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Well, I just found the May/June issue of View Camera on the newsstand yesterday. I've got an image in the article about Whole Plate photography, which is very cool. The image is one taken of the viaduct at Riley's Lock on the C&O Canal. I shot it with an 1860s/70s vintage Darlot Hemispherique Extra Rapide #2, which gives it a very atmospheric feel, the corners just barely vignetted. I'm pleased as punch They did a pretty good job reproducing the image and the write-up about the work.
Well, I've gone and done it. My exhibit is up on the wall now, all prepared and ready to go. Five images only, but I think five good ones. From a series of large format night photos of scenes in Washington DC, in and around the neighborhood where I live. Platinum/Palladium prints in whole plate (6.5 x 8.5 inches). I DEFINITELY need to get new lights for next year though- the little LED-based ones I'm using are nowhere near bright enough. I'll post a pic of the exhibit when I get home and can download
Well, guys and gals and everyone inbetween, it's time again for that fabulous art happening thing here in DC, Artomatic. This year, we're across the street from the new baseball stadium. The address is 55 M Street, SE, Washington, DC. The venue is a new, not-yet-occupied office building. The content is 1000 +/- 2-d and 3-d visual artists and 300+/- performers. The when is May 29 to July 5. There will be at least two sanctioned "meet the artists" events in June.
Well, we are off to a great start with the class. Some familiar faces, and some new ones - several of the women from the last class did not make it for this one, but Robert and Kathleen (husband and wife duo) came, and Phil, the tall, skinny guy also came. We did a slight recap of the last session of the Portrait 1 class, with a twist - we used the diffuse lighting setup for "butterfly" lighting from the solo portrait/headshot setup, but this time, we used it to light group portraits.
I've got the first session tonight of the level II Classical Portraiture class down at the Smithsonian. I'm really looking forward to it. I've been in a bit of a creative slump lately, so having the class will hopefully spur my juices by making me get out and shoot more.