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My book is published! A chapter of life is closed.

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Vlog 138

I sincerely thank you, my dear followers.
I’ve been a photographer all my life, I’ve studied photography at the best colleges (FAMU, Prague and LCP, London) and took workshops from the greatest masters of our time (Martin Parr, Duane Michals, Zizola, Stephen Gill, Paul Graham, Calvin Grier, Mark Osterman,…). I even worked for a year also with Oliviero Toscani at Fabrica and James Mollison was my roomate. Olivia Arthur / Magnum was my classmate at LCP. Anyway, what I want to say is to shout from the top of my lungs, I’ve published the new book! And this book consists of everything that I know about photography and it tells the story about the path I was on for the past two years.

The book will be hardbound and it is available as a pre-order for another week. The purchase is possible through my website at

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Written by Borut Peterlin

1 June, 2022 at 10:57

Publishing my 3rd Art Book!

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Dear readers,
I’m so proud to announce the publication of my 3rd art book! The followers of my channel saw me working on the project A New Earth in the last three years. Now the grand finale is coming in just 20 days. On the 25th of May 2022 I will have an exhibition opening with 35 carbon prints 40x50cm (16×20″) in oak frames 70x80cm (28×30″) plus my third art book will be published. The exhibition opening is on the 25th of May 2022 at 19h in Dolenjski muzej, Novo mesto, Slovenia. You are all invited!

The book can be pre-ordered with a really friendly price of 40 EUR on the link:…

Very important: In the book I will express my gratitude to all my patrons and the buyers of my prints, because without their support it would be much more difficult to make my vision happen.

Here is the playlist of the vlog I’ve made in the last three years.…

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Written by Borut Peterlin

5 May, 2022 at 21:31

My best attempt to organise my life

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In this video I’m taking you through my system of organisation of my life. Or should we say through an attempt of organising my life. This vlog is not a tutorial, take it as an inspiration for you to study the system by yourself.

Here are some useful links:
The book: Getting Things Done, by David Allen…
Youtube animated summary of the book:…
David Allen’s Tedx Talk…

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Written by Borut Peterlin

18 November, 2021 at 14:13

Linhof Technorama 6×17 / Waiting For the Sun / Vlog 123

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In this vlog I’m waiting for the sun. I’ve learned a lot and what you’ve witnessed is how a new project is being formed. The images aren’t the project, but they are offering some solutions, pointing a direction to follow in my future work.

I’m off to Rome. This will be my first week of vacation this year. I love my work and as you can see, I am enjoying myself while working, so vacations are usually a burden for me. I might be the one who on his dead bed will regret not spend more time at work. Ha, ha, it’s funny, because it’s true. May the topshit be with you!

Editing by Miha Turk

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Written by Borut Peterlin

1 October, 2021 at 18:47

How to do wet plate collodion in the heat?

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This vlog is about how to do wet plate process in the heat, at about 30C or 86F. Collodion ferries have done it again and I couldn’t provoke fogging with the heat. Nevertheless I hope this helps to some of you. If it does, perhaps you might decide to support the production of this kind of content by either buying a book of my art or by sending one time donation or by becoming my patreon.

Written by Borut Peterlin

25 August, 2021 at 17:36

Jumping with Kayak over waterfalls with a 10 kg camera case! EPIC FAIL! / Vlog #121

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Jumping with Kayak over waterfalls with a 10 kg camera case! EPIC FAIL! / Vlog #121

Zdravo! In this episode I am learning how to jump with kayak on which I’ve installed 10 kg camera suitcase. It’s not the easiest, but persistence is my super-power, so I went back and learned how to make a recovery with the suitcase on board. I am going to the woodland this week and on the river.

Enjoy the summer and may the topshit be with you!

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Written by Borut Peterlin

14 July, 2021 at 11:23

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Darkroom Winch!

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In this vlog I’m introducing a darkroom winch. My friend Oto Žan has an MA in engineering and he’s an expert in 3D printing. I’ve described him my wish, to have a darkroom winch that will rock my trays during processing prints. It took few versions of testing and this version of the darkroom winch proved to be the best one. It’s powerful enough to rock a big tray with 10 litres of water inside. More then enough. If it’s too much of the weight the wheel just slips and no harm done to the electric motor. The best part is that you can hack the winch and program it to change its speed and the height of the lift. It has two years of warranty.

You may buy it from my shop:…

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Music: Road Tripzzz – Ofshane
Disclaimer: Jouni Erola / Finland

Written by Borut Peterlin

3 February, 2021 at 11:48

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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Either way let us not forget…

Written by Borut Peterlin

19 November, 2019 at 10:31

Publishing a Photo-Book!

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Ladies and gentleman,
I’ve pulled the leaver, thrown the dice, pushed the button, crashed the piggy bank, all that before I’ll kick the bucket. The printing process of my new book has started to roll and it’ll be working on it every day until it’s finished, presumably by the end of November 2019.

This is my first vlog in the series about the making of the book Light Mood. In this vlog I’m announcing the project and describing my concept and the basic thought processes how the photos were made and how I’m planning to approach the making of the book.

The pre-order of the book is available on my site:

My other photobook vlogs are on this link:

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Or send a direct donation to

I thank to Anže Grabeljšek for the help editing this vlog.

Written by Borut Peterlin

7 November, 2019 at 10:57

Photobook / GRÉGORY DARGENT / Topsheet #74

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I’m back from Paris and of course I’ve been shopping. The secondhand video tripod and the rail was 250 EUR and those three books were 170 EUR. Photobooks are expensive, but if I would have to choose either photobooks or the video tripod, I would chosen photobooks, that’s for sure. It’s such a beautiful piece of object, a photobook, don’t you think? I see many layers in each photobook, photographs inside, a cover page, a graphic design, editing, a concept, the way story has been told, rhythm in the book, printing quality, paper, smell of the ink, how does it feel holding in hands, weight, surface texture,… I could go on whole day about the charm of a photobook.

The book featured in this 74th vlog is by GRÉGORY DARGENT.

Published by Saturne Editions in 2018.

Printed on paper: Artic Volume Ivory 150g

Music by Gregory Dargent

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Written by Borut Peterlin

2 November, 2019 at 17:01