Once we get up and running at the new webhost, I'll be installing a photo gallery application. It will probably be similar to photo.net and some of the other major sites. I'm just going through the various ones to make sure we pick the best one. One thing we'll stress is for people to include as much technical information as possible. I don't want us to have just another gallery, I want it to be a good resource for technique. I also don't want each person posting 50-100 images in their portfolios because the bandwith might be too much, so I think we should focus on a member gallery system that showcases 10 or so of each members best work -with technical details. What do you guys think? Thanks! Sean
Jay: I once asked Steve Grimes about the possibility of finding a Studio shutter for my big 360/4.5 Heliar, and he didn't recommend it, suggesting that they were usually in bad shape and not worth repairing, and it was better to go with a Packard Shutter or give up a half stop and adapt it to an Ilex#5. You should ask him directly, but note that he doesn't say anything about repairing Studio shutters on his website. A conventionally mounted Packard wouldn't have worked for me, because my camera has a tapered bellows, and the lensboards are too small for a shutter that would have had a big enough aperture for the lens, and a front-mounted Packard would have shifted the weight too far forward. Eventually I was lucky enough to find a lightweight, front mount iris-type shutter that fits on the front of the lens with three set-screws and is operated with an air bulb. Like a Packard, it has three settings--open, bulb, and "I" (about 1/15 sec.). Eventually I should add flash sync to it, but meanwhile I can just dim the room lights, open the shutter, and fire the flash separately, and results are usually pretty good. In your situation, I would probably get a Packard with sync for the Verito.
As to the general question--I do think people who are active online in a photography forum should post work somewhere. I have a website at:
At the same time, I agree that digital presentation is generally unsatisfying to me, and I'd rather be printing than scanning and manipulating images in Photoshop. The print exchange sounds interesting, or maybe some sort of circulating portfolio, where participants could form a kind of circle, each contributing a print to the portfolio, mailing it from one participant to the next, and then when it comes back to you, take out your previous print and put in a new one.
</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jdef @ Oct 9 2002, 02:25 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>. Jorge, I hope that you don't feel that you couldn't participate in an exchange because you don't have work posted. I didn't originally consider posting, but simply sending a print and hoping for one in return. In some ways I still prefer that arrangement. It's less like shopping and more like a conversation. It lends an air of anticipation, and draws continuities in the work exchanged. Although I've not seen your work, I feel that I know enough about you from your posts to send only my best work, and hope that it doesn't compare too unfavorably to yours.</td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
Not at all jdef!, to put it simply since I just moved to Mexico I only have stuff that is mounted and matted. I am working on some new images from Mexico. As soon as I have something I like I will be participating in the exchange.
As to the work, I like your prints, and from my inital experience from scanning I am sure the originals are much better than the posted images.
Sean, I think the gallerie with a max of 10 images is a great idea. I will force us to choose the best rather than just posting for the heck of it.
Well, if it's really close to being functional, maybe it's just a matter of having it cleaned and lubricated. It might even be the sort of thing you can do yourself, if you're mechanically inclined. Simple one-speed shutters are usually not so complicated.
For those of you interested in the print echhange, you probably ought to check out the following thread in the off topic discussions section. APUG REVOLVING PORTFOLIO