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    Re: Portraits from 2021

    Polaroid 55. In the dark of winter

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    Re: We Are Target Group Leaders

    Very nice !
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    Re: 2 Questions re Location Portraiture

    Making photographs with a 35mm with a motor drive, and Polaroid, and LF says that you haven't decided what is the creative intent of your work. Each of those modalities and processes produces an...
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    Re: 2021 Self Portraits

    Playing around with old Polaroid 55 P/N on the first day of the year.211130
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    Re: Double sided inkjet paper recommendations

    I have looked far and wide for quality book-making ink jet papers. The problem is, I've concluded, that all the papers that take photo black ink (semi-gloss, etc) have a coating that cracks when you...
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    Re: what went wrong -- LIGHT LEAK !

    Thanks to all! I do keep an index of holders and light leaks, so I'll monitor this one. Probably a one-off mistake in technique, but that's why we keep doing this!!
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    what went wrong -- LIGHT LEAK !

    I'm trying to figure out what went wrong here - did some light leak in between the holder and the camera? Any guesses would be appreciated!208929
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Part of my Pandemic Portrait Series....207794
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    Re: How To Use Stouffer Step Tablet?

    What an awesome story, and experience!
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    Re: Help with developing results good and bad

    The "bad" negatives are grossly out of focus, so it must involve a problem when you shot them. Maybe the tripod moved, or you hadn't tightened all the knobs (I've done all of this and more).
  11. Re: What can cause TINY TINY white spots on a neg?

    Another possibility is microbubbles formed by the acid stop bath. I've always used a water stop bath for this reason.
  12. Re: ARTIFACT on my negative - what kind of light leak is this?

    Excellent advice! What a wealth of experience. No, the rebate edges were not fogged, so it clearly happened when the holder was in the camera. I'm usually fastidious about keeping the dark cloth...
  13. ARTIFACT on my negative - what kind of light leak is this?

    Hello all -
    Recently encountered a light leak, and I can't figure out how it happened. Any ideas? It's HP5, 4x5, in a previously tried and true film holder. I'm wondering, maybe the dark cloth...
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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    Pandemic photography203358
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    Re: Strobes vs Continuous Lighting with MF and LF?

    Check out Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' work. He shoots studio portraits in 8x10. If you're serious about portraiture with artificial light, I'd recommend taking a workshop or class to get started.
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    Re: Digital printing: Papers for Black and white

    For bookmaking, the paper must fold cleanly. I have tried almost every duo paper that is semi-gloss/luster/pearl. They all have a coating that cracks and fragments at the fold. So I've settled on...
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    Re: Organizing Film Holders

    I've numbered all my 4x5 holders with a unique number, and A and B sides (e.g. 35A, 35B). Those with different films are kept in different labelled bags. When shot, the dark slide is turned to...
  18. Re: Anyone have 8x10 300mm f5.6 environmental portrait examples?

    Take a look at the series of portraits I've done with a 300mm Nikkor f5.6 and an 8x10 Deardorff.....

    http://michaelsobel.photo/galleries/regards/
  19. Thread: Head Braces

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    Re: Head Braces

    The top end of a guitar stand works great - light, adjustable, and cheap.
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    Re: August 2015 portraits

    138815Seattle, WA

    Deardorff 8x10
    HP5 in HC110
    f 11 @ 60th
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    Re: Stitched Together

    Three 4x5 negatives, scanned and stitched....

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  22. Re: Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Pearl surface sensitivity--solved

    Try toggling between "relative colorimetric" versus "perceptual" settings in PS. One or the other, I can't remember which, has a tendency to overload the ink where there are very saturated areas.
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    Re: Divided developer pros and cons

    Everyone has parts of it right, but not all of it. The exposed portions of the negative do not absorb any more or less of the developer (reducing agent) than do the underexposed portions. The...
  24. Re: Delta 100 Sheet Film Contact Printing Experience

    Try skipping the stop bath, and using a water rinse instead. Sometimes microscopic gas bubbles arise from the acid reaction in the stop bath.
  25. Re: What is the Yelw/Blu/Wht/Red switch on my Goerz Rectagon 6 inch lens?

    Thanks so much! So... a 0 setting would be for a strobe?
  26. What is the Yelw/Blu/Wht/Red switch on my Goerz Rectagon 6 inch lens?

    Just acquired a Goerz Rectagon 6" f.6 lens. On the side there's a small switch that can be cocked like a shutter, with a scale of 25/20/5/0, the color labels, and a tiny knurled knob.

    What does...
  27. Help with surge lines in developing with film hangers

    I've been having recurrent problems with a soft surge line running the long side of my 4x5 negatives. The hangers are kodak (see picture), and the line occurs at the long side of the film that sits...
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    Re: Micro Contrast with Unsharp Mask in PS

    this is a well recognized technique (i.e. high radius 40-60, low amount 30-60) to bring out more contrast in the middle ranges, where the borders between a light and dark area have much smoother...
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    Re: post your trees!

    More trees at http://earlnash.tumblr.com/tagged/trees
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    Re: scanning 8x10" film by Epson V700 scanner

    I am told that the accuracy and precision of the scan is superior if you should scan at the final, desired resolution of your largest print, and specify the size of that print. The scanner does a...
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