Per Volquartz Zion Large Format Workshop
I just returned from Per Volquartz' Zion workshop. Had to leave early because of a business commitment :( . Well what can I say? Perfect weather. Uncapturable grandeur! Great, great folks! My thanks to Per for his continued efforts in support of large format photography.
APUG was well represented. Aggie, the "locale expert" provided valuable guidance to the less traveled locations and gave up the sanctity of her motel room for our Jobo processor & pyro development demonstration.
jmoore travelled all the way from Des Moines to join the group. It was great to meet him in person.
On the "Prodigal Son's Scene"
I met a new-to-LF commercial photographer from Southern California. He uses digital at work. He bought Korona's, a 4x5 and an 8x10, to restore. He brought the 4x5, along with a restored Reis Model C tripod to shoot "film again" :cool: !!The camera and tripod were gorgeous. Great guy!! I am excited to see his shots!
A very experienced commercial pro, who also went digital, brought a newly acquired Wisner 8x10 Technical to "get back to film". He travelled all the way from Toronto.
Our farthest distance travelled
A returning workshop veteran from Sweden, now working in Australia, brought his newly acquired pocket view... a Toyo G 8x10...all 19 pounds. An evil aussie wind lifted him and his Gandolfi 8x10 field camera ungracefully on their collective butts. The Gandolfi needs repairs, but his backside is reputed to have fully mended, but not the wallet area!
Again, thank you to John, J&C, for supporting the workshop with film purchase discounts. Hope more Apugger's can join next time!!