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#1 Nick Mulder

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 11:18 PM

My cine work so far as been mostly being the techy guy testing out some camera mod - time-lapse/strobe shutter sync/weirdo shutter-angle-this-and-that - I'm lucky to have a friend in the industry (director/DP) willing to chuck me in the midst ...

Because of this It's not often I get a chance to light anything but lately I've been getting into 8x10 (large format) stills and have access to a Lowell Tota lighting kit - three 800W open face lamps and I thought I'd give it a crack

Any impressions welcome ;)

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The B+W are printed on standard B+W paper the 'sepia' toned ones aren't sepia at all but hand coated palladium prints which have a 11~13 stop range of which the negs were developed to suit - by comparison you can see here the difference in printing from one medium to the next:

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 03:19 AM

Dig the glasses and the prints...very cool quality to the paper.

Top light works well to pull those dents out in the face and for the contrast/harsh look.
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#3 Jon Petro

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 02:16 PM

Fantastic. What camera are you using? Lenses? I want to get into large format. I really love the sepia prints, the texture is great. Any more info on that process would be welcomed. Are you making the prints yourself?

People would definitely pay for your portraiture services, nice stuff.
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Posted 15 December 2007 - 01:04 AM

Fantastic. What camera are you using? Lenses? I want to get into large format. I really love the sepia prints, the texture is great. Any more info on that process would be welcomed. Are you making the prints yourself?

People would definitely pay for your portraiture services, nice stuff.


Sinar P 8x10 - Schnieder 360mm lens

Search for Platinum/Palladium or Pt/Pd for lots of info on the process (yes I am making them)

cheers!
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