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    Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Saw this pop up somewhere else and thought it might be of interest here:

    https://emulsive.org/articles/darkro...te-photography

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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Whitaker View Post
    Saw this pop up somewhere else and thought it might be of interest here:

    https://emulsive.org/articles/darkro...te-photography
    always a pleasure to see shane’s work. thanks for sharing, trevor!

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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Must have been tough 'performing' the magic with all the press around! I like #2 a whole bunch. There is a tension built up in the image -- perhaps partly due to her feet, shoulders and head are all at different angles. Her stance has wound-up energy in it...while her arms are crossed, they are ready for movement.

    The first image, the headshot, is well done, and the shallow DoF works better than most do for me, but I think her eyes could have carried the image even with more DoF.
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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Even us old large format photographers should be aware of current events. This is great work. (Thanks to Oren for moding some of the discussion.)

    J.O.

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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Shane does awesome work. I don't care who he photographed, this is a great set of pictures.
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
    https://www.pictoriographica.com

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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    That is so neat. With all the press coverage, this is the most humble and endearing. So nice, maybe she can spread the word about large format next.

    Beautiful images!

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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post
    Must have been tough 'performing' the magic with all the press around! I like #2 a whole bunch. There is a tension built up in the image -- perhaps partly due to her feet, shoulders and head are all at different angles. Her stance has wound-up energy in it...while her arms are crossed, they are ready for movement.
    I agree so much. There must have been a ton of pressure but the results are great!

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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    It's pretty rare to have a chance to photo the current media sensations. They are very ephemeral and access is highly controlled. Working within the constraints of wet plate increases the difficulty by several orders of magnitude.



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    Re: Greta Thunberg wet plate photos by Shane Balkowitsch

    Maybe he could work on technique a bit so the next time overexposure is not a problem?
    I tend to procrastinate on stuff. One of these days I'll do something about it.

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