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My Long Awaited 4x5 Travelwide is Finally Here!

October 31, 2015 - I was one of the original 1,026 supporters of the Travelwide Kickstarter Project that originated back in April, 2013. As...
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Alley Spring & Mill Darkroom Print Making - Part 3

October 16, 2015 - In this 40 minute video, I take you into my darkroom as I printed one of my negatives from Alley Spring & Mill. I walk y...
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How to Begin Testing Exposures with Wetplate Collodion

October 15, 2015 - Once you determine a good exposure with a specific camera and lens under specific lighting conditions with wet plate col...
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Why I Still Create Fine Art Prints in the Darkroom

October 15, 2015 - I love when people ask me why I still print in the darkroom and haven't "gone digital". I am not quite sure what "having...
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Film is the the Ultimate Master Medium

October 15, 2015 - In this video, I share some of the key reasons why I believe that film is the ultimate master medium for photography in...
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Proper Proof Review of Alley Spring & Mill FP4+ Negatives - Part 2

October 11, 2015 - In the first part, I reviewed the negatives as I was getting ready to hang them to dry. You may want to review that vide...
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First Review of Alley Spring & Mill Large Format 4x5 FP4+ Negatives - Part 1

October 11, 2015 - In the video below, I do a quick review of some new Ilford FP4+ negatives that I created at Alley Spring & Mill, located...
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The Ultimate Freedom for a Large Format Photographer - The Nikon F

October 11, 2015 - The vast majority of my work is created with large format camera systems. I love the creative control I am afforded via...
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Sage Advice for New Black and White Film Photographers

October 11, 2015 - When a photographer starts exploring black and white film and darkroom printing for the first time, I have noticed a few...
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How to Use a Sekonic Light Meter to Determine Contrast in a Scene

October 06, 2015 - In this video today I share my technique that I use to determine the contrast (dynamic range) of a scene. I use this inf...
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Lith Printing my Winter Tree 2015 Portfolio

October 05, 2015 - It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since I started my 2015 Winter Tree Portfolio. I have made the deci...
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Baby Buggy + Large Format = Goodness in Darkroom Discussions

October 05, 2015 - In this video, I share my initial impressions of using a baby buggy in the field with my large format photography. Enjoy...
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Large Format Sheet Film Cost Update & HP5 Considerations - October 4, 2015

October 04, 2015 - I am evaluating my standard large format sheet film choices and part of my choice is impacted by cost. Since I did the c...
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Why Large Format in Modern Times?

October 04, 2015 - Why not use large format photography? I am often asked about why I would go to all the trouble of lugging around "that h...
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