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by John Brewer
Wed May 02, 2012 9:05 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Nova darkroom tent
Replies: 0
Views: 2720

FS Nova darkroom tent

More studio clearance! It's one of these http://www.novadarkroom.com/product/329/Nova_Darkroom_Tent.html Mine is cosmetically hanging a bit. Holes have been gaffered and one of the support poles has been replaced. Fan works fine and tent is perfectly usable. If you want pics of the one I'm selling d...
by John Brewer
Wed May 02, 2012 8:58 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: FS Calumet C1
Replies: 0
Views: 1597

FS Calumet C1

I'm having a clear out! Up for grabs is my Calumet C1. I bought this from Paul Graham a few years ago. It's clunky and not the easiest of cameras to handle and it's heavy. On the plus side it has amazing movements, you could almost tie knots in the bellows and good bellows extension. Included with i...
by John Brewer
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:39 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Events and News
Topic: 5th & 6th May wetplate workshop
Replies: 0
Views: 2862

5th & 6th May wetplate workshop

One place left! If anyone is interested info is here: http://www.johnbrewerphotography.com/we ... -workshops
Contact me via my website.

Thanks

John.
by John Brewer
Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:34 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Albumen Prints...........anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 9042

Re: Albumen Prints...........anyone?

I'd tone before fix. Make sure you rinse well in distilled water before toning and before fixing. The book you have is very dated and also has several errors. Google Christopher James and have a look at his book.

Best

John
by John Brewer
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:30 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Maintenance and DIY
Topic: Black tape for Fidelity dark slides
Replies: 11
Views: 7005

Re: Black tape for Fidelity dark slides

I use gaffer tape. No, not that horrible cheap glossy stuff but proper gaffer tape. Goggle progaff. Bookbinders tape would work too.
by John Brewer
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:22 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Albumen Prints...........anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 9042

Re: Albumen Prints...........anyone?

Hi Chris

I missed your post.

Gold toning should give a slight blue/mauve colour. Sometimes you do need to tone for a few minutes. Are you toning before or after fixing?

John
by John Brewer
Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:05 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Events and News
Topic: 2012 wetplate collodion workshops
Replies: 0
Views: 2716

2012 wetplate collodion workshops

Greetings! 2012 WETPLATE COLLODION WORKSHOP DATES 25th & 26 February (4 places left) 24th & 25th March (1 place left) 7th & 8th April (4 places left) 5th & 6th May (4 places left) 26th & 27th May (4 places left) 16th & 17th June (4 places left) 14th & 15th July (4 places left) 11th & 12th August (4 ...
by John Brewer
Mon Dec 26, 2011 5:22 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: WTB 5x7 DDS
Replies: 16
Views: 4193

Re: WTB 5x7 DDS

I have also got a few dark slides for half-plate glass which will fit a 5x7 camera. So that leaves the wet-plate and dry-plate doors ajar. Best regards, Charles Do be careful that the film plane is in the exactly the same plane as the gg. I've seen holders that fit cameras but are unusable because ...
by John Brewer
Sun Dec 04, 2011 7:08 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Maintenance and DIY
Topic: Chemicals
Replies: 2
Views: 3467

Re: Chemicals

Im sure it will be fine Susie although where I buy mine it has a 'best before date' of 5ish years. What are you going to use it for? just out of interest can you remember what you paid for it? Just know I'm gonna weep :)

John
by John Brewer
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:35 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Spirit of Salts
Replies: 3
Views: 3080

Re: Spirit of Salts

This, in my experience of 15 years of alternative process photography, isn't a particularly good book. Things have advanced since this book was originally written, there are some errors and omissions and I'm not overly keen on some of the text particularly the light-heartedness which doesn't mix wel...
by John Brewer
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:28 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Maintenance and DIY
Topic: Chemicals
Replies: 2
Views: 3467

Chemicals

I can supply many raw chemicals used in historic photographic processes. My silver nitrate price is one of the most competitive in the world. Additionally I can supply kits for cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, gum bichromate and wetplate collodion. Please email me for further information.
by John Brewer
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:44 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Albumen Prints...........anyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 9042

Re: Albumen Prints...........anyone?

Hi Chris

To get a nice even coat of silver nitrate it's better to float it. Practice without silver nitrate in daylight first.

BTW I think in Christopher James alt book 2nd edition he gives a recipe for creme brulee in the albumen chapter :)
by John Brewer
Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:37 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Developing Plates
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Re: Developing Plates

Ah, that's why I couldn't find her in St Michaels then!

I might pop down in the spring to have a look, maybe we could meet up?

Cheers
by John Brewer
Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:33 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Developing Plates
Replies: 5
Views: 2472

Re: Developing Plates

Hi Susie Totally agree with Alex re wetplate. Actually the guy who invented wetplate is Frederick not John, Scott Archer. I did try to find Frances' (Fanny's) grave but couldn't find it in the graveyard I thought it was to be. I guess the children are their too? Which graveyard are you talking about...
by John Brewer
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:14 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Taking Pictures
Topic: Calculating exposures
Replies: 14
Views: 17452

Re: Calculating exposures

Yep, I remember the 'sunny 16 rule'! A great get out of jail free method. Not for velvia tho unless bracketing :)