Alt Print Exchange Round 7, May 2008

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  1. FredW

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    I will be the new organizer, as Carl has asked for a new volunteer.

    Sign up by March 31, 2008, Prints to be delivered by the end of May 2008.

    For this round please specify if you class yourself - or others do for those that are shy - as: (B)eginner (I)ntermediate or (E)xpert which will help in putting the groups together to ensure an even spread - again every attempt will be made to put people into new groups! Groups will be of 4 or 5 individuals each sending an image to all of the others in their group. No restrictions on process - as long as its an alt. one, nor on size or presentation!

    Since this is an analogue exchange, the entire process should be analog, i.e. no digital negatives.

    Please also include your first name if not your full name as well as your apug moniker to make things easier to communicate.

    Thanks, Fred.
     
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    Fred - FredW (E)
    Nick - Nick Mulder (I)
     
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    Nick, are you a beginner?
     
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    Thanks for the invite :smile: - Feel free to check my gallery as I'm not too sure where I sit... not a beginner and not expert so to make things easy lets go with Intermediate.

    I never found out >> do I print the same neg to everyone or can/should I go with different images ?
     
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    Generally yes, you make several copies, and send one to each member of your group, in that round.
     
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    Thanks for this Fred. Diane said she would but must have had problems creating the thread!? Give me to nearer th time and I will see if I have something from the 10x8 pinhole. I must admit that I have moved to creating digital negs and am putting my effort in that direction!
     
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    hello, I have printer durst epsilon plus. I use duratrans transparency for light boxes. Please help to find alternative :smile:
     
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    That's kind of off topic for this subject but I use lith film which is no different from using normal B&W photo paper except you need weaker developer as it develops very quick. You can work with it under red safelights and has a similar sensitivity to paper. It's developed by inspection, though, rather than timing usually. It's cheaper to import some from the US from Freestyle than buying it in the UK, though...
     
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    oh oh i'm going to ask something silly now too. How do you tell when you're an Expert? :D I've been doing cyanotypes for under a year now but I've probably done over 100 (albeit small ones) prints...
     
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    Sorry Carl, I wanted to give people a week or two off before starting up a thread for another round so I hadn't tried yet. Oh well. No problem that Fred is doing it.

    I will participate in this round as an intermediate (I).
     
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    Heather, I think it comes down to your own feelings as to where you are in the process. From your print I received in the previous exchange, you could easily be an intermediate. I think to classify yourself as an expert, you should be able to look at a failed print, you can intuitively see how you want to improve the print, i.e. changing the paper support, or the exposure time, etc., but that's just my opinion.

    Then again, I have some negatives, which I know what I want, but have not yet gotten a satisfactory print, so I am still learning.
     
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    Carl, if I had started doing alt processes now, I probably would also have pursued using digital negatives. But as I have the equipment, and still silly enough to haul it around, and film still readily available, I will stick to it for the moment. Anyway, I have too much fun looking at the 11x14 groundglass when in the field.
     
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    Well, I can do all of that in Zia/Pt/Pd but you see I dont know what I dont know ... hence the Immediate so if you are lacking 'Experts' count me in that if you like. (somewhere between the two really I guess)

    Its dependent on process also, if I were to send Gum Bichromates or Photogravure's I'd be beginner and Cyanotype Intermediate and so on ...

    I plan on doing some Ziatype btw - looking forward to see some new processes and papers! (not to mention some nice images :wink:)
     
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    Sorry group, it appears that permission to re-edit a post only lasts for so long, and I appear to lack that permission. Moderators is this true?

    So I will have to do it this way:

    So far:
    Fred - FredW (E)
    Nick - Nick Mulder (I)
    Diane - colrehogan (I)
    Heather - Akki14 (I), Heather did you want to participate this round?
     
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    Fred - it maybe that Sean is the only person that can assign moderator status which is what I think you need to edit previous posts!
     
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    Yeah I can participate in this round. Could my level be left off for now? I'm intending on practicing gum printing lots so I might be a beginner in that (not decided what I want to do yet, though, give me a month or two...).
     
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    OK, noted Heather. I will update when appropriate.
     
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    After taking a break from the last round, I would like to get back into the exchange. I will probably do a gum over pt. I am an E in platinum, but a B in gum over--I will be taking a workshop on gum over in April. So put me down as a B.

    Allen Friday
     
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    cant wait to see some of these processes,

    Mine is just a boring ol' Pt print ... I might try cyanotype/Pd/Pd only if I dont have paper shrink issues - We'll see :wink:
     
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    So far,

    Fred - FredW (E)
    Nick - Nick Mulder (I)
    Diane - colrehogan (I)
    Heather - Akki14 (I)
    Allen Friday - Allen Friday (B)
     
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    Well Fred I felt silly signing up for this round when I was still frantically trying to get round 6 out but alas I have accomplished that task, albeit a week late--so here I am ready for round 7. Sign me up.

    I guess E is where I am at but there is some generosity I am extending myself there so plan accordingly.

    looking forward to it,

    Monty
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    Fred - FredW (E)
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    Diane - colrehogan (I)
    Heather - Akki14 (I)
    Allen Friday - Allen Friday (B)
    Monty - Zebra (E)
     
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    I think I can manage another round - especially as the weather will be warming up by then. I still feel at sea, so I guess I'm still beginner. Sly
     
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    Fred - FredW (E)
    Nick - Nick Mulder (I)
    Diane - colrehogan (I)
    Heather - Akki14
    Allen Friday - Allen Friday (B)
    Monty - Zebra (E)
    Lillian - Sly (B)
     
  26. querlicht

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    Hello
    I'm a alt-photographer from Switzerland an if it's possible, so i want participate in this round. I'm intermediate

    martin - querlicht