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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    I'm in the process of getting a photography business up and running currently. I've been a serious amateur for several years now. Im currently a college student and I've been interested in getting some of my work up in galleries around town(Albuquerque), but with no lucky. Sold some prints here and there but nothing major or consistent. I was at a reception to an exhibition in October and I was talking to the artist whose work was being shown. Some how we got onto the subject of fine art print making of his work. He said that he had 2 different photographers shoot and print his work, but he wasn't impressed. While he could sell his originals, he was interested in having some of his commissioned murals shot. The previous photographers didn't have the resolution to capture the fine detail of the mural. I told him that I can get at least 500mp out of a 4x5 slide.

    I shot the mural, got the film developed, scanned, and made some prints for him. I did minimal editing to the scan, just fixed the white point and contrast. The color was dead on and he was impressed. I've been regularly shooting his work, I've also managed to get 2 other clients since then, that both have at least a dozen pieces that they want shot and prints made after I get off of holiday. There seems a very high demand from artists for this service in the area. 4x5 slide film is perfect for the job since the colors seem to get the colors and tones right without color correction or calibration.

    I'd like to start doing this full time, but I lack a large format digital printer and good scanning system. As well as a studio space, and other odds and ends.

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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    As opposed to those who use digital professionally and keep LF a pursuit of enthusiastic leisure hydraulic steering system. I look forward to ensuring data.
    Last edited by Yuhag; 25-Feb-2022 at 02:43. Reason: more info

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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    Never.

    I’m retired now but when in business, it was digital for me since 2004.

    Film days, it was medium format which, when looking back, was a Pita!

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    Re: How Many Pros use LF?

    wheathins,

    May I suggest having a backup job, just in case you need it.

    Some advice:

    Find someone who could help you with your photography, be your coach and mentor.

    Do you have a business plan?

    This gent was my coach and mentor:

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_Zucker

    Good luck.

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