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Posts Tagged ‘analogue photography

Film developers Kodak D-76 vs. Rodinal vs. FX-1 vs.Pyrocat HD

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After the Lord of the Rings film trilogy, after the Matrix film triology, we finally have the triology on film developers! This vlog features two old developers, Rodinal and Kodak D-76 side by side with a new guns FX-1 and Pyrocat!

Oh, what a fortune that is! Enjoy the vlog and share your opinion on the topic, so others (me included) can learn from it. This research took way too much time and I do not know why I am always surprised on the amount of work that takes to make it through. But I’ve done it. I hope you will like it.

Part one of the saga: (no darkroom): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxqCZ…

Part two (mixing chemistry): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tKbT…

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Part 2 / Kodak D-76 the most famous film developer

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OK, finally here is the second part of my research on the most famous developer Kodak D-76 also sold as Ilford ID-11. It took me way too much time and energy and resources, but I am happy with the results and I believe this case will shine some light and inspiration for younger generations of photographers who would like to work in analogue photography.

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How much does Wet Plate Collodion cost?

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In this vlog I’m shedding new light onto the myth that the wet plate collodion process is a very expensive hobby. It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. In the end I haven’t done all the maths, but I reckon that with 300 EUR you can buy the Brownie, tripod and all the chemistry to make 50 plates or more. THX!

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August workshops / Topshit Vlog #47

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Here is a short vlog from this month. I’ve had three workshops and they were all successful, with great results. Participants were from USA, Italy, Austria and Slovenia. Small group of three is perfect for these slow hand made photographical processes.

In the future I’m planning to do more didactical videos on wet plate collodion process and analogue photography on general.

Thank you for your attention and let us not forget…

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Borut

Written by Borut Peterlin

29 August, 2018 at 15:57

Wet Plate Collodion Selfie – vlog #45

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In this vlog I’ve made two self portraits on wet plate collodion negative and I’ve printed them on silver-gelatin paper, toned with sulfide toner. In this vlog is also a photo-challenge. Participate, comment, share, support and topshit happens!

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My new atelier! / Topshit Photography Vlog #37

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My dearest followers,
this year 2018 is not slowing down and in this vlog I’m presenting to you my new space. It’s a former railway station freshly refurbished. The other location that I had was only for one year, so now this is the new place. It’s in Straža, the town where I have grown up.

Now I’m planning how to design the space, picking colors, looking for antique furniture. I’m planning to make few furniture pieces by myself. As a kid of 12+ years I loved the wood making process, so why not save some money and build stuff.

About the cottage in the vlog. I would love to buy it and although I could afford it, I am afraid I might get myself spread too thinly. Perhaps it’s time for crowdfunding? Perhaps it is, but it’s very likely that in half a year, it will be even better time. Perhaps I will get a partner or few of them and we can share ownership over the cottage. Everything is possible. But step at the time. My dear friend Damijan is a very successful businessman and he is sharing with me business secrets. Ones I was explaining him my projects, he told me that the successful businessman is the one who has the discepline to decide which project he/she will NOT do. I will eventually buy a cottage, perhaps this one, perhaps some other, but now it is not the time for it. Oh… I didn’t win lottery, we’ve sold our house, so…

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Written by Borut Peterlin

17 February, 2018 at 14:32

Exhibition in Vienna / Topshit Photography Vlog #36

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Life takes time, I tell you! This vlog is quite eclectic from posting books, fixing my car, making some albumen prints, having exhibition opening in Vienna and most importantly, having fun with kids!

In my following week I’m getting new atelier. It’s going to be topshit indeed! It’s going to be at a railway station! 50 meters from beautiful river bank and I’m planning to have one or two wagons in front of it. The wagons will be a gallery space. On top of that our house is about to be sold, so I will buy a cottage in woodland.

That and lots more in the next episode of Topshit Photography Vlog!

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