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by John Austin
07 Sep 2012, 17:38
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Many A True Word Spoken In Jest
Replies: 2
Views: 887

Re: Many A True Word Spoken In Jest

Just read it - Perfect

Now I will to go to the darkroom and cuddle my 3 Focomats and two DeVeres and tell them how much I love them and how I will even forgive them the hernias that develop when I move them

John
by John Austin
24 Aug 2012, 19:15
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Commercial Guy Still Using Film
Replies: 12
Views: 2651

Re: Commercial Guy Still Using Film

Thanks Mark, Making a bush change can help health issues a lot, unless you need regular attention, then the dearth of country doctors can cause serious problems - I put all my E6 work out to Churchill Colour Labs and did very little C41, which went to Irvin, both in Perth I am glad to hear there are...
by John Austin
23 Aug 2012, 17:52
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Commercial Guy Still Using Film
Replies: 12
Views: 2651

Re: Commercial Guy Still Using Film

Me - I am an UN-retired commercial photographer using only black and white silver gelatine materials I retired when digital came along, as a quick analysis showed that I would need to keep changing cameras and software every 18 months or so - So I retired from my Fremantle studio and bought our hou...
by John Austin
22 Aug 2012, 16:00
Forum: Places
Topic: First images from my home made camera!! :D
Replies: 5
Views: 1818

Re: First images from my home made camera!! :D

I am disappointed - I was hoping for a set of weird images, these all look like you have made a serious camera, which is obviously want you wanted, so my disappointment is in realitude a compliment on your skill
by John Austin
22 Aug 2012, 15:46
Forum: Things
Topic: Darkrooms
Replies: 9
Views: 2992

Re: Darkrooms

This is my darkroom as it was years ago in 2006 - New pix coming when it is extended to take a couple more DeVere enlargers and a contact printing set-up on the dry side and a set of roll processing troughs on the wet side for prints up to 40 x 50 inches - A recent print sale is paying for the work ...
by John Austin
22 Aug 2012, 15:38
Forum: The Negative
Topic: The bit I hate most..
Replies: 13
Views: 3453

Re: The bit I hate most..

Dear impetuous ones - Washing and drying your negs has to be a coldly efficient process and anyone who tries to look at wet or damp negs needs to learn discipline and to hang them up unlooked at and retreat as quietly as possible so as to not waft any dust from your clothes - Doing this naked does ...
by John Austin
22 Aug 2012, 15:30
Forum: The Negative
Topic: Temperature controlled developing system
Replies: 6
Views: 1646

Re: Temperature controlled developing system

I use fish tank heaters and have done since setting up my current deep tank line in 1985 - Keeping priorities in mind I use my brewing heaters for brewing As a side thought, how long do people here keep their deep tanks going before scraping out the dead rats from the bottom of the tanks? - So far m...
by John Austin
22 Aug 2012, 15:16
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Question regarding usernames
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Re: Question regarding usernames

Actually I would have a real problem with that. Last time I used my real name on photo.net I got a solicitors letter from my ex-wife of ten years before claiming more alimony because "I obviously could afford an expensive camera" Apparently he was under instructions to google my name once...
by John Austin
19 Aug 2012, 11:11
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: Tripod head suitable for Cambo 8x10
Replies: 5
Views: 1405

Re: WTB: Tripod head suitable for Cambo 8x10

I have a spare biggest bugger Gitzo, I am not sure of the type Nr, but I will have a quick look, hang on a moment OK, back now with 'phone pix, hmm pic loading thing does not want to load from 'puter the type Nr has been cut away on both of them when I had them modified to allow use of a 35mm PC Nik...
by John Austin
19 Aug 2012, 10:46
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Photojournalists and ethics
Replies: 1
Views: 1012

Re: Photojournalists and ethics

Somewhat tangentially I note that W.E.S took sides in his work, particularly Minimata - I believe it is important for a journalist/photojournalst to become engaged with his subject - "Objective neutrality" is a fiction for all but the brain dead - As is said in the Levant, "He who sit...

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