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  1. Thank Heavens For Small Mercies....

    by , 07-02-2010 at 04:10 PM
    So, this is my first blog post in a while and it begins with a warning as well as an introductory story. So here we go...

    The warning is that I am an idiot, and I am occasionally a bit forgetful in ways of darkroom procedure. It comes with the ADHD. So, for those of you who are hyper anal about darkroom perfection, look away NOW!

    The story is this: I recently finished high school (praise JESUS, even if I am a Jew), but with crunch time approaching, there was ...
  2. First 4x5 processing, Combiplan Daytank and other thoughts

    by , 05-14-2010 at 09:00 PM
    Well, I have finally gotten around to processing my first 4x5 negatives. I had pourchased a Combiplan Daytank in February in anticipation of doing this. Just took longer to get around to it than I had expected.

    The film used is Ilford Delta 100 4x5 sheets. Three of the sheets were rated at EI50 and one that I included was rated at box speed. However, I concluded that I wanted the negative rated at 100 to be less dense as I had exposed important shadows at zone II 1/2. I had intended ...
  3. Signs of life at Kodak...

    by , 04-26-2010 at 12:15 PM
    For some time I have been keeping the pulse of various companies that are of interest here. I do this primarily for my own capitalist gain but also to try to divine the direction of the film-related industries.

    Here is a quick stock bulletin: there are some encouraging signs of rapid recovery at Eastman Kodak (EK). I am not quite sure what's up but the company has apparently recaptured the attention of the private investor... see the attached stock data.

    Incidentally, ...
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  4. So many things, so little time

    by , 04-23-2010 at 09:04 PM
    I've been home from work sick with a cold the last couple days. I've been using the downtime to catch up on some reading - I'm working my way through a book of photographic theory, and reading the WONDERFUL "TruthBeauty: Pictorialism and the Photograph as Art", which is the exhibition catalog for a traveling show coming to the Taft Museum of Fine Art in Cincinnati next month. On wednesday night, I had my first session of "The Four Traditions of Photography" class at the Smithsonian. ...
  5. Art Reactor classes

    by , 04-12-2010 at 02:53 PM
    I've posted a number of classes I'm offering at Art Reactor, a community gallery/studio/workshop space in Hyattsville, Maryland that I've joined. We are targeting our classes at folks who want to get their feet wet with various alternative processes, large format cameras, or even just wet-darkroom photography. The classes currently on the calendar are Photographing the Male Nude, So You're Going to be in an (ART) Show!, and Introduction to Platinum/Palladium printing. I'm also curating a show of ...



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