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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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Written by Borut Peterlin

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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Written by Borut Peterlin

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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Written by Borut Peterlin

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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Written by Borut Peterlin

18 July, 2019 at 08:24

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Photobook / Antoine Bruy / Topsheet Photography Vlog #3

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In the third episode of Topsheet Photography, I’m sharing with you my love for the photobook Scrublands, by Antoine Bruy. I’ve said it all in the vlog, all you need are links.
Link to the book:
http://exb.fr/en/home/340-scrublands.html?fbclid=IwAR09ZCqZe0-qYfVAwDmMfhrQoBeGZKIBaEtHvjdII7oGITOD0G95-3TNRN8

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18 July, 2019 at 08:22

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Ultra Large Tintype on eBay!

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HERE is the eBay link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/223583573202

For this tintype I’ve shed some sweat, tears and blood. Mosquitoes are my witness! I have made few beautiful ambrotypes as well, but with this material at this temperature and humidity was just insanely to work with. On the end I’ve cracked all the problems and the result is in front of you. I have shared few insights, I hope it will be of some help to somebody. If you had the same problem, please share your experiences. I know few people who just stopped using that kind of aluminium.

OK, now back to work. I am planning to publish a new vlog tomorrow. Easy one, a photobook reaction vlog.

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Written by Borut Peterlin

11 July, 2019 at 21:48