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  1. Natural North Light Traditional Lighting Wet Plate

    This topic may not be covered completely by 'artificial lighting'

    How does Natural North Light Sunlight CRI and color temp vary by latitude and passage through various filters such as traditional...
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    Re: The Perils of BRASSO (and similar)

    Only yesterday I watched a similar type warning about antibiotics and dangerous bacteria

    The video showed a hospital worker cleaning a bed frame and never wiping the crevices

    People are sloppy...
  3. Re: Amazing collection of glassplates - Costică Acsinte

    Interesting,and it's all disappearing, sad

    From Time Magazine,

    "Costica Acsinte was a Romanian army photographer during World War I who, following his discharge, opened a small commercial...
  4. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Perhaps Cooper's quest is the art and he gains most

    Zen Master
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    Re: Nitrogen Processing

    Great documentation Roger, thank you!

    I run a stock Calumet gas burst system, I made my own timer as the 2 old ones I obtained didn't work

    I find it very easy to use and we can turn the lights...
  6. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    No discussion of subliminals?

    Some examples here, if paged down.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/subliminal-ads-2011-5
  7. Re: Head and Shoulder Portrait Lens for 11x14 Camera

    I use the Ronar 480 also

    I do need to try my two 300mm f4.5 Wollensak back to back, one is SF and the other normal, but each uses a different flange which is slowing me down

    But the shorter...
  8. Re: Head and Shoulder Portrait Lens for 11x14 Camera

    2 softboxes with grids

    Setting up for another next week, it will not be posted here
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    No phones, computers or tablets in my DR

    If I fall, I will either crawl to one or die happy
  10. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    Yes, I was trying to recall his name. Very nice!

    Way out of my budget, but I may hack one similar
  11. Re: Head and Shoulder Portrait Lens for 11x14 Camera

    David, shot on my Deardorff SC11, 11X14 film with Nikon 610 mm f9

    Cannot recall shooting aperture, no PS, scanned on V700 so image area shown is about 8X10
    ...
  12. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    Not saying, when it works I will show it

    I am not in a hurry
  13. Re: Head and Shoulder Portrait Lens for 11x14 Camera

    Kinda depends on look, era, what one likes

    so many are now acclimated to cell phone selfies that expectations may vary, big noses are big

    I prefer 11X14" film in studio with vignetting, so...
  14. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    I assume you have been here, https://graflex.org/
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    At home, I have music playing continuously, silence is deafening

    Not muzak, as I have a fantastic community radio station, which I support with a few $

    Also in DR and love darkness, so...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Good, but I still don't like it

    I like very simple things, it's not

    Good luck!
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    That is a different timer

    I bought mine here http://www.braillebookstore.com/Talking-Timer-Clock.1

    Notice it uses Two AG13 batteries
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    I bought one of those last month. "Designed" for the blind, sold by a Blind site. $15

    I consider it junk. Special batteries, not common AA and difficult for me to set up.

    It's already in the...
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    Good and cheaper

    Thank you!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    Why wouldn't it count?

    I have done the same flat with two 8 X 10 making 10 X 16"
  21. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    Any thread may drift, if you want 16X20 by all means go for it

    My project, in planning stage only is much bigger, as I work out how to do it with my limited budget

    Here goes, 14 X 72" film, you...
  22. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    There are a few specialists, I have not used any of them

    Google it and have $$$
    ...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    Just bought one, NOS

    Never seen or heard of it until now

    I have a box of broken Time-O-Lites that were sold as functional, even on this forum...

    Never complain, never explain, but learn from...
  24. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    I am sure he used every option available at that time

    I was thinking of the image of Dody, however it is seemingly and artificially symmetrical

    Nonetheless, astounding!
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    Interesting, thanks!

    Here are some of my friends and their now closed and vastly delayed BOLEX KS
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    Good idea, even found one, Morris Products Home Door Bell – 4 Inch DoorBell, 2.2 Amps, 35 Watts –
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    Re: Need Packard shutter solenoid mod

    RC servos are stepper motors, thanks for the link
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    When working steel or whatever you use, it is often better to use a longer piece for leverage, drilling, shaping. Then cut to length and finish
    A big vice and a 4 lb hammer will bang it into shape...
  29. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    Most, I did, would think that was either digital or a layer mask

    Reality well seen!
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    1/4” can be cold worked

    The thing is it’s a pita to replace it if ABS breaks.

    But you do have cutoff pipe to test with

    I am sure you can make something work
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    I still think steel, as it's more fun to play blacksmith with a hammer

    and I can't find mine, but you know why...

    nice pic, in that hole
  32. Re: Graflex Series D 4x5 SLR Loud Shutter and Vibrations

    It needs shutter curtain repair

    But first read the operation manual and try again

    Good luck!
  33. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    I would expect New Orleans had an unusual photographer

    At least one video is here, https://youtu.be/vVZUJqidwBU
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    I gave up arguing that 1/4 plate was as effective as 4 X 5 with lighter cameras, yet I shoot them only with sheet film

    But I do see my 7 X 11 as bigger than 8 X 10 because the Eastman #2 7 X 11 is...
  35. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    I found a few of his books on Abebooks, gotta wait for the next paycheck

    Today got a 1966 Photographer's Mate 3 & 2 for light reading of it's 644 pages! Abebooks $10 delivered, name rank and...
  36. Re: Clarence John Laughlin - Father of American Surrealism

    Wow!

    I see what you mean, "he Staircase as Masks"
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    Poll: Re: Poll: most used ULF formats

    and 11x14 film is available year round
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    Re: Rebuilding a Deardorff 11x14 Studio Stand

    Why not 3D print the brake shoes in some heavy duty plastic

    No felt necessary and can be trimmed to fit with a Dremel

    I bet Peter already thought of this...
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    Re: Keeping Time tray developing film

    I need a windup kitchen timer

    When I count, I count to 60 and add the minutes in my other 1/2 brain

    My Apple SE can be used if laid face down on something very flat, which then shows no light
    ...
  40. Re: Need Advice on 16x20 cameras and film from owners/users

    I am very slowly adapting a camera to 14X17"

    I have three 14X17 NOS plastic holders, very heavy and I chose 14X17 because X-Ray film is available and cheap

    My process camera being adapted is...
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