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    Re: My trip for fall colors

    I sometimes use this filled with rocks...
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  2. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    I dropped off a package at the post office yesterday. It weighed about 7 lbs. The employee who accepted it just slid it off the edge of the counter, letting it tumble (crash!) into a waiting bin....
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    Re: What Makes a sellable photograph?

    Look around you, in your friend's homes, in public buildings. That's what sells. One of my criteria in judging my work is, would I hang it in my house? What is in galleries is not always an...
  4. Re: Recommendations for shipping flash equipment

    FedEx has a flat-rate program similar to USPS, but the package sizes are larger. You might have to split the shipment into 3 boxes, but it could end up being a less expensive way to go....
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    Re: What Makes a sellable photograph?

    To my knowledge, large(r) banks at least used to have some very nice fine art collections, usually displayed in their headquarters. Corporations, too. Most buy through art consultants, not directly.
  6. Re: Very neat artice by the New Yorker on Thomas Joshua Cooper

    Worth writing a note the the editor of the New Yorker. They should do better.
  7. Re: Brackets for multiple speedlights/flash units

    Lastolite makes a triflash mount. Not inexpensive, and I don't know how you would attach it to the camera.

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    Re: Late August 2019 Portraits.

    Must have been a pretty loud "pop!"
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    Re: I-70 Colorado and Utah

    Having issue with attaching files. I'll try this one194851
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    Re: I-70 Colorado and Utah

    Not recently from the East Coast. Maybe no services, but fabulous rock formations, canyons, mountains and broad vistas. Colors ranging from green to brown, red, orange and yellow. Only the...
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    I-70 Colorado and Utah

    I just came back from a short trip, driving the I-70 (actually, the CO-93, I-70 and I-15) between Boulder, Colorado and St. George, UT. Some of the most spectacular scenery I have ever seen:...
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    Re: Field 45 has D stamped on it?

    My Wista 45DX has brass hardware, slightly different in shape.
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  13. Re: What portable lighting equipment do you use when your shoot portraits outside stu

    C-stands with sandbags are quite stable. But I would not describe them as portable. They weigh over 15 lbs, and a couple of sandbags will be another 40 lbs! Takes some muscle to position the lights...
  14. Re: Learning about environmental portraiture - which photographers should I study?

    Irving Penn???
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    Re: Viewing light brightness

    Try this for fun: https://www.xrite.com/hue-test
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    Re: Viewing light brightness

    There is a standard for viewing color in the graphic arts industry. It involves an expensive viewing booth (from $500 to well over $10,000 depending on size) with full-spectrum, color-corrected...
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    Re: A visit to an art fair

    Outdoor art fairs are not a place to find serious art. They tend to be kitschy. Bright, unnatural colors appeal to that crowd.
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    Re: Seeking Advice for 4x5 Handheld Camera

    Just be aware a Linhof Technika with lens will weigh close to 3 kilos!
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    Re: Seal Jumbo 160 press question

    I wanted to adjust the platen pressure as described in the manual, but the arm won't stay at 45.

    I replaced the pad when I got it a few years ago as well as adjusted the thermostat (it was way...
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    Seal Jumbo 160 press question

    In following another thread, I realized that the normal, resting position of the arm on my 160 Jumbo is not at 45, but rather in the closed position. I acquired the press used and I'm at least the...
  21. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    That's where you send it. For drop off and pick up, he uses the Mail & More storefront downstairs.
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    Re: Meter service at Quality Light Metric

    I just looked up my records and it cost me $125 to repair and calibrate my Minolta Spotmeter F exactly 2 years ago. I dropped it off, but I think he shipped it back.
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    Re: Meter service at Quality Light Metric

    I'm pretty sure he does. He repaired and calibrated my Minolta Spotmeter F a couple of years ago. Call him.
  24. Aperture NYC Workshop on building your own 4x5 camera

    https://aperture.org/workshops-classes/nikonowicz2019/?redirect_mongo_id=5d2770545e50720033ce2b74&utm_source=Springbot&utm_medium=Web&utm_campaign=Email&utm_source=Aperture&utm_campaign=559f4ad9aa-EMA...
  25. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    I used an adapter I bought from the Netherlands in my Leica M5. It fits better than the Criscam one...
  26. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Not the nicest scan, but here it is.
  27. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    There are about 20 pages about the SinarSix in "The SINAR System Handbook" from 1977 that I have. I'll try to scan them for you.
  28. Re: Need Light Meter Recommendations | My SinarSix isn't working \_(ツ)_/

    Have you tried having it checked by Quality Light Metric in Hollywood? Call them to drop it off (they don't have a storefront). Very highly recommended.
  29. Re: Automega E3 Glass Negative Carrier Needs New Anti-Newton Glass

    Could you post more info on this source? Thanks
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    Re: Matting & Framing for Display

    I see you're in L.A. If you are on the westside, I recommend Reclaimed Frame in Santa Monica. The prices are reasonable and you can go over different matt and frame options with your prints....
  31. Re: Best way to repair small light leak in bellows?

    Wetsuit repair glue.
  32. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    Or short shorts or navel-revealing tops.
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    Re: Why Crop?

    I try not to overthink my photos. A lot of what I shoot is what appeals to me without analysis, trying to some extent to tap what the unconscious might be drawn to. After examining the photo, I am...
  34. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    Except the painter can arrange the elements within the frame a bit more easily. de Kooning would fiddle with elements sketched on tracing paper, moving them constantly, trying out arrangements--even...
  35. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    Painters have the advantage of being able to move (or remove) objects as they see fit for their compositions. Photographers have to use other methods (cropping, dodging, burning) it improve theirs....
  36. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    So after the shutter click, everything is set in stone? I feel I can revisit the work whenever and however I wish.
  37. Thread: Why Crop?

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    Re: Why Crop?

    Why not?
  38. Re: Setting up an Omega D-2XL -- missing pieces, etc.

    I use this halogen bulb in my D5:
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0030AYJXG/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Brighter and makes for crisper prints.

    For cones, etc, refer to...
  39. Re: Your Best Photograph from the Previous Month - Critique and Discussion Encouraged

    If this is a test, I'm dropping out of school.
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    Re: Patience with the landscape

    Impatience is my biggest problem with plein-air large format photography. I can fiddle and adjust in the studio for hours or days to set up and make a shot, but I can't seem to take the time to set...
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