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    Re: 5 Days In Colorado - July

    Hey Johnathon if you take 285 West out of Denver it goes straight to Gunnison. Gunnison County has it all; Ghost towns, Hartman Rocks, Blue Mesa Reservoir, largest organism in the world (an aspen...
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    Re: LED lighting for wet plate collodion

    I just finished a project where I shot 140 wet plate portraits in the studio. I never shoot indoors, always out in the sun, so I wanted to invest the least amount of money in lights. I bought two...
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    Re: wet plate installation complete

    Thanks guys! It was a fun/frustrating project! Open house is this Friday, everyone's welcomed.
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    Re: wet plate installation complete

    Last one...hopefully this rotates correctly, if not, you get the idea.
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    wet plate installation complete

    Just thought I'd share what I've been working on for the last two month. The end is in sight! Western State Colorado University commissioned me to build a bar on campus and to "be creative." So I...
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    Re: Essential photography Apps? Your List?

    Pinhole assist for wet platers!
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    Re: November 2016 Portrait Thread

    Wet Plate image from a series I'm about to wrap up.... finally.
    8x8 ambrotype, 6 seconds at 4.5 with indoor lighting (2 LED floodlamps and 12 CFL bulbs)

    Thanks Jeff
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  8. Great article about Australian Photographer Matthew Abbott

    Not sure what format is used here, maybe 4x5? He's got a great website too.
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    Re: Spirit sensitizing prblems, streaking

    Thanks for the help Gents. I took your advice and reduced the temperature in my darkroom to 65 degrees. I also put my acetone in the fridge and the colder temperatures produced a print without...
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    Spirit sensitizing prblems, streaking

    I've been involved with the Rawlins Oil process for almost a year now and have had a tumultuous relationship with my sensitizing technique. The Rawlins process involves sensitizing a piece of...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Thanks for making the video! I love watching the work flow of other wet platers. You run you glass cutter through a bar of soap!? Brilliant, I'm doing that.
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Yes you can but you have to push the plate down quickly in the silver. The problem with this method is, as the silver flows over the plate you may get silver lines that form as the silver halts...
  13. Re: Some suggestions on how to choose your ULF camera format.

    Knowing how large you want to shoot without going over in size is also something to consider. That's a hard one to predict without actually shooting though. I converted an 8x10 B&J camera into a...
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    Re: 20x16 bellows

    I'm definitely not a pro in bellows making but I have made two of them, one for my 12x20 and another for my 8x10. They're hard and vary labor intensive. I say this because you only want to make a...
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    Re: Nude

    Wow what a beautiful image! Simple yet powerful composition. Very reminiscent of something Stieglitz might have shot with O'Keeffe as his model. Love it!
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    This was a difficult shooting day. I actually took this picture last year and tried to print it in salt to no avail. I was trying to trouble shoot issues out in the field with 1 model and 4 helpers...
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    Re: Wet Plate Portable Darkroom

    I never used a respirator. The collodion can be poured outside and fixed outside as well. Not a lot of fumes accumulate. But I agree with Corran, it gets wicked hot in there. Find some shade to...
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    Re: Wet Plate Portable Darkroom

    I use to have a portable darkroom in the back of my truck but have since moved away from that and now use a Eskimo ice fishing tent. It's pretty light tight right out of the box but there is some...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Good luck with that Bob. The most I've ever done in one day were 8 salt prints of one image, it almost killed me! I'm going to brew another pot of coffee and watch those two videos that I saw when...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Ha! I feel you.
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thanks for the compliment Imsonegative!

    Nana, I love the Oil process. You were the one that said to continue with it when I gave up on the process. So, thank you! I took your advice.

    Jeff
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Thanks Jody s!
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Denny, I googled his images, a compliment indeed! Thank you, I'm going to check his stuff out in detail. Thank you
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    This is a Rawlins Oil print from a 12x12 wet plate negative. I'm digging the Rawlins so much that I'm leaving salt printing which I HAD considered the bees knees.
    -140lb Arches Platine and Graphic...
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    Re: post alternative techniques

    Love this! I really like the look of the cold pressed paper. Beautifully warm mood you created here. Love the light reflections in the floor.
  26. Re: Pictorialism - Soft focus and alternate processes

    Artistic styles, like fashion find there way back to the main stream. Pictoralism is alive and well and incorporating itself into our modern time. Check out the amazingly beautiful game LIMBO and...
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    That paragraph from Ernest J Theisen seems right Randy. I guess it's the same principle as using carbon tissue since it's basically gelatin covered paper though not colored.
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    Fr. Mark the final support paper isn't treated with dichromate. The final support could be; fixed out photo paper, water color paper or even glass. If you were so inclined Jim Fitzgerald, Andrew...
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    Fr. Mark Oil Printing or Rawlins Oil Printing is the parent process to the Bromoil Process. There's not a lot of info out there but I'll leave you a few links that helped me. I love the process...
  30. Re: Pictorialism - Soft focus and alternate processes

    Well said Jim! It took me a few years to finally settle in to a process that I love and resembles the pictoralist style. I shoot large glass negatives for POP printing and had tried albumen, salt,...
  31. Re: Matting, framing Glass Plates/Ambrotypes

    I don't know about historical framing but I like to keep my framing for ambros really simple. I use a flat black metal frame and off white or cream matte (I don't use white because it's too bright)....
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    Re: The Salt Print Thread

    Yeah, Borut is an amazing guy and will respond to emails if you have questions about the process. I did notice he used yellow beeswax too, yellow and white all being equal but in my POP printing...
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    Re: The Salt Print Thread

    Here's a picture I did this weekend. It's a 12x12 inch wet plate negative that I shot on a B&J 8x10 camera that I converted to a 12x20. I find myself using the 12x12 square format about 90% of the...
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    Re: The Salt Print Thread

    Beeswax won't give you a semi gloss look. Although Renaissance Wax Polish might.
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    Re: The Salt Print Thread

    I was told to use only white beeswax. I can only assume that yellow beeswax would partially obscure the print and affect the over all tone. I mix my beeswax and lavender oil in a dedicated, small,...
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    Re: The Salt Print Thread

    Waxing prints with beeswax and lavender oil adds more depth to the blacks and gives a nice satin finish to the print. Waxing is a must in my book! Make sure you tape down the print, you don't want...
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    Re: June 2015 portraits

    Beautiful pic!! Love the composition.
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    Re: gold toner turning purple

    Thank you both for the reply. I'll buy some industrial grade borax before trying your recipe Sandy. I really love the deep chocolate/black tone the Ellie's recipe gives. However, Sandy how much...
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    gold toner turning purple

    I make my own toner following Ellie Young's Gold Borax recipe. 1000ml distilled water, 6gm borax (I use 20 mule team) and 12ml of 1% gold chloride. The first batch I made toned my salt prints...
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    Re: Collodion - Wet Plate Images

    Nice work Erik, I like the creepiness factor going on. Send me a line if you ever need help with wet plate, I'm up in Gunnison. You're the closest wet plater around!

    Jeff
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