Traditional darkroom print vs Inkjet print of scan

In a previous post, I shared some scans of images I took at the ghost mining town with my Hy6 and 40mm Schneider PQ lens with Ilford Delta 3200 film.   I made some very nice traditional darkroom prints from these negatives that I was quite happy with.  I really liked the look of them a lot.  The printing paper I used was some very old Ilfobrom 3F fiber based paper that a friend had given me.  I could have been olderRead more

Photoshop Face Aware Liquify Tool

Is anyone else horrified by the new Photoshop Face Aware Liquify Tool?   I mean it’s absolutely totally freaking amazing! And it works even in video too, but now you’ll never know whose face is real or fake. Here’s how it works: Photoshop identifies all the prominent faces in a photo and gives them a number.  Once you select the face you want to change you just click each slider and move left or right to make the eyes bigger,Read more

The Rilex: A little known American made press view camera

I came across Giovanni Savino’s blog post today detailing the Rilex press camera – a camera I’ve never even heard of until now.  Made from polished cast aluminum and machined parts, it’s a neat little camera for sure and simply amazing that a husband and wife team built over 800 of them on their own perhaps in their evenings.  This takes 2.25 by 3.25 sheet film (6×9 ?).    I have a Grafmatic 6 sheet holder that I bought forRead more

Excellent article by Jan Hubička on scanning with Eversmart Supreme

Since diving back into film, I’ve been fascinated with different scanning technology.  Here in the linked article, Jan Hubička does a great job highlighting both the possible resolution available in historic wet plates and also just what  good scanner like the Eversmart Supreme can do.  He goes on to estimate the resolution in these histroric negatives (taken by his great grandfather btw) and also estimates requirements for equiavlent digital capture in the 2nd part of the post. more

Wehman 8×10 camera

I recently acquired a Wehman 8×10 Field Camera second hand from Laura C. and it’s really an amazingly light and sturdy camera that folds up into itself and is easily carried into the field.     Sadly these are no longer in production, but you can view them and the instructions and other details on Mr. Wehman’s site. He’s also a talented photographer and has some of his work up in galleries that you should check out too.   The WehmanRead more