J Brunner product announcement (does it get any better than this?)

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  1. JBrunner

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    Another gem, J. Can't wait for the DVD.
     
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    Your videos are very informative J. Cant wait for the DVD also. Any chance selling it here in the Philippines?
     
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    Thanks guys,

    I know this one isn't as fun, because its a plug for something, but I think it really is a handy thing.

    The DVD's will be available wherever you can order from Amazon. IDK if that includes the Phillipines, but if it doesn't, let me know and I'll get one to you personally.
     
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    Does it come with a #2 pencil?
     
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    You're just full of great ideas Jason!


    I'm looking forward to having that beer at Foto-3! :D
     
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    It was the butler, right?? :tongue:

    Nice work Jason.
    I didn't see the index page though :smile:

    Ok I have seen all your videos now and all of them are both informative and quite fun to watch. You are doing a great job and Im looking forward to the DVD.
    I did a couple of shots of my Bathroom/darkroom for your B/D thread but can't downsize them for posting here :sad:

    Kind regards
     
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    Jason, your videos are great fun. I even ordered a copy of your notebook.
     
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    Funny.
    :~)
     
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    That is an excellent idea!!!!
     
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    So your the one!!! Thank you. Please let me know if it works well for you and feel free to suggest improvements.
     
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    I think you have the looks and the charisma to start your own cult.
    Those videos are just the beginning.
     
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    I'm thinking about that. Do we have to call it a cult?



    Oh, as suggested, here is the direct link to the Exposure Record book.

    http://www.lulu.com/content/2045656
     
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    Co-ed Unregulated Lovely Teachings of JBruner. Oh wait a second that becomes CULT of JBruner. Never mind.
     
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    A suggestion is to print inside the cover various information:

    • Filter Factors for commonly used filters
    • The arithmetic for using filter factors
    • Bellows extension factors and the math for figuring it out
      (Perhaps you could put a square shape on the cover that could be put in a scene just like the Calumet tool and include the math for measuring it on the ground glass to determine the extension exposure factor.)
    • Reciprocity factors for commonly used films
    • Arithmetic for combining multiple factors

    That would save having to look at multiple sheets of paper blowing in the wind and would make the booklet very useful in the field.
     
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    Those are very good suggestions, and I'm going to revise the book at first opportunity. I'm also, as suggested, going to add space at the front where the photographer can can create an on-going index of the contents.

    Thank you for the thoughtful input,

    J
     
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    You're welcome. I really enjoy the video clips and think you do a good job.

    I think it would be great if there were an APUG library of hundreds of little video clips organized in the same manner of the forums. For example, in Darkroom there could be the dry down video, a video on bleaching, various aspects of split grade printing, various toning, mixing chemicals from scratch, various masking techniques, stand developing, etc. Also, a video tour of various APUG darkrooms.

    For Large Format Cameras, videos could be included for selecting and using dark cloths, attaching lenses to lens boards, setting up the view camera, proper focusing, loading film holders, etc.

    There is so much potential for this. Short, specific videos would be preferable. I would be willing to pay an extra access fee to view a video library like this, especially if the library is dynamic and expanding. I would prefer that to buying a DVD.
     
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    I think that's kind of Sean's idea with his new site, photocentric.tv
     
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    I tried to open photocentric.tv but the links don't work.
     
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    I don't think it's launched yet.
     
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    From my understanding, when Sean had it beta he wasn't happy with the performance, and is working on some new code. Maybe he'll give us an update.
     
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    Hey J,

    Congratulations on the publication of your first book, "Exposure Record"!

    I've been using several different versions of photo log books on and off for years and there always seems to be flaw with these books that causes me to stop using them. The most recent 'exposure record' book I've used is called "All Weather Photo Journal" by Rite In the Rain. It measures 3" wide x 5" which is way too small. If it was the size of your book, it would be perfect. Sometimes it's difficult to write in micro-mini print when it's 0 degrees out or when the light is changing fast, so, when I saw your book I got one immediately (this past Saturday).

    If the paper in your book is 'all-weather' paper (water-proof/water-resistant) that would be great! If not, perhaps your second edition could use this type of paper. For more info on the paper I'm talking about, www.RiteintheRain.com is the web address on my too small photo journal. I could probably get what I need from 'Rite In the Rain' with a custom product, but, I'd rather buy from an APUG member, so I'm proudly sticking with J Brunner Photographer products.

    (If you are already using all-weather paper, disregard above paragraph.)

    Thanks!

    Marc
     
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    Unfortunately, its not that fancy. I'm stuck with what Lulu offers. I did manage to get it with a paper that is writable. I was worried that it would be to flimsy. Thankfully it's heavy enough. Waterproof would be the bomb, but it's not in the budget. If, after the handy revisions people have suggested, it proves to be popular enough, I will look into something like that. The only really nice thing about Lulu is that they handle the ordering and fulfillment, something I would currently be hard pressed to do in a reliable manner.
     
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    The new version is up. It includes pages for an index, reciprocity suggestions, common filter factors, and a LF check list.

    I'd like to thank everybody for the input in making a better product that we can all use.

    http://www.lulu.com/content/2045656

    Best,

    J
     
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    Did you think about having the back cover be a gray card for metering purposes? How hard is it to print 18% gray?