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Forum: Film Photography 09-16-2018, 12:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Jim Jones
Digital image capture and processing is so...

Digital image capture and processing is so efficient. This is valuable for commercial photographers. I'm not one, but much of my photography is pro bono for schools. The efficiency lets me do more in...
Forum: Film Photography 09-15-2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 67
Posted By Jim Jones
I've gone digital for much the same reason:...

I've gone digital for much the same reason: complete control. The Epson P800 cost $900, and guzzled over $700 worth of ink in the past year and a half while producing over a thousand prints from...
Forum: Film Photography 09-11-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 58
Posted By Jim Jones
Thanks for resurrecting this part of the site. ...

Thanks for resurrecting this part of the site.
Perhaps those of us who have switched to a DSLR get images that look good enough when we compare them to our old film images. However, theory and the...
Forum: Film Photography 09-10-2018, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Jim Jones
The way I've long controlled the temperature of...

The way I've long controlled the temperature of B&W chemicals, tanks, and water is to store water and everything else in a darkroom that is maintained between 65 and 75 degrees.
Forum: Film Photography 06-06-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,336
Posted By Jim Jones
I've improvised half a dozen darkrooms over the...

I've improvised half a dozen darkrooms over the past few decades, but am without one now after moving from the old family farm. It's easy to set up everything needed to develop 4x5 film and scan negs...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 06-06-2017, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,165
Posted By Jim Jones
Really dense ND filters will be handy if you are...

Really dense ND filters will be handy if you are close to the solar eclipse this August.
Forum: General Photography Discussions 06-06-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,110
Posted By Jim Jones
I still subscribe to the American magazine, Black...

I still subscribe to the American magazine, Black & White. It is all photographs and a little editorial writing with few ads. Printing quality is much better than the photo magazines of a few decades...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 03-03-2017, 01:51 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,045
Posted By Jim Jones
Eugene Smith grant for humanitarian photography

The 2017 W. Eugene Smith grant of $35,000 for humanistic photography will be awarded this fall: http://smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant. Street photographers whose work presents a strong message in...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 12-23-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,943
Posted By Jim Jones
Welcome back! The site has little traffic now,...

Welcome back! The site has little traffic now, and we need all the activity we can stir up.
Forum: Gear/Equipment Discussion 07-18-2016, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,503
Posted By Jim Jones
It sounds like a fine choice for a first DSLR...

It sounds like a fine choice for a first DSLR that she won't outgrow for a long time. My first DSLR was a 3100, very similar to the D3300, and it is still my prime camera. In more than five years it...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 07-06-2016, 05:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,170
Posted By Jim Jones
As Oscar Hammerstein wrote, ". . . by your pupils...

As Oscar Hammerstein wrote, ". . . by your pupils you'll be taught." Welcome back. Lets see the photos both of you are taking now.
Forum: General Photography Discussions 06-01-2016, 04:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,731
Posted By Jim Jones
Nice interview that supplements what we've...

Nice interview that supplements what we've learned over the past several years.
Forum: Film Photography 01-12-2016, 02:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 19,561
Posted By Jim Jones
introduction to large format

I rarely watch the videos people post online, and never post them myself, but this seven minute exception made my day and perhaps will brighten yours, too.
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Forum: Digital Photography 10-29-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 31,118
Posted By Jim Jones
before Photoshop

Before Photoshop photographers were doing some sophisticated "Photoshopping":...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 09-01-2015, 12:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,023
Posted By Jim Jones
There should be nothing wrong with your singing...

There should be nothing wrong with your singing in the car being taped, but Please, Please, don't post the videos here!
Forum: General Photography Discussions 09-01-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,527
Posted By Jim Jones
Just as much effort can go into perfecting...

Just as much effort can go into perfecting digital images as doing it in a darkroom. The difference that effort makes in either area is sometimes obvious. There are a lot of digital images posted...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 09-01-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,395
Posted By Jim Jones
Photography can be much more than something for...

Photography can be much more than something for the photographer alone. Tomorrow night I'll photograph a high school soft ball game mostly for the local school. A week later I'll shoot another one....
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-03-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,023
Posted By Jim Jones
That makes Daguerreotypes a treasure that many...

That makes Daguerreotypes a treasure that many people don't appreciate.
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-03-2015, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,527
Posted By Jim Jones
Thanks for the warning, and great thanks for all...

Thanks for the warning, and great thanks for all that you've done to keep one of the nicest photographic sites alive.
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-03-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,023
Posted By Jim Jones
Some of those great old negatives may never have...

Some of those great old negatives may never have been intended to be enlarged, yet they blow up so well. Maybe its because we now accept grain in photos, while the primative films of a hundred years...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-02-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,527
Posted By Jim Jones
Support for photographers has certainly declined....

Support for photographers has certainly declined. I'd have to drive 75 miles to get ink for my printer, so that comes by mail. Walmart did carry my two DSLRs, but the only real camera store is maybe...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-02-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,395
Posted By Jim Jones
Photomao, you've found many good photos in places...

Photomao, you've found many good photos in places some of us never think to look. I've found that externally imposed challenges can provoke us into doing things we find that we enjoy. Also, just...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 08-02-2015, 01:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 23,023
Posted By Jim Jones
I've seen some really nice online photos taken...

I've seen some really nice online photos taken with a cell phone, but wonder how they would look as a 16x20 print. I did blow a cell phone image up like that for a friend, but it took a lot of work...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 07-08-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,395
Posted By Jim Jones
As Bethe noted, even expert photographers can put...

As Bethe noted, even expert photographers can put iphone photography to good use. Long ago, when China was closed to most Americans, an American doctor was invited to China. His wife photographed...
Forum: General Photography Discussions 06-28-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,753
Posted By Jim Jones
Death of Rondal Partridge

Another important link to the great photographers of America, Rondal Partridge, passed away this month at 92. He was the son of photographer (and character) Imogen Cunningham. In the 1930s he worked...
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