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    Chris Lange;1603245 The information seems far too excessive, and it makes it look as if you are obsessed with your gear, rather than your work, and it makes the reader/viewer feel as if you are trying to force a "holier-than-thou" attitude down their throat.
    The information is for a buyer to be able to confidently describe what they purchased. I've seen someone come back from an exhibition with a small but fine work only to have their hipster friends say "You bought what? You paid how much! Blah, blah, ..."
    Also, you're missing the date. When in doubt, copy what the Met uses for their photographic exhibitions.
    The date is on the back of the photograph among the annotations. It is common for a commercial gallery to not put the date up front especially is it is well in the past. Old work may be mistaken as "failed to sell" previously and be regarded as stale. The Met, the National Gallery of Australia, and most state art museums all use similar wall card formats. But they are not selling work off the wall. And, in Australia where I work, the curatorial standards (even at senior levels in government funded galleries) are less to be admired than transcended.
    saying "20.3cm x 25.4cm" is pedantic as hell, especially when you say "from 8x10" in the same line, considering that 20.3 cm is equal to 7.99213"
    The international standard for describing the size of an art-work is vertical dimension first, then horizontal dimension. The units of measurement are centimetres and tenths of centimetres. I hope people ask about this. Most gallery goers don't even know there is a standard.
    Photography, the word itself, invented and defined by its author Sir John.F.W.Herschel, 14 March 1839 at the Royal Society, Somerset House, London. Quote "...Photography or the application of the Chemical rays of light to the purpose of pictorial representation,..". unquote.

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    I don't disagree about the transcendence of standards, but the whole tachihara triple extension blah blah blah bit is really not crucial. If you're going to go to that length, you may as well say what enlarger you used, for what exposure at what grade, with what developer, what enlarging lens, and maybe even if you use a double glass anti-newton carrier, or what have you.
    See my work at my website CHRISTOPHER LANGE PHOTOGRAPHY

    or my snaps at my blog MINIMUM DENSITY
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    Nothing I dislike more than a coffee table book with a lot of tech chatter in it. Sometimes its nice to have a well-illustrated manual per se, like
    AA's "Examples", which complemented his basic series with real-life scenarios. But let's face it, all the notes in the world aren't going to make
    someone into someone else. About the only more disgusting habit I can think of are "mission statements" posted on business wall or similar
    ridiculous diatribes posted beside gallery image that aren't work looking at anyway. Photo labs and camera stores are infamous for those kinds
    of amateurish exhibition. Everyone can seemingly talk the talk, but not many can walk the walk. Forums like this one are much more appropriate
    for sharing technique tricks.

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    ... Sorry for all the typos... a weather change going on, and my fingers have the "rheumatiz" pretty bad today..



 

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