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by John Hamlen
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:56 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any unwanted negatives?
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: Any unwanted negatives?

The presentation went down really well with at least one attendee saying it was the most interesting evening they'd had since they joined! Many thanks to Neil, Paul and Bill for the negatives, and to Bill and Joanna for the example scans above. The former were laid out on a table with 35mm, 6x6, 6x7...
by John Hamlen
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:15 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lenses for 20" x 16" Camera.
Replies: 32
Views: 7692

Re: Lenses for 20" x 16" Camera.

Merci beaucoup Emmanuel. What an excellent resource and a good reason for me needing to know more than my schoolboy French! :D
by John Hamlen
Fri Sep 16, 2011 10:37 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any unwanted negatives?
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: Any unwanted negatives?

Thanks Neil. Will do. Great information overload shot. I'm going to try and roll both yours and Joanna's images in as a sort of quiz for the audience. For example, who can spot where in the image the crop is from! In both cases I had to readjust the size in the main image that my brain was looking f...
by John Hamlen
Mon Sep 12, 2011 11:14 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any unwanted negatives?
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: Any unwanted negatives?

Thanks Joanna. A great example of LF's resolution overload! I will definitely work this into the presentation.
Thanks again,
John
by John Hamlen
Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:40 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any unwanted negatives?
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Re: Any unwanted negatives?

1000 thanks Neil. 1000 thanks Paul. Hi Neil - The artistic content is definitely of of no matter, I just want the audience to get a first-hand feel of the huge size differences between the formats. Hi Paul - Could I take you up on your kind offer of the selection of formats - this will be really int...
by John Hamlen
Mon Sep 12, 2011 12:34 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any unwanted negatives?
Replies: 8
Views: 2769

Any unwanted negatives?

Dear Large Format Photo Folks, Would any of you be able to help me with the following: I have committed to doing LF photography presentation in a couple of weeks to my local photography club. I'm busy putting the Powerpoint slides together, but one thing I'd like to do is pass around different sized...
by John Hamlen
Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:23 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Free collodion magazine
Replies: 7
Views: 3621

Re: Free collodion magazine

Thanks Alex. I visited the site and the magazine does look very interesting. However, I didn't venture past the first page as my virus checker through a bit of a wobbly when the page came up in the browser. Either the site has been compromised by the IFrame-DL trojan as reported below, or my virus c...
by John Hamlen
Thu Sep 08, 2011 12:16 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Most Important Photographer of the Late 20th Century(?)
Replies: 53
Views: 9120

Re: The Most Important Photographer of the Late 20th Century

Crewdson operating his own camera?! The global downturn must be worse than I thought! :D I did look at his new book with the Italian filmset body of work linked to above but was a little disappointed. They were beautiful images but were too "un-crewdsonlike" for my taste. There is something to be sa...
by John Hamlen
Sat Aug 20, 2011 10:21 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Most Important Photographer of the Late 20th Century(?)
Replies: 53
Views: 9120

Re: The Most Important Photographer of the Late 20th Century

But it's not just the lack-lustre colours that irk. It's also the composition. I get the feeling - sadly, I don't have enough experience to amount to knowledge - that the fine artists are laid back. They capture the whole scene and let the viewer find the narrative. Which is then open to misinterpr...
by John Hamlen
Fri Aug 19, 2011 2:03 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Most Important Photographer of the Late 20th Century(?)
Replies: 53
Views: 9120

Re: The Most Important Photographer of the Late 20th Century

Ed, Surely Martin Parr is merely a snapshooter, who, like some over-celebrated 'fine artists', is adept at getting himself noticed. His pics are nothing more really than colour versions of what can found in many a box Brownie collection. Emporer's clothes. Dennis. Though he might not me my nominati...
by John Hamlen
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:35 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: F.S: 7 x Fidelity Elite 4x5 double dark slides
Replies: 3
Views: 673

Re: F.S: 7 x Fidelity Elite double dark slides

Hi Bogdan. What size are they? All the best, John
by John Hamlen
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:24 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from NW London
Replies: 26
Views: 10785

Re: Hi from NW London

I'm definitely getting bored with the anemic-youths-with-blank-expressions aesthetic! Agree with you there about how samey it is all getting. I’m starting to feel that way about the Dusseldorf-impersonators' landscapes. Everything seems to have to be about despair and decay. Unfortunately I didn’t ...
by John Hamlen
Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:02 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from NW London
Replies: 26
Views: 10785

Re: Hi from NW London

Or there's this lovely best that's been winking at me from my local camera shop window for months. I doubt whether they'd come down to Joanna's price, but it looks absolutely brand new! yep, seems a very decent price to me you'd better take Joanna's advice and enter the store and 'stroke the guy' t...
by John Hamlen
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:16 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hi from NW London
Replies: 26
Views: 10785

Re: Hi from NW London

...whereas a Shen-Hao starts at £620 (again exc VAT), the difference in movements not compared by me but that's a heck of a difference on the 'wonga front' - ok we all know that the Shen Hao screens aren't up to much but even so - and that price difference is before the add on's, lens boards for ex...
by John Hamlen
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:02 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The possibilities for creating new forums on here
Replies: 38
Views: 6297

Re: The possibilities for creating new forums on here

I'm definitely in the Less=More camp here. As long a bulletin board has good search capabilities - and phpBB (used here) does - then dozens of forums makes a board very hard to navigate. The more categories in a taxonomy, the more the chance of topic "wanting" to be in more than one category. One of...