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A New Earth Photography project, my new dog friend, vlog #91

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In this vlog I’m featuring:

1) My new dog Vintage or Winch for short
2) My new plate from the project A New Earth
3) Vegan goulash

1) My new dog is a female black longhair German Shepherd by the name of Vintage or Winch for short. At the moment she is two months old and weighs 6 kilograms. She is very smart and an amazing guard dog. Her father is a police dog and just like her father she has an amazing smell. During the time in the woodland, she smelled out a bear. She started to bark in the forest and started to shake, hiding under the car. She understood the danger and warned me immediately. I haven’t seen the bear, but I did hear footsteps in the bush. No worries, on those expeditions I encounter a bear or they meet me every single time, that’s why I need a good guard dog with me.

2) A New Earth is an art project dealing with the New Deal with mother nature. My work is inspired by the art of Ana Mendieta, philosophy of Eckhart Tolle and Alan Watts. This plate is aesthetically very much inspired by Sally Mann’s art work Body Farm.

3) Vegan Goulash: – Lots of onion (the same amount as soya chunks) – Olive oil – I love adding a small tea spoon of good not too strong curry – Carrots about 1/3 of the amount of soya chunks – Sweet pepper – Soya chunks (the same amount as onion) – Tomato sauce or in my case I’ve used concentrated tomato. Sauce is better. – Salt, black pepper and some red hot chilli pepper – water You stir it and cook about 12-15 minutes. It could be longer or shorter, it depends how big are your soya chunks. Best is to serve it with cold polenta, but I had only one cooking kettle, so bread is just as good.

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12 May, 2020 at 18:39

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My friend’s last day

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Mike was a German shepherd, that I’ve bought from a very irresponsible owner at age of two. He was my faithful companion and he saved me numerous times by alarming me about the bear’s presence. Even five days before his death he alert me and stood in front of me while bear growled from the dark.

Mike will be missed.

Music by Eddie Vedder – Long Nights – Into the Wild

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29 April, 2020 at 21:38

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My wetplate camera has RC controlled guillotine shutter! / Vlog 88

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In this episode I’m showing my guillotine shutter for my ultra large format camera, size 40x50cm. It was made already in December, but it wasn’t reliable at all and I needed lots of support from my friends.

Thanks to Anže Grabeljšek and Oto Žan.

Oto’s main business is slide reproductions and send him inquiry on the email: info@diasi.si and his website is http://www.diasi.si His website is at the moment only in Slovenian, but soon it will be in English.

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15 April, 2020 at 21:27

Ultra large wet plate collodion ambrotype as an auction from 0,99$ – no reserve

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Due to the pandemic all my workshops were canceled and I’m forced to make my living differently, so I’m putting this ambrotype size 40 x 50 cm (16×20″) on eBay as an auction from 0,99$.

The listing is only for three days. Please follow the link:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/223944237493

I’m also sharing with you a preview of my new project that doesn’t have a title just yet and some “proud father” family moment.

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12 March, 2020 at 15:34

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About friends, alter ego and – oh – some wet plate photography

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This vlog is again a photographer’s diary or actually only two topics. Plus some Land Rover maintenance. I hope you’ll find it fun. Let me know if you prefer silver-gelatin print from the negative or ambrotype (wet plate collodion positive). May the topshit be with you!

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Land Rover Series 3 – the location of the chassis number

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Recently I had some problems of finding a chassis number for my Land Rover Series 3 and although the images on the internet did help me a lot, they could do a better job, so that’s why I’m publishing these two images, so other people could locate it easier. HERE is the video of me finding the chassis number. I hope that helped.

I wish you a beautiful present moment!

Written by Borut Peterlin

15 February, 2020 at 20:43

Carbon Printing kit 2. part / Topshit Photography vlog #82

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This vlog is semi tutorial. I wanted to be the final vlog, but I didn’t expected the issues with my scale. That caused the inconsistency with carbon tissue production and consequently the contrast was all over the place. Now I’ve bought professional lab scale of 0,0001 gr preciseness and I expect more consistent results. We’ll see in the next vlog!

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1 February, 2020 at 10:17

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Collodion test / Which one is the best? / E:78

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In this vlog I’m breaking a myth about contrast in collodion photography. It does not exist. You can make whatever contrast you like with (almost) whatever collodion. Less exposure more development will cause higher contrast and vice versa. In Film photography the same principle is known as pull / push process in the film developing stage.

PS: sorry, I forgot to check my audio levels.

My favourite collodion is Osterman’s standard collodion
4ml of water
3 gr of CdBr2
4 gr of KI
140 ml of alcohol

140 ml ether
220 Collodion 4% USP quality

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13 December, 2019 at 18:48

Rhythm in a photobook – Light Mood

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In the 76th episode of Topshit Photography, I’ve layed out my book Light Mood and I’m sharing with you the creative process of creating a rhythm in the book. It’s rather long vlog, but you will be the judge if it was worth of your attention. Please let me know.

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19 November, 2019 at 10:31

Photobook Reaction / Alain Laboile

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I’m sharing with you a beautiful book by Alain Laboile, Summer of the Fawn. It’s published by Kehrer Verlag publishing house in 2018. The book cost 29.90€ and is available at: https://www.kehrerverlag.com/en/alain… I hope you like the book and please share your thoughts in the comments section. I have expressed some doubts how the book ends and I would love to hear your opinion on the subject. Thank you for your attention.

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18 July, 2019 at 08:24

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