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  1. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    Thanks for all the helpful thoughts about options. I ended up going to see Brian Flax at his framing shop on Wabash Ave in Chicago. The glass was broken so I replaced it with a UV protection glass....
  2. Re: Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    Thanks for all the helpful suggestions. I even took the suggestion to contact Martha Sandweiss. She suggested the double matting approach. I will check in with the Chicago Art Institute before...
  3. Mat conservation for a vintage Laura Gilpin print ??

    I recently found a 1940 print of my uncle by Laura Gilpin in the attic. The print was not stored under ideal conditions. Print may be platinum - about 8 inch by 9 inch. It is in perfect condition. ...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Mark, yes it is a Sampson. Thanks for advice about legs..I will watch them. Here are some samples of things I have taken and contact printed 20x24. Sorry for the iphone pix....it is a digital as I...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Dan,
    The lens was commissioned a few years ago for a camera much bigger than mine. The lens was available. It was not within capacity to resist buying the lens. I though I would be able to get...
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    My first 20 x 24 was like an 8th grade science project - foam board and duct tape. The big box camera was easy and quick to make. It was the foam board film holder that was hard to make. It worked...
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    Re: Hi from the Northwest Suburbs (Chicago)

    Welcome, I think you will find this group the welcoming, supportive and well informed for all you online needs. There are local groups to meet up with in person when you have interests. I recommend...
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    Re: Hi from Boston!!

    Welcome ! I am jealous you are close to two of my favorite places

    https://www.cameracommons.com/index.html

    http://monheganwelcome.com/

    Best,

    Francis
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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    Chiago is such a great town for photography. Central Camera is kind of a epicenter. Gallery scene is pretty great too.

    15 min walk from Central Camera there is the Peter Lik Gallery. ...
  10. Thread: Allen Hess ??

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    Allen Hess ??

    Allen Hess is a supergreat b&w photographer with work in important collections. I am trying to acquire a copy of his image of Mt. St Hellens that was in View Camera magizine. Am trying to track him...
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    Re: Central Camera Chicago & Ilford NEWS

    Central Camera is the real deal. The kind of place that has almost vanished. But CC and staff are totally committed to what they do and helping. Great new digital stuff stuff, mind boggling vintage...
  12. Re: 7th Annual Large and Ultra Large Format Meet and Greet

    Thanks for the preview shots..Look forward to lots more of the actual event. Thee is a lot of interest among those of us who can't make it. I am aiming for next year.
  13. 2019 Ilford Special Order period now open

    Anyone have an idea about the 2019 speical order period?

    Moderator's note: the 2019 special order period is now open, see post #6 below.
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    Re: Suggestions for April LF photo trips?

    Monhegan Island off the coast of ME is a perfect kind of place. Your camera will beg you take more pictures

    http://monheganwelcome.com/

    Just made a trip to Bisbee AZ for the first time. A...
  15. Re: 3rd Annual Southern California Large and Ultra-Large Format Photographers’ “Meet

    I have been following this event for years and will try to make it this year to connect with others ULFers. Illinois is far but I think I can do it as a day trip.
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    Finding Allen Hess ??

    A few years ago I saw a work by large format photographer Allen Hess in Vew Camera magizine. A beautiful work of Mt. St. Helens.
    I have listings of his works in museums

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  17. Re: MIdwest Large Format Asylum 1/26- anyone going?

    Check the facebook page

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/275113417230/
  18. Re: MIdwest Large Format Asylum 1/26- anyone going?

    Last year was the first year I went to this long standing annual event. For me it was very much an ideal gathering. Friendly people...wonderful talent...very comfortable gathering and sharing. I...
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    Jan 26, 2019 LF Meet Up Chesterton IN

    Annual Inspirational Saturday/Print Review of the Midwest Large Format Asylum is coming up Jan 26 in Chesterton Indiana

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/275113417230/

    It has been going for years...
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    Re: Hello from Chicago

    Welcome. Chicago is a great town for photography. Check out Facebook for the Midwest Large Format Asylum. Nice bunch of people. The annual print review is coming up Saturday Jan 26 in Chesterton...
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    Re: A Lightweight 14x17 Build

    Such beautiful construction and wood. Let us know how the new lightweight design works
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    Re: What a whopper!

    The Boston Camera crushes ALL others. 6096mm. Get out the way. It rules.182959
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    Re: Hey Hey From Chicago!

    Assorted list of Chicago resources

    http://www.chicagocommunitydarkroom.org/

    http://www.glennview.com/ remarkable place....perhaps when you have been at it a bit longer
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  24. Re: Sherman, Bosco, and Layton at Camera Commons Sept. 30th

    LOOK LIKE A GREAT show. If Chicago was a bit closer, I would be there. Camera Commons is such a great space and resource for photographers. I had the pleasure of going to the aforementioned workshop...
  25. Thread: BIG camera.

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    Re: BIG camera.

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  26. Thread: BIG camera.

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    Re: BIG camera.

    The Boston Camera should certainly be considered in this discussion

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Camera

    3 tons. 6096mm lens
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    Re: Hello from France

    Welcome! I enjoy your website very much.

    My opinion of the French: Daguerreotypes should never have become an "alternative process". In many ways it is the highest technical expression of...
  28. Re: North Georgia Large Format Photographers Group

    Corran,

    This sounds like a great idea. Meetups and being in touch locally is so important. While I greatly value this forum (a digital experience) , there is nothing like networking locally (an...
  29. Re: 4th Annual LF Gathering Alabama Hills, CA: May 4-6 2018

    Hope you can post some pictures of the event. They would be interesting to see
  30. Thread: Art Shay RIP

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    Re: Art Shay RIP

    I saw him last at his show at the American Writers Museum in Chicago - a collection of some of the great authors he had photographed.

    He did so much great work for so many many years. Tireless...
  31. Re: Midwest Large Format Asylum Print Show January 27th

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  32. Re: Midwest Large Format Asylum Print Show January 27th

    This was my first time.....and it was great. Such talent. It has been going for over 10 years. Over two dozen came for the event and most brought their work.

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  33. Re: Midwest Large Format Asylum Print Show January 27th

    Have enjoyed past pasts about this evetn and am very much looking forward to coming for the first time with something to show and much to learn.
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    Re: Ilford 2017 Special order delivery date?

    Thanks for the responses and letting me know your special order film has started to arrive. I am still waiting for my 20 x 24 HP5. Have others gotten their 20 x24 film or is it just me?
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    Ilford 2017 Special order delivery date?

    Anybody gotten their Ilford special orders this year yet? Anybody hear when they are arriving in the US?
  36. Re: 5th Annual Meet and Greet! It's at a new Venue!

    Any plans for a 6th annual event?
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    Re: Show off your ULF camera

    Great camera. What is customized about it? What others makers did you consider? Looks new-out -of-the-box. What subjects do you plan to shoot. Enquiring minds want to know.
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    Re: 90 inch bellows - what is exposure?

    Thanks to all for the insights and suggestions. I shall try Rich's formula first.

    I will be happy to share the results here.....but that is a quandry. It will be a tiny image that can only...
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    Re: 90 inch bellows - what is exposure?

    Daylight. in shaded area
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    90 inch bellows - what is exposure?

    I am setting up a shot I have tried before…unsuccessfully. Here are the specs. I am foggy on the bellow extension factor and reciprocity failure. The set up is for a head shot in the outdoors. It...
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