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    Re: The Setup and the Shot

    I'm sorry. Large format takes some patience setting up and composing, There's no reason the chimney should be where it is.
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    Re: Used gear and availability

    I see there's an Arca Swiss F-Line for sale now on this site.
  3. Re: Choosing a film camera for the future... (35mm vs 4x5!)

    Shooting 4x5 is a totally different experience than shooting 35 or full-frame digital. You need to set-up, meter and even the process of focusing, inserting the film back, pulling the slide, etc....
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    Re: Used gear and availability

    True. I don't know. It is a supposition based on expensive, limited market items. Maybe you know?
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    Re: Used gear and availability

    There aren't a lot of those (Arca-Swiss, Linhof) cameras made today. So finding a late model one used is going to be harder and quite a bit more expensive than mass-produced and quickly obsolete...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    I replaced the pad when I got the press, and I am using at least 4 sheets of mat board in the press, 2 clean ones (that I wipe down before every session) one on either side of the print. I can't seem...
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    Re: Fiber based paper thoughts

    I get slight ripples along at least one edge of many of my 11x14 prints flattened in a dry mount press. Not sure if the temperature is too high or somehow the pressure is uneven. It's a press that...
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    Re: Lets See Your Darkroom

    I'm too paranoid about vibration and alignment to have an enlarger on wheels. I have a work table with drawers that I wheel around in my small space, depending on where I am working. Andt my print...
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    Re: colour version of Rubylith

    I may be wrong, but I believe when rubylith was used for masking color images, it was the B&W lith negatives that were masked and not the originals. So no version was made just for color.
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    Re: What is this frame around the photo

    I can't remember where I read it, but Avedon sometimes added a film holder border in the darkroom.
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    Re: What is this frame around the photo

    It may not be film at all, just digital tomfoolery.
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    Re: Darkroom set up question.

    Some have used a product similar to Rubylith by Ulano (https://www.ulano.com/rubylith), available at art supply stores. Blick sells it in 20x24" sheets, but rolls are available if you need to cover a...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

    Another digital shot for a lighting test.

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    Re: Darkroom set up question.

    You can also use home theater black-out curtains. I bought some from Target for my garage darkroom. Just make sure they are 100% opaque, some let a tiny bit of light through. Another option is opaque...
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    Re: Continuous Lights & Metering

    Back to the original request, it would help if you post a sample of the technique you are trying to emulate...there is no reason you shouldn't be able to do the same with continuous light if you are...
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    Re: Quarantine Pictures Any Format

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    Flowers from the garden. Nikon D4, 55mm Micro-Nikkor. Digital lighting test shot.
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    Re: Continuous Lights & Metering

    Kinda like very long exposure moving water.
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    Re: Continuous Lights & Metering

    The look that made light painting with a Hosemaster (or other such device--there was at least one copy by Calumet, maybe?) was beyond painting with light, painting with different amounts of diffusion...
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    Re: Continuous Lights & Metering

    I believe Portland and later New Mexico photographer Aaron Jones, if he didn't exactly invent light painting, was a master and even sold light painting equipment, call the Hosemaster. It was a big...
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    Re: Photography Collection/Sasse Museum

    Fantastic. Thanks for the link.
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    Re: Continuous Lights & Metering

    I was referring to Fred Licht. https://www.fredlicht.com
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    Re: Continuous Lights & Metering

    I do know of one photographer who would light large rooms, hotel lobbies and the like, moving his strobes and lighting section by section on a single sheet of film. Nerve-wracking, to say the least,...
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    Re: Continuous Lights & Metering

    Photographers use multiple pops because their strobes are not powerful enough to give them the f-stop needed for a given set-up. The equivalent with a continuous source is a longer exposure. assuming...
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    Re: The beginnings of the COVID darkroom.

    Uh oh. Cat hair in the darkroom...
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    Uneven illumination Omega D5XL

    Not really directly about LF, but I posted this on Photrio and I'm want to see what this forum might turn up.

    Upon making some 11x14 prints of a scene that has a pretty flat sky, I discovered that...
  26. Re: Large Format Product & Food Photography Tips/Advice?

    After some of the things that are done to the food, it is to uncommon for it to be no longer edible. Actually, some of it wasn't even edible in the first place!
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    Re: MF (6x4.5,6x6,6x7,6x9,6x12) B&W film images sharing

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    Ilford HP5+, Rollei 6008i, 80mm, orange filter
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    Re: Back to basics - newbie developing help

    I've bee told that an acid stop bath can rupture carbonate bubbles on the film surface, resulting in clear pinholes.
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    Re: Case for 8x10 Cambo Legend

    I have a large Explorer case for my Cambo Legend 4x5, but it might hold an 8x10. (I think it is about 18x20x14--I'd have to go out to the studio and measure it). Hard resin or plastic like a Pelican...
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    Re: lateral arm for gitzo tripod?

    Sometimes you need to capture texture and reflections when copying art. One of the challenges I remember was a piece that incorporated metallic foil. Without some reflection, it was dead and not a...
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    Re: lateral arm for gitzo tripod?

    Since the mid-70's, I have made photos to document paintings for a good friend. I started shooting 8x10 transparencies, because that was the best way to record the large paintings. Now, I use a...
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    Re: lateral arm for gitzo tripod?

    I use a Manfrotto arm on my Gitzo 3 all the time--not for copying, but for high angles in the studio.

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  33. Thread: Still Life 2020

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    Re: Critique Siquing This Wique

    [QUOTE=Ulophot;1545936]I would have posted these images in the Quarantine thread, since I aspire primarily to be a better portraitist, but since I am seeking critique, it seems better to post here....
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    Re: Advise for Macro Lighting with Strobe

    Here is an example, in MF. The test shot was with a Nikon D4, 55mm micro lens.
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    Here is a scan of the final print, Rollei 6008 integral, 90mm macro lens.
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    Re: Advise for Macro Lighting with Strobe

    If you have a digital camera that functions in manual mode, it can give you an idea of your lighting and exposure. I use one all the time like I would have used a polaroid in the past. It does not...
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    Re: A pretty cool drybox??

    How much film are you drying at a time? Sheet or roll? That would determine what size cabinet you'd need. Ikea has a tall, somewhat narrow unit with a door called "Ivar."
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    Re: scanning 4x5 negatives in printfile sleeves

    I do it all the time with an epson V600 and medium format negative pages. I don't bother with a sheet of glass, just use a small LED light panel/tracing box. Experiment with the scanner sharpening...
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    Re: Duotone/Quadtone

    Duotones in offset lithography can produce fantastic results, especially double black and black/gray duotones. That also goes for tritones and quad tones. It is a process that really should be...
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    Master Print Exhibit

    I haven't made it to this show yet, but it promises to be rewarding. At Peter Fetterman Gallery in Santa Monica....
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