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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    I would love to do this....I would attempt to be a photographer professionally if I knew I would be able to do it on film and develop it myself.
    Just Do It. Forget about whether it is film or digital and start worrying about the "professional" aspect of it. Photography itself is perhaps 15 - 20 percent of what is involved with being a professional photographer. If you really are a "professional," who people come to because they like your style and work ethic, the medium will not matter to them. Just use the best tools you have at your disposal to do the best that you can.
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    Thanks for the encouragement I'll give these portraits a try and see where it goes
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    Hi Guys- I am wondering if anyone out there uses the Rolleiflex often for portraits. It seems to me like it would be great but the lens could be longer? Any thought? I will be doing outdoor and possibly some studio.

    Patrick
    Go back to post 6 on this thread.

    Click on Rolleiflexible's (Sanders McNews') flickr link, which is full of Rollieflex images, and review same.

    You will be able to answer this question for yourself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    It seems to me like it would be great but the lens could be longer?
    This is an opportunity not a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ektagraphic View Post
    I would love to do this....I would attempt to be a photographer professionally if I knew I would be able to do it on film and develop it myself.
    hi patrick

    there will for a long time be film and paper to make black and white images.
    maybe in a few years it will be more expensive, but it will still be around.

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    I know. I guess I should really think about making this a career. I just enjoy photography so much in its purist form with Rolleiflex, 4X5, and my darkroom and I have explored the other side and have no interest at all.....
    Helping to save analog photography one exposure at a time

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    A TLR, especially a Rolleiflex, is a great portrait camera, especially for environmental portraits. Its only shortcoming is tight head shots, and Sanders can show you how to overcome that, as well. Look at his work!
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    Some of the Worlds best portraits ever have been shot with Rolleiflex cameras with standard lenses, and you don't have to be a "professional" to have a professional approach to your work,. there are many pro. portrait photographers "I wouldn't pay in spring washers" for their work, there's only good photographers and bad photographers and mediocre ones.
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    The secret feature of every good 120 TLR !

    Hidden inside every 6x6 negative,
    is a 35mm headshot made by a perfect portrait lens.

    With a cheap old Durst enlarger from the '50s or '60s,
    and a Rolleiflex/Minolta/Mamiya/WhatHaveYou,
    you can do world class work.

    All that has changed since the heyday of the TLR is that films are so, so, so much better today.

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    What do you think? I love the Rollei for portrait work. It's perfect.

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