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Paul Pless
12-26-2012, 02:54 PM
methods, processes, formats and sizes do you appreciate and find most interesting?

12-26-2012, 03:00 PM
Homemade pinhole cameras.
A future Dad/Scooter project.


12-26-2012, 03:11 PM
Glass plate monochrome photography. I had a big 10" x 12" wooden camera at one time but sold it when I was travelling a lot. It was not something you could cart about easily. I love the detail that you get.
Years ago hiking up in the hills I came on a collapsed house and under the verandah a rusted tin box full of 3'' x4'' plates taken at that site from (estimated) about mid 1870's to 19110-15. Documented the selection, clearing of enormous timber, first pole and bark house, second sawn timber house, two boys born and grown, and portraits. The Herbarium and museum who now have the slides speculate that the two boys might have become casualties of WW1. No one has been able to identify the family.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
12-26-2012, 03:22 PM
I like TLRs.

Homemade pinhole cameras.
A future Dad/Scooter project.


Here's one for the future.....


Bruce Taylor
12-26-2012, 04:07 PM
I have a friend who uses Gelatin Silver Chloride Printing-out Paper. He explains the process on his website: http://www.drcowles.ca/tech.html

Back in the 90s, he toured North Africa, taking pics of old synagogues. Here's one from Morocco:


12-26-2012, 04:29 PM
I have a wooden Eastman 8 x 10 view camera, I used to use high-contrast sheet film with it, but lately I've used 8 x 10 photo paper to produce paper contact negatives. I estimate the ASA of photo paper at about point-five, so it works best with subjects that don't move.

S/V Laura Ellen
12-26-2012, 04:50 PM
The room size, polaroid type camera the Joe McNally used for his 'Faces of Ground Zero" would be my idea of unique and interesting.