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by Lucy Telford
Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:19 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Critique
Topic: First Wet-plates
Replies: 25
Views: 8318

Re: First Wet-plates

Great stuff. Carl is a wonderful, patient and good humoured teacher isn't he? Had a great day down in Glasgow on Saturday at a "consolidation" day with him and now my tin has arrived :-)

Glad to see this process is gathering momentum...
by Lucy Telford
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:24 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Wet Plate Cameras and Lenses
Replies: 11
Views: 4453

Re: Wet Plate Cameras and Lenses

Hi Andrew, Yep sounds like it might be me. And thanks about the kind words re. my blog. Hi, I like your blog. Re the varnish - weirdly the same thing happened to us at a recent Carl Radford workshop. We used the olde worlde trad varnish and the images literally slid off the tin. I am not sure if Ca...
by Lucy Telford
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:19 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: Wet Processing
Topic: Modern Victorian Photography
Replies: 22
Views: 7860

Re: Modern Victorian Photography

Thank goodness someone has had the good idea to start a forum on this... There are some of us large format users out there who stilll like to dabble with the dangerous chemicals instead of only using film :-)
by Lucy Telford
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:11 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In-camera positives using Ambrotypes and Tintypes
Replies: 15
Views: 7048

Re: In-camera positives using Ambrotypes and Tintypes

Hi all, Thanks for staring this new thread John, I'm glad you're so interested :-) For starters, the course I did was with Carl Radford http://www.carls-gallery.co.uk/index.html and I did the course at his home in Glasgow as it was nice and handy for me. He is running another course in the Lake Dist...
by Lucy Telford
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:30 am Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello from Aberdeenshire
Replies: 9
Views: 3500

Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire

Hi John, Well - it depends on what camera you are using of course and whether you are making ambrotypes (using glass) or tintypes (using aluminium). The glass used is normally either 2 or 3mm although I haven't used glass yet. The aluminium is all-round easier as there is no prepping involved. For m...
by Lucy Telford
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:03 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello from Aberdeenshire
Replies: 9
Views: 3500

Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire

Hi John, yep, small world just about covers it! No, my existing lenses are for a 4 x 5 but I am able to do wet plate work with my camera and, in fact, I found it easier to handle that size plate rather than any of the bigger sizes as I have girly small hands. I'm interested in alternative processes ...
by Lucy Telford
Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:51 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello from Aberdeenshire
Replies: 9
Views: 3500

Re: Hello from Aberdeenshire

Welcome Lucy ..... and hello back from way down south. Congrats on the Speed Graphic. I met a trader at the Photographica Fair in London last week. He was showing me the most amazing lens - Kodak 7inch Aero Ektar f2.5(!) - and explaining about how it was a WWII lens, was radioactive(!), and that pe...
by Lucy Telford
Thu May 26, 2011 4:15 pm Etc/GMT-1+01:00
Forum: New Members
Topic: Hello from Aberdeenshire
Replies: 9
Views: 3500

Hello from Aberdeenshire

Hi, I'm Lucy and I am hoping that one of these days I might know enough to start posting some questions on here... ;-) I'm new to LF photography and have a Speed Graphic which I am loving and I can tell I'm in it for the long haul.