Search:

Type: Posts; User: Pieter; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Thread: Avedon

    by Pieter
    Replies
    21
    Views
    729

    Re: Avedon

    No one is "machine-gunning" with an 8x10, even with all the resources and assistants Avedon had. You may dislike Avedon, his style or technique, but when you cannot see through the camera, you can...
  2. Replies
    3
    Views
    220

    Re: Piezography: Talk me into/out of it

    I can't speak for what might be involved in setting up your printer, etc. but the piezography prints that I have had made by Cone Editions are amazingly beautiful, far richer than what I can produce...
  3. Thread: Avedon

    by Pieter
    Replies
    21
    Views
    729

    Avedon

    I know there are those in this forum who don't particularly like Richard Avedon's work, but there is an interesting article in today's NY Times, some of which deals with the difference he found...
  4. Replies
    10
    Views
    395

    Re: Visualization, Pre and Post?

    I prefer not to pre-visualize. I often find the results of such overthinking to be dry and uninteresting. I much prefer to react to the scene or subject. In other words, the photo will often take me...
  5. Thread: Massive Dev app

    by Pieter
    Replies
    11
    Views
    318

    Re: Massive Dev app

    That would be such a personal variable it would be pretty impossible to include it in such a chart. Light source, condenser/diffusion, lens choice, paper, personal taste--the individual needs to take...
  6. Thread: Massive Dev app

    by Pieter
    Replies
    11
    Views
    318

    Re: Massive Dev app

    I wasn't aware the Massive Dev App had print times.
  7. Thread: Spotting

    by Pieter
    Replies
    16
    Views
    497

    Re: Spotting

    Thanks all. I have been using most of the techniques described (except wetting with my tongue). One of the things I find frustrating is when I dilute the spotting color to lighter shades of gray, the...
  8. Thread: Spotting

    by Pieter
    Replies
    16
    Views
    497

    Spotting

    I have to say upfront mixed feelings about print spotting--it is a necessary for me, something I put off until I have no other choice but to do it. I clean my negatives pretty well but there is...
  9. Re: Photographing Darkroom Prints To Be Shown Online

    Why would they insist on photos vs scans if it just being posted online? Are the prints too large to scan?
  10. Replies
    13
    Views
    688

    Re: Overhead still lifes

    Lucky you. I have never seen one that cheap and I've had my eye out for one for a while...it has to be local, no one would ship something that big. I missed out on one this spring because I didn't...
  11. Replies
    13
    Views
    688

    Re: Overhead still lifes

    Yes, a pedestal stand (Arkay, Manfrottto, Foba) is ideal but start at over a grand. And most are over 6' tall. A bit pricey to try something out.
  12. Replies
    13
    Views
    688

    Re: Overhead still lifes

    I use a Manfrotto arm with a counter weight, too. I also like to keep the subject surface low to the ground and tilted about 10º so I am not working off a ladder to compose--maybe just a step stool...
  13. Replies
    8
    Views
    356

    Re: Preparing for a book

    That is how the final book file is to be delivered to the printer, something the designer will do. It says nothing about the image profile or type to be supplied to the designer.
  14. Replies
    8
    Views
    356

    Re: Preparing for a book

    I had a good experience with Bookmobile as a printer. I believe they also provide fulfillment services. In any case, once you have settled on a printer be prepared to modify your files to conform to...
  15. Dry Mountings vs Hinging and other aspects of presentation

    In the past I have dry-mounted my prints, sometimes with a border, sometimes trimmed flush (the print, not the board). Recently, I have taken to using linen tape hinges to mount prints, liking the...
  16. Replies
    10
    Views
    236

    Re: Flash Firing Before Shutter?

    I think Flash Zebra might have what you're looking for. https://www.flashzebra.com/products.shtml
  17. Replies
    11
    Views
    672

    Re: Tripod arm to support camera bed

    I think it might be you need 3 to have one functional.
  18. Replies
    4
    Views
    353

    Shooting 8x10 in a submarine

    I have no idea to which sub-forum to post this, but it's a fun video showing a French photographer whose latest project involves shooting LF in a submarine. And he split-grade prints his...
  19. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,094

    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Interesting that museums don't like that method. I guess it is the dry-mounting. But I have seen any number of classic prints in museums mounted like that.
  20. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,094

    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    Do you trim the prints flush before dry mounting, or leave the white paper border?
  21. Replies
    31
    Views
    1,094

    Re: Mat Size vs. Mount Size

    How are you attaching the smaller board to the larger mat? Will it hold up over time? And sandwiched in a frame, might the larger mat distort (curve inward) with the uneven thickness caused by having...
  22. Replies
    5
    Views
    578

    Re: Artist in Residence Programs

    Some programs require the artist to share the work done during the residency through an exhibition or studio visits. Some also require the artist to give talks or workshops to the public.
  23. Re: Southern California incinerator source for black-and-white negatives?

