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  1. Re: Bridesmaid Demoted to Unpaid Photographer at Friendís Wedding

    uh oh, hope the bride doesn't get sued by the bridesmaid for the cost of the dress, custom fitting and shoes, she might end up on daytime court-tv like the...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    talk about being a serf.
    at least "street" photographers in 1911 were paid enough to buy a meal when they made you
    an "instant street portrait" ( you could get a sirloin steak with all the fixins...
  3. Re: Moderate wide + shallow DOF lens recommendations?

    I can't help you with the lens recommendation but want to say "nice images on your website!"
    John
  4. Thread: New Homepage

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    Re: New Homepage

    beautiful work, really nice website !
    I had hoped I could read the German text, but I guess that's what google translate is for ( I'm too lazy right now to use it )
    I might not really need to know...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    so where do people who look for someone else's tripod holes or ask "how do I do xyzzy image" come in? there's no difference between these people having fun and the people you have decided should...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    so where do you draw the line between hobbyist/amateur and the people who are doing it who aren't ? 100% of one's income? 50%, 20% 5%? I don't think anyone is going to get out of the way, because...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    I don't really think sensor size or film size has anything to do with anything. exceptional work can be made with anything. anyone can use and make photographs and I think that with the advent of...
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    Re: An Open Letter to the Photography Industry

    nothing has changed in 40 years. its just the advice givers online aren't published in a magazine.
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    Re: Ukrainian Photographic resources

    have you looked here: https://kievaholic.com
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    Re: Picked up an Automega E5 -- confused...

    years ago I picked up a condenser set for my E3 cause im more fond of condensers than a cold light head. I think the person who sold it to me said it came from an E5 ... anyways there's a rod at...
  11. Re: Please help me identify the source of this light leak on my negatives.

    X-ray damage doesn't seem to look like that
    maybe there is something that glows in the dark in the OPs dark space
  12. Re: Please help me identify the source of this light leak on my negatives.

    was the film fresh when you bought it, or a partial box ?
  13. Re: What Was the Process for Getting War Zone Photographs to Print Before Digital Cam

    There is / was a white water rafting company in / near the Grand Canyon who had carrier pigeons carry rolls of 35mm film to the lab so people would have proofs at the end of the ride. Ghost Dog uses...
  14. Re: What Was the Process for Getting War Zone Photographs to Print Before Digital Cam

    in the 1800s they also did it by FAX
    https://faxauthority.com/biographies/alexander-bain/
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    Re: Blurry Focus on 4x5 Portraits

    what shutter speed do you use indoors and out, do you use a shutter release?
    sometimes people have a hard time standing still.
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    Re: Dry Plate Availability

    fun thing about making dry plates / using liquid emulsion is you don't need to stick the plates in your camera ( its basically glass photo paper ), and ... the glass doesn't have to be flat. I wish...
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    Re: Dry Plate Availability

    from what I read if you want to bypass the glass man
    get good at cutting glass and buy dollar store picture frames
    at a 25Ę/4x5 it's almost worth doing it just for that ..
    im no good at cutting...
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    Re: Dry Plate Availability

    Iíve been coating ( and making my own emulsion ) off and on since around 1986. If a goofy kid with no formal or informal training can do it, a serious persOn with places like the light farm, Denise...
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    Re: Omega D3 Questions

    Hi HT

    You might take a look at Harry Taylor's old website. He passed away a few years ago but mr peabody might be helpful with his wayback machine....
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    Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    sorry to sideways the thread but .. why were they crap ?
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    Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    Is there is any such thing as a crap lens ?
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    Re: Do you get sentimental about your lenses?

    they have a lot of memories associated with them, I've been told it's ok to let everything go
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    please do !
    but realize it's only a dream, like all of this ...
    ... soon after you see it, your paper will not have an image on it !
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    Re: What did you compose at Waters Edge?

    it rained last night, showers, thunder and lightening
    I went to the cove and did a 12 minute exposure today
    unprocessed paper negative (retina print)
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    Re: Warm Paper Used By George Hurrell?

    Drew:

    Did this person allude to using expired film and paper ? Someone I spoke with years back about the same / similar subject, also supposedly in the loop told me many of his materials were not...
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    another from the demolition site, most of the 3 buildings were hauled away.
    instead of 6 minutes ( like the previous installment done mid-day )
    each of the exposures I made Saturday evening were 12...
  27. Re: Lane Dry Plates: What is a practical ISO rating?

    Hi Drew:

    If you use dry plates to make Silver Gelatin Ambrotype/Silver Gelatin Ferrotypes you need to use a special developer. Rockland Colloid used to sell a proprietary mix you might be able to...
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    Re: Palldium or Platinum ?

    Tin Can posted this link a few years ago
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071NT6189/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    I can't remember the thread, but those lights attached to a...
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    Couldn't agree more.. do what you want, but I wouldn't dry mount them that's the devil's cheese.
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    Re: Must your image be technical perfect ?

    I don't know if I would call the edited negatives &c rejects. I can't tell you how many times I've looked at old negatives I made, edited them out of the final cut,
    and with time and different eyes...
  31. Re: [Newcomer] How should I measure exposure for nighttime portraits?

    fantastic advice!

    FYI
    when I was photographing on median strips and in parking lots that had 50 foot tall Sodium Vapor Lamps I used ISO 400 film. Even with 2-3 lights over head my exposures were...
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    Re: Death Valley Closed

    Northwest passage is open for shipping soon !
    where's captain cooke when you needed him ?
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    Re: post your urban landscapes

    earlier today, gone tomorrow
    retina print ( not developed )
    box camera ( Delmar 4x5 )
    expired kodak paper
    6 minutes
  34. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    did you order a cheeseburger ?!

    https://kintronics.com/technical-jokes-and-cartoons-17/

    does it matter ??
    I certainly couldn't care less what ansel adams did ..
  35. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    ahh .. she can sing, roller skate and teach kindergarten .. and bracket what could be better ?
  36. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    I just watched Sister Bertrille bracketing exposures from 100 feet up above San Juan it was magnificent ! The images are in the convent ..
  37. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    Ansel Adams / Fred Archer created the zone system as much as George Eastman invented roll film ( one might want to talk to Mr Houston about that, ... and come to think of it, he probably used...
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    Re: Anyone else here on Instagram?

    have you gone to ipernety yet ? http://www.ipernity.com
  39. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    I guess we all can't be the GOAT...
  40. Re: Assessing film speed and development time without a darkroom.

    hard to believe bracketing and a film test is somehow considered "unprofessional" and really kind of funny.
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