Today I spent the day looking at a factory where they manufacture items in composit materials. They make all kind of things, from bikes to boats. I got some small samples. They are made from materials like carbonfiber, Kevlar friber, glassfiber. Some made with a core from a different material.
I got a ton of litterature to study. There are so many variations to consider if I want to go this route with my camera.
On the other hand. I have wood from a 60 year old Elm
Sand, Oyster Traps at Crescent Beach, Orcas Island, WA 2007
Sand Photogram/Silver Print from Negative
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After I made an 8x10" portrait camera as an exam project, I got the urge to make another camera. After looking around I have decided on building a 20x24" ULF camera. My initalt thought was "just" to build a classic wooden camera along the lines of so many others. After looking a litteraly hundreds of webpages on building LF and ULF cameras, I decided to build one that will be my very own. A camera where I can "re-invent the wheel" if I want to.
Well, I'm starting to get excited about my new darkroom as it's not too far away at all now. We've just built a new laundry so the old one becomes the new darkroom. I bought a revolving darkroom door about six months ago, so it will be nice to put it into the doorway rather than the hallway. First there are just a couple of jobs to do in the room. The main one is to put a bigger sink in the bench. The existing sink is shaped like a cone with its end cut off (whatever that's called), and is
and not photo chemical dev unfortunately. I've just spent the last 5 days working on the photocentric.tv video site. It's coming together nicely and should be ready for launch in a few days. I'm looking forward to seeing what gets uploaded to the site and at this stage have no idea what to expect. It's been difficult juggling all the sites while dev is going on and with the recent major upgrades to APUG I'm feeling a bit tired. My developer friend/greatcapture.com partner that I'll be working