    Shred them. If there are enough, take them to a commercial shredder. Brett Weston did not burn all or even a majority of his negatives. Some he soaked in water, let them stick together and put them...
  24. Replies
    15
    Views
    625

    Re: Digital file to B&W negative

    I have had LTV negatives made from digital files. You need to experiment, because the film used (in my case, TRI X 320) will most probably add contrast to the image. I made a range of contrasts and...
  25. Re: LF TTL Metering Systems Inquiry- Experience with these?

    207019I don't know if this helps, it is from the Sinar System Handbook, 1977.
  26. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,985

    Re: studio space problems with soft boxes

    You're in California. Open the window and shoot from outside. You should have plenty of room on the sides for your lighting. I'm not kidding here. I have a workspace (I dare not call it a studio)...
  27. Replies
    30
    Views
    1,985

    Re: studio space problems with soft boxes

    Kino-flos with diffusion, maybe. But bouncing off opposite walls or flats might be the simplest.
  28. Replies
    10
    Views
    545

    Re: Crud on negatives

    I did put a couple off drops of PhotoFlo in the wash at the end, but my understanding is it just breaks down the surface tension of the water so drops don't form.

    I tried printing the neg at...
  29. Replies
    10
    Views
    545

    Re: Crud on negatives

    It is definitely on the non-emulsion side. The negatives have been stored as all my others, in PrintFile pages. It is almost like a soap scum, but won't wash off. I may try being more generous with...
  30. Replies
    10
    Views
    545

    Re: Crud on negatives

    I took Doremus' suggestion, soaking the film in stop bath for 5 minutes then washing yet again. I had high hopes as the wash water had a blue tint to it. But upon drying, everything looks the same. I...
  31. Replies
    10
    Views
    545

    Re: Crud on negatives

    I forgot to add, this is how this printed 4 years ago.

    206679
  32. Replies
    10
    Views
    545

    Crud on negatives

    I tried posting to another forum, but didn't get any suggestions that worked.

    I went to print a negative from about 4 years ago, and discovered a layer of haze or something on the backing side of...
  33. Replies
    9
    Views
    505

    Re: Location Surreal Reine Paradis Photography

    Without the documentary, the effort that went into producing the photos doesn't really come through. All of the photos that are highlighted could have easily been shot in a studio with sets or...
  34. Replies
    5,780
    Views
    1,195,661

    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

    206183

    Hasselblad SWC, TX 400 rated 160
  35. Re: Flatbed scan print vs copy stand digital capture of print for website reproductio

    I regularly scan 8x10 prints with an Epson V600 Photo. Flattened the prints in a dry-mount press, they scan well enough for web use. I have found that if there are deep blacks, they will pick up a...
  36. Replies
    68
    Views
    11,113

    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    One of the boundary lines is between services. They strongly dislike sharing equipment. The F-4 Phantom was hard for the Air Force to take on, as is with the Navy variant of the current F-35...
  37. Replies
    68
    Views
    11,113

    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    I wasn't doubting you saw something. Only that it was Navy. Chill. If the Navy funded some sort of stealth craft, they don't seem to have pursued it -- possibly it could just be too difficult to land...
  38. Replies
    68
    Views
    11,113

    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    Probably a bit of deception...the Navy doesn't fly any stealth aircraft...(that we know of!)
  39. Replies
    68
    Views
    11,113

    Re: Flower bloom in Death valley

    Is it the Navy or the Air Force? Edwards AFB is not far away...
  40. Re: New Photoshop ‘Select Subject’ Feature Gets Even Better

    I have had good results with Topaz Remask. Once you get to know the interface it produces a good mask, especially for tricky things like hair and trees.
Results 1 to 40 of 339
Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4