Wet Plate Photