The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Making your print in the darkroom
Lachlan717
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby Lachlan717 » 17 Aug 2012, 14:03

Lachlan717 wrote:I watched a video by Jim Fitzgerald on carbon transfer the other day. I think I have the itch. Whilst I have yet to see on in the carbon (its version of in the flesh), my understanding is that they are something to behold as they have a slight 3D look due to the raised carbon in the shadows.


Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tl5FK7PTkFw

Also, here's one that kinda gives you the idea of the 3D/relief look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FtI7JMQ ... re=related

Ray Heath
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby Ray Heath » 21 Nov 2012, 21:19

Are 5x4 contact prints big enough?
Ray

Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's photographs are "a bridge that spans the widening gulf of time" (Michael Hiley 1979, 5).

smbooth
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby smbooth » 28 Nov 2012, 07:47

They are big enough to make carbon prints from, weather they are big enough to view is up to you, personally I think there a little small and 5x7 is the smallest I would be using. But if your going to learn carbon printing they will work.

L2obin
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby L2obin » 29 Nov 2012, 00:04

Lachlan717 wrote:Mate,

If I win Powerball, I'll buy you your own (Shen Hao) 7x17" and give you more Velvia than you can poke a stick at!!



Can I have one too? I would take bw film and paper though =)

smbooth
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby smbooth » 29 Nov 2012, 14:19

I notice your only springing for a cheap Sheo Hao, not a Ebony - tight arse :)

Lachlan717
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby Lachlan717 » 29 Nov 2012, 18:13

smbooth wrote:I notice your only springing for a cheap Sheo Hao, not a Ebony - tight arse :)


Get stuffed the lot of you. Blood-sucking parasites...

On a lighter note, I'm currently in Brisvegas for the day, and I have been offered enough Queensland Red Cedar to make a couple of new cameras by one of my clients.

You blokes are going to be so jealous. So is Mr Ebony and his crap firewood cameras!

Andrew Nichols
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby Andrew Nichols » 19 Dec 2012, 18:36

Cedar is one of the softest timbers.
Are you sure it's suitable?

Lachlan717
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby Lachlan717 » 19 Dec 2012, 19:11

Not Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata); Australian Red Cedar (Toona ciliata).

One of the world's great joinery/furniture timbers. Now very hard to get old growth stock.

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Alastair Moore
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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby Alastair Moore » 19 Dec 2012, 19:23

Lachlan717 wrote:Not Western Red Cedar (Thuja plicata); Australian Red Cedar (Toona ciliata).

One of the world's great joinery/furniture timbers. Now very hard to get old growth stock.


If you're making a couple of cameras, you might as well make a couple more! Make it worth the effort and that!

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Re: The Wonder Of The Contact Print

Postby Andrew Nichols » 20 Dec 2012, 06:44

How'd you score it
And how come you know the names of them.
Do you work with timber


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