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  1. Bringing it all In

    by , 12-31-2008 at 03:43 AM
    Happy New Years all.
    I just returned from a road trip from my hometown LA to San Francisco, the scenic route. I saw wonderful sights and reconnected with my father, despite the fact that we still share a home. Along for the ride was my trusty 35mm camera and several rolls of film, all black and white (and some IR ) Well, I have returned! And in my house I find that I have become as addicted to APUG as I used to be to Facebook. Who knew? It's been a great past few weeks, and a good year ...
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  2. Help Me Out with my Zone 6 Enlarger

    by , 12-22-2008 at 09:57 AM
    I am setting up a darkroom in my home, and putting back together my Zone 6 enlarger purchased back in 1993 or thereabouts. I used it for years, and enjoyed it, but after we moved back to the states had no where to set up.

    Now I find that the rotating handle that is suppossed to move the enlarger head up and down is turning without engaging. As a result, the head does not move. Could i be missing a piece?
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  3. Dollar Portraits Update

    by , 12-17-2008 at 05:47 PM (Click)
    I've had some progress recently so I thought I'd post an update on this project. Original post here.

    Current kitty at $100. I've stopped shooting until I receive my business cards which will help with the subjects visiting the site after their photo is taken.

    I have two businesses on board. One is providing a discount for film dev and the other is printing 1,000 business cards for free.

    I have received an email from a girl in the Philippines who wants ...
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  4. Week 8 - Pulitzer 1950 - Near Collision at Air Show - Bill Crouch

    by , 12-12-2008 at 10:45 PM (Click)
    An action shot with a 4×5. You have to pay respect.


    Bill Crouch - Near Collision at Air Show

    Camera 4 x 5 Speed Graphic

    Film Kodak


    In front of 60,000 air show fans Chet Derby was performing stunts in a biplane. For the final stunt Derby was carrying out an upside down loop-the-loop, leaving a smoke trail which 3 B-29 Superfortresses were supposed ...
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  5. Chris's Photographic Rule Number 8

    by , 12-04-2008 at 06:36 PM
    To not run the risk of giving this one away I will post the rule in the middle of this blog.

    I was trying to come up with a cover image for the January issue of Creative Image Maker. We turn one on January 15th so I wanted a photograph with a single candle lit. SO on the way home I purchase a small pack of birthday candles from the pharmacy in town. I get home and set up in my darkroom which doubles as the downstairs half bath, pungent at all hours. I lean my california edition ...

    Updated 12-05-2008 at 07:02 AM by Christopher Walrath

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