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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    “These "biggies" are often Far more important to the image created than camera used.”

    Absolutely!

    Now we perhaps should get back to our regularly scheduled program on Broncolor!

    I’ll start a...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    On camera flash I equate to deer in the headlights.

    Three biggies for people photography:

    Lighting. How to sculp with it.

    Posing

    Composition
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    I most always used my Quantum’s on low power, giving me almost instant recycle. Always off camera flash with Pocket Wizards. They are terrific. I set the ISO on the camera(s) to either 400 or 800. I...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Nice to chat with you here.

    Looks like you have several enlargers! Me, I own just the B-22 XL!

    I never had my own darkroom until my wife said, “we’re getting the room finished with a large...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Looks like Swiss mfgring.
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Didn’t use a roller. It has those ends when rolled by hand which move the chemicals around, end to end. I may still have it some where in my home. I also used a color analyzer to get the color...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    I bought the B-22 XL, little longer to raise up the head for the enlarger. I use the Chromega color head for contrast and use VC paper.

    Did color a long time ago, using a Unicolor drum. For me it...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Thanks for your thoughts.

    In business, I mainly did events. Quantum’s suited me just fine. And my Canon equipment worked for what I did.

    Just a side note, when I did my undergrad studies, I...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Would this provide enough light?

    https://qtm.com/shop/q-flash-model-x5dr-flash-head-200-400-w-s/


    F.Y.I.

    I sold several large prints (50x40) made with my full frame Canon digital. RAW...
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    Re: Broncolor Flash Pack Bonanza

    Decades ago I switched to Quantum. Used Pocket Wizards to fire them. Completely cordless. Lightweight stands. Proper temp. Got about 600 flashes per battery before re-charge. Had several batteries.
    ...
  11. Re: Through the Eyes of Paula Chamlee November 9 – December 30, 2022

    What do you think of the prices?

    Thanks.
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    I’ve got prints I made over 50 years ago and they still look fine. Some I made when I was in the military, I believe it was 1971 as one of the schools I attended (San Diego) had a darkroom on base...
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    Re: Darkroom vs Scanning

    Just wondering, which will last longer, an ink jet print or a ag gel darkroom made print? With the Same conditions of showing. At my age maybe I shouldn’t care!

    I find, that with digital, I look...
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    Re: Stainless steel in the darkroom

    I keep my liquid chemicals in cabinets so as they are in the dark and relatively constant cool temps. I store my stock solutions using empty 2 liter soda bottles. The cap works sealing the bottle...
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    Re: Uncertainty vs. Failure

    When I was young I had a lot of failures. It’s been a part of my life. I looked at each time I failed and how I could prevent it from happening again in the future.

    Self confidence is important...
  16. Re: Always go for the light stand with the heaviest weight rating?

    Over the years, I used several lighting set ups; however, the best system for me was using Quantum flashes with Pocket Wizards. No cords to trip over, light weight stand used and with the pocket...
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    Re: George Hurrell, Documentary

    Thanks for the link.

    Interesting.

    His style of photography was liked by Hollywood stars at that time.
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    Re: Why are we here?

    Gives me something to do.
  19. Re: How can I construct an inexpensive accent-light holder?

    I would sometimes use a Jorgenson spring loaded hand operated clamp, the clamp end has orange rubber gaskets. The end that.I would squeeze, has a hole in it. I used that with a fastener to mount my...
  20. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    I did find this source of information:

    https://www.scantips.com/colornegs.html

    Decades ago, I printed color slides using a Unicolor drum. Then I would print client selected slides to make a...
  21. Re: Calibrating Modern Flash & Flash Bulbs & Zone Focus 4X5

    I studied lighting patterns and various camera positions with the body and lighting set up to make flattering photographs of people. Those are two important ingredients when making photographs of...
  22. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    Some info:

    (It’s more than twenty five words, but worth the read!)

    http://www.brianpritchard.com/why_colour_negative_is_orange.htm
  23. Re: Software for Converting Scanned Color Negatives

    What about Photoshop Elements.

    Two important ingredients with Photoshop are layers and blending. You can work with both with this program.

    Check here:...
  24. Re: Shutter Speed... Flash... What Difference Does It Make?

    I find this place is helpful for photography lighting:

    https://strobist.blogspot.com/


    And if you’re interested in lighting just for people, this is a start:
    ...
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    Re: Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

    Very nice. Good job.
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    Re: Developer Formulas for C-41 film?

    John Dersham is on Facebook and a former Kodak sales rep.

    Maybe worth a try and ask him.
  27. Re: Are print drums a more practical way to print big in a bathroom?

    When I had to make a large print, I would put at least one, usually fixer, sometimes two on the floor in the darkroom. It wasn’t very often. 20x24 is the largest I made and I used trays for 16x20 and...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    wheathins,

    May I suggest having a backup job, just in case you need it.

    Some advice:

    Find someone who could help you with your photography, be your coach and mentor.

    Do you have a...
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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Never.

    I’m retired now but when in business, it was digital for me since 2004.

    Film days, it was medium format which, when looking back, was a Pita!
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    Re: Anyone use A and I lab?

    They used to be listed on the B&H web site. Just checked it and when I searched, it didn’t produce any results.

    When I was in business, I used WHCC but they only print from digital files.
  31. Re: Can you guys critique my website/portfolio of my large format photography work?

    I’m a retired professional photographer. It was a second career for me. But I did pretty good with it and I enjoyed every moment of my business.

    The best thing that happened to me, helping me get...
  32. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    Could be, but I finally got all of the ingredients correctly put together when my wife started liking the portraits I made of her!

    Most people I met wanted a portrait made that makes them look...
  33. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    So true.

    Thanks for mentioning the rapport that's needed between subject and photographer. I found this enjoyable and fun and people could tell it.
  34. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    "Lighting is often more significant in creative/expressive image making than camera/lens and related gear."

    Yes, you are correct.

    But also posing and composition are two
    more pillars out of...
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    Re: Dynalite Infrared Transmitter

    Sorry to hear about Dynalite. I have their system but put it aside when I went to Quantum flashes.
  36. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    One of the reasons I got hired is my ability to put together lighting patterns to make beautiful photographs of people. I would do, sometimes rather quickly, a facial analysis to determine the best...
  37. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    "Right, go out an buy a digital SLR when a $25 flash meter is all you need."

    Stupid answer.
  38. Re: Getting the correct lens settings for a synced strobe?

    You could use a digital slr as your tool for correct exposure. And there are some apps to make your phone into a light meter.

    I always work to get proper exposure for the entire photograph....
  39. Re: Hello and happy new year from Lancashire, UK

    It’s those few glasses of wine that can get you to buy things you might otherwise pass on. I’ve done that myself even having found my cc on the floor of our living room the next day! No more as I...
  40. Re: Marketing Platinum Portraits in 11x14 , Is this posible and then How?

    I’m retired now, but I started a professional photography business when I was in my fifties (1998). I was lucky to meet a fellow who became my coach and mentor. I recommend you do the same.
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