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If you think your camera is slow, try this one, it shoots one frame every 10 minutes! That’s because this is a 5 Min Portrait 1850’s Style with Giles Clement.
Giles is a skilled tin-type / wet plate photographer who has honed his skills over many, many years.
I invited Giles over to the loft to photograph me with his 8×10 View Camera to create an 8×10 one-of-a-kind image.
With my prompting, Giles walks us through the entire process start to finish. You get to hear the history of Tin-Type Photography as well as how he acquired and built his 8×10 view camera.
We take you inside the darkroom to see a plate being sensitized to light. Once the image is exposed, we take you right back into the darkroom to watch as the exposed plate is turned into the final image.
This entire process is fascinating and you get to see it all unfold in this 5 Min Portrait, 1850’s edition!
To see Giles’s work please check out his website. http://www.gilesclement.com/
I love seeing basic gear capture solid images. It hammers home that it’s the photographer not the gear, most of the time.
In this case the photographer was working with some basic Nikon’s and doing a great job with what they had. What I look for in these critiques are a few solid images. When you come out with 6 or 7 solid images you are doing something right.
Just remember, if you think your camera is doing a terrible job taking photos, be sure to make you are not the one to blame first.
Here is my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in response to Drew Simcox who nominated me from Antonelli Institute.
In addition to making a donation I want to challenge three photographers +1, Peter Hurley, Zack Arias, Scott Kelby and the plus one is Ken Rockwell. You guys have 24 hours to accept and complete this challenge.
ALS is one of the worst diseases so it’s important that if you are able to donate you make a donation. If you are not able to, please make your own Ice Bucket Challenge video to bring awareness. To Donate to please click here.
Peter accepted the challenge and posted this video.