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by Maris
03 Dec 2012, 10:58
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: A Pocket History of the Status of Film Today
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: A Pocket History of the Status of Film Today

Thanks for the interesting links Walter. G'day Maris, could you possibly expanded on your comments? If you are in the mood for a polemic here goes: Robert Burley continues the confusion between pictures and photographs and falls into the naive view that the art and value of an image is manifest in ...
by Maris
02 Dec 2012, 08:34
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: A Pocket History of the Status of Film Today
Replies: 9
Views: 2358

Re: A Pocket History of the Status of Film Today

The Robert Burley article, from an Associate Professor no less, reflects the usual confused, sloppy, and shallow scholarship that prevails in popular commentaries on photography and the rise of alternative picture-making technologies. It's too late to send him back to undergrad school and in any cas...
by Maris
01 Dec 2012, 12:05
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Looking for a small developing space
Replies: 33
Views: 7096

Re: Looking for a small developing space

Point Light Gallery in Surry Hills, Sydney probably offers the biggest and best non-commercial darkroom in Australia. Enlargers range from Durst 8x10 down to Leitz 35mm. The darkroom is a focus of workshops, masterclasses, technical tuition (beginner to advanced), and possibly personal projects in f...
by Maris
09 Nov 2012, 18:18
Forum: Places
Topic: Newtown Town Hall
Replies: 4
Views: 1606

Re: Newtown Town Hall

An interesting composition but it has me perplexed! The crop on the facades takes away the doorways, the footpath and the bottom of that nice tree in favour of more somewhat bland sky. Why? The conspicuous bit of vertical convergence (on the right hand side) can emphasise building height but the &qu...
by Maris
09 Nov 2012, 18:05
Forum: The Negative
Topic: So I'm going to start doing some film testing..
Replies: 17
Views: 5058

Re: So I'm going to start doing some film testing..

The exposure sequence with respect to "box speed" goes 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x, and 32x…. I've got 10 exposures at 1 stop increments... It seems to me that, if you don't start with a repeated time, you will not have an accurate 10-stop range; it will be just over 11 stops ...
by Maris
07 Nov 2012, 12:31
Forum: The Negative
Topic: So I'm going to start doing some film testing..
Replies: 17
Views: 5058

Re: So I'm going to start doing some film testing..

I do all my film testing on just one sheet of film. Setting up the camera in front of an evenly lit grey card I place 10 exposures across the film by moving the dark-slide between "clicks". The exposure sequence with respect to "box speed" goes 1/16, 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 1x, 2x, 4x, 8x,...
by Maris
05 Nov 2012, 10:04
Forum: Places
Topic: Sunset, Laguna Bay, Noosa.
Replies: 1
Views: 1182

Sunset, Laguna Bay, Noosa.

Sunsets are the commonest of photographic cliches. I hope this one works ok even if it is in black and white. http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8149772107_c95d80815f_b.jpg Sunset, Laguna Bay, Noosa Gelatin-silver photograph on Ilfobrom IB4 FB photographic paper, image size 24.6cm X 19.6cm, from a K...
by Maris
05 Nov 2012, 09:58
Forum: Places
Topic: Shed Revisited
Replies: 5
Views: 1735

Re: Shed Revisited

Where do you find these fabulous sheds? The one you show here is a grand metaphor for time, change, decay, and dissolution. I reckon the roof-line bumping into the top edge of the image is a pictorial problem but I don't know how I would solve it. A reshoot, a crop, or acceptance of what is as is?
by Maris
05 Nov 2012, 09:48
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Well worn tripod holes
Replies: 14
Views: 3492

Re: Well worn tripod holes

"Too much" photoshopping? Where is the point that an image has had too much photoshopping? I say let them go to town or don't let them at all. "Too much" is far too vague. An excellent point: "Too much is too vague". Everybody is entitled to an opinion but my personal ...
by Maris
01 Nov 2012, 10:30
Forum: Community Chat
Topic: Well worn tripod holes
Replies: 14
Views: 3492

Re: Well worn tripod holes

Three thoughts: 1.Why should I look at this stuff apart from satisfying morbid curiosity about how a couple of picture makers fight it out within the weird lacuna defined by the rules of this competition. 2.I wonder what the scene would have actually looked like had I been at that place on that day ...

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