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studiocarter
03-10-2011, 07:03 PM
A Bender 4x5 with a Primo plate holder and a hand poured Liquid Light emulsion made this image developed in D-76 for way too long because it was way underexposed. Nevertheless, scanners are wonderful.
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/studiocarter/Dry%20Plate%20Photography/2sm.jpg

Ken Nadvornick
03-10-2011, 07:32 PM
That's pretty cool, hand-making both the camera and the film. If you had also mixed your own D-72, you'd be almost completely off the grid. Well, almost. Lenses not so much...

(Somebody needs to hire a local teenager to mow some lawns?)

Ken

studiocarter
03-10-2011, 08:31 PM
Hi,
The camera was bought already made but I did restore the Primo 4x5 I used just prior to getting it. And last year I took an egg Albumen class and made a pretty good gold toned one from a plate shot with the Primo. The frame was only $20.
http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz148/studiocarter/Dry%20Plate%20Photography/21.jpg