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  1. SoulfulRecover

    Color Film and that Pastel Color

    I've always heard you should over expose your color film by a stop or two and bring it back down to the right exposure when scanning to get that pastel color people seem to get (specifically with Portra). Having done a little reading the other night randomly, I think I have the wrong idea about...
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    Testing the new bedroom light (NSFW)

    The wife and I moved into a new place (over a year ago haha) and I wanted to give the new master bedroom a go to see what could potentially be done. I still need to get another two sets of sheer curtains for two of the windows but I think they came out alright. The windows face West...
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    Wet Plate Holder

    Might be a dumb question, I’ve been thinking of trying my hand at wet plate on glass and was wondering if I could use my Calumet Cambo still with a wet plate holder or is that not possible?
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    Books on Creative Concepts?

    Anyone know of a good book on creative concepts? Something that would help flesh out ideas and put them to practice? Or something similar?
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    Entering a contest, need help deciding what to enter.

    I am entering a free large format contest which is something a don't typically do. I can submit 3-5 images, judged by Drew Nikonowicz, and I have two separate sets I am debating between. Which set would you prefer to see? I have my nit picks about them all and almost feel like scraping the...
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    A Discussion On Cohesiveness

    I am starting to plan a year long endeavor on a single subject to concentrate on and I was looking to see what others thoughts were on what creates a cohesive series? Beyond the general topic, is there more to it for you? If you must know, I am working on a portrait series of the local...
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    How to paint back drop?

    Figured this was the appropriate section to ask this. I have an old white paper back drop that's getting dirty and turning a yellow ish color. I have been wanting a nice painted back drop but figured I would try my hand at doing it myself. Only problem, I don't know how to create this look. What...
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    Thoughts on potential new lenses

    Sold my Nikon 85mm f/1.8 the other week (didn't have much of a choice) and I was absolutely in love with this lens. The wife and I are making some changes financially that will greatly help us here soon which means I will eventually be in the market for a lens again. My all time favorite lens is...
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    Boudoir Photoshoot (NSFW)

    My wife had been having some body image issues lately since the baby. She was finally feeling confident/body positive and wanted me to do some photos for her. She loves them, I think they are OK given the space we had and it resulted in someone wanting to do a paid shoot in the same fashion this...
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    Light Meter Suggestions

    Considering a light meter but I'm not entirely sure what I should be looking at. I'd be using it for the 4x5 and I have about a $300 budget. I'd much rather spend half that but just an idea of what I can work with. I shoot portraits, mostly ambient light but I do have strobes. Any thoughts?
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    Nikon FM2 foam seal

    I noticed my mirror was dirty yesterday after picking up a new lens. When I opened up the camera to clean the mirror, I noticed that the foam on the inside, up top, for the mirror was dangling down a bit and it was very brittle. It needs to be replaced and I'm wondering if its something I should...
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    Testing out my new dining room

    Moved into a new place with some north facing windows and wanted to try playing in the light and space. CC always welcome 1. 2. 3. 4. I feel like the exposure on 4 should be brought down
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    What sheet film to get?

    The last shoot I did worked out but I feel like I need a faster speed film. I used Kodak Tmax 400 and was stuck shooting at about a 10th or so of a second. Since it’s 4x5, it seems I’m limited to a 400 speed film so what would be the “best” one to push a stop or two?
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    Nikon F100 Film Advance Problem?

    So I sold my F100 a few months back and just got a question from the girl who I sold it too asking if I ever ran into this problem. I never did but I would like to help her if I can. She is saying that the film will advance all the way to frame 4 (typically, but has done it on other frame...
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    Kodachrome - A Netflix Movie

    Thought some of you might find this interesting. Its a movie rather than a documentary BUT its centered around a father trying to get his last rolls of Kodachrome developed.
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    4x5 Developing Tank

    I'd like to start developing 4x5 film myself but I wasn't sure which tank I should be looking at. Any suggestions?
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    Silent Kayboard Recommendation

    My keyboard at work is loud and the space key is sticking so I am looking for the quietest keyboard I can find for around $40. Has to be a 10 key though (accounting). Any ideas? I'm using the Logitech M330 mouse which is awesome so I don't need to find a keyboard/mouse combo.
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    How Do You Store Your Negatives?

    The local shop will put the negatives into sleeves (even 4x5s) and I just toss 'em in a box. I just got 100 sheets of 4x5 negative holders which is great but I don't have a binder for them yet. Any recommendations on what kind of binder I should get? Id like to keep dust and cat hair out. We...
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    I need some help with product photography

    My wife started a business that sells hand made beauty products and I would like to shoot the photos for the social media posts. However, I have never done anything like this before so its a total guess on my part. How am I doing and what can I do to improve??? 1. Invigorating morning facial...
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    What kind of sync cords do I need?

    What do I need, to get my lens hooked up to my wireless flash sync? Alien Bees with Paul C. Buff wireless trigger.
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