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2009 F295 Symposium registration now open

Posted February 6, 2009 in Workshops

Organizer Tom Persinger says: Registration for the 2009 F295 Symposium is now open to the public! The 2009 F295 Symposium Exploring 21st Century Photography takes place in Pittsburgh PA USA on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University (with workshops at Pittsburgh Filmmakers) May 28-31, 2009 Visit the registration page to sign up for the symposium* [...]

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f295 Seminar on Contemporary Alternative Photography, NYC, US

Posted January 18, 2008 in Random

Tom Persinger writes: The free f295 Seminar on Contemporary Alternative Photography is coming soon! It takes place in less than 3 2 weeks on Sunday January 27, 2008 at the B&H Photo Megastore in Manhattan and is COMPLETELY FREE! Because we’re expecting a large crowd for this event pre-registration is required. To reserve your space [...]

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Martha Casanave to speak at f295 Seminar on Contemporary Alternative Photography

Posted December 5, 2007 in Workshops

Tom Persinger writes: We’re pleased to announce that Martha Casanave will also be speaking and available for questions at the free f295 Seminar [see previous post with more details] at B&H Photo in January [2008]! Stay tuned, we might have one more exciting addition to the line-up soon!

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f295 Seminar on Contemporary Alternative Photography, NYC, US

Posted November 30, 2007 in Workshops

Tom Persinger writes: I’d like to let you all know about The f295 Seminar on Contemporary Alternative Photography, hosted by B&H Photo, Video and Pro-Audio on Sunday, January 27 [2008] from 10:30am – 4:30pm [in New York City]. The event will take place in their brand new, state-of-the-art multimedia Events Room. The event features lectures, [...]

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Solarizing developer

Posted October 19, 2007 in Extra Geeky + Technique

Solarization is overexposure to the point of tonal reversal, where areas on the film that would be totally black (the sun, for example) start to get lighter again. You can achieve the same thing printing in the darkroom by turning on the lights during developing. (Technically doing it in camera is called soliarization and in [...]

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Bizarre cross procesing technique: film accelleration

Posted October 5, 2007 in Technique

Cross processing is developing film in the "wrong" chemistry, for example shooting slide (E6) film and processing it in the chemicals meant for colour negative (C-41) film. This is normally what’s meant when people say cross processing, but it can go in almost any direction. You can also do C-41 film in E6 chemistry, or [...]

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More awesome photogram roundups at Slowlight

Posted August 24, 2007 in Technique

Katie Cooke has posted two more amazing roundups of photograms—prints made by placing objects directly on photo paper or film, without a camera or lens—at her Slowlight Blog. Roundup three: Chemigrams & luminograms, chemistry & light Roundup four: Photograms: botanics, bugs, and bodies See first roundup list for more links and resources.

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Kodak Monographs now available for free download

Posted August 19, 2007 in Books & Publications + Extra Geeky

These three Kodak publications are available as PDF downloads from archive.org. As you can see, they’re quite old, and the copyright has expired. Kodak Monograph 1: The silver bromide grain of photographic emulsions, Adrian Peter Herman Trivelli (1921) Kodak Monograph 2: The theory of development, Adolph H. Nietz (1922) The Photographic Negative, William Henry Burbank [...]

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Camp Obscura pinhole photography workshop, NM, US

Posted August 15, 2007 in Workshops

Check out the Camp Obscura pinhole photography workshop led by Jackie Mathey: Construct your own 4×5 super wide pinhole camera. Expose images using black and white photographic paper and film. Develop your own images. Quick viewing with digitally scanned images. Craft your images into works of art with the cyanotype printing process. Create a camera [...]

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Peeling Daguerreotype on silvered glass: WOW!

Posted August 13, 2007 in Technique

Look what happened when Jason Greenberg Motamedi tried making a Daguerreotype on silvered glass! He says: I made a few marginally successful Becquerel plates last year using silvered glass, however something about the traditional method (perhaps the heat of the Mercury?) caused much of the silver to flake off in the fixer. Yes! Beautiful! Long [...]

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