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    LF meet up?

    Following on from Rafal's offer/suggestion:

    Would anyone be interested in a LF meet up?


    Fran

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    I'd be happy to bring along my kit for a demonstration, Q&A, or just to help out. Might be fun in the field, but can be easily done indoors, especially if processing was to be involved.
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    I don't have a LF camera but am currently constructing a 5x4 pin hole camera and I would love the opportunity. to have a look at other people's cameras and the process, so I would be happy to tag along if that would be ok.

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    Sounds good. Let's figure out how many people are interested, as that would help select the venue between someone's home or a public place. I would be happy to invite a small gathering to my place, near Bray, especially if processing was needed. With some luck, we might be able to use the darkroom at DCC, but I expect we would need to join the club. As for dates, I have time in December and in the first week of Jan, but rather busy after that until end of March.

    Do you know what your main interests are at this stage, taking or processing or both?
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    Many thanks for kicking this off Rafal.

    Personally, I am more interested in the "taking" end of things. Camera movements and suchlike are new to me. Also any tips tricks, does and don't.

    I've been tray processing so far with good success, I'm finding the camera end tougher!

    Having said all that, I'll fall in with whatever everyone wants.

    Fran

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    Sounds like a good idea, I'm up for this if I'm available,
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    Sounds like we need to think of a venue and and the date. Outdoors might be a bit of a risk, but would be good to show the basic movements useful for landscape. Indoors would be better to demo pretty much the full range of movements. Either is fine to work through the LF taking process.

    I might have a couple of old Polaroids, somewhere... Not sure what state they are in.

    If you fancy trekking near Bray, I'd be happy to have you visit my place.
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    We can certainly use my place, and there are a few locations nearby we can go if the weather is good (!). I'm outside Naas, quite close to Mondello park.

    Would that be a suitable location?

    Happy to head towards Bray too - whatever suits Rafal and everyone else.

    Fran

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    I'd say it depends on whether we do indoors or outdoors. If it is outdoors, your location sounds like more fun. If it is indoors, then it might be useful to be close to different bits of gear, that, otherwise, I wouldn't carry with me.

    When learning about movements, a cool, and not an easy exercise, is to try focusing a larger, cube-like object, even a table, with a view camera, while straightening the perspective. It takes a good while if you have not done this before, and it is more comfortable indoors. Most of the movements learned in this exercise, however, would not be needed in a landscape context often, or at all.

    So, the question to you, is if you would prefer to focus on the operation of a view camera and its movements, or less so on that, and perhaps more on its practical use in a landscape setting. Let's not even think about the weather.
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    Ok. Something that may swing it for others is that I don't have a darkroom at home.

    Whatever suits everyone is aok by me....

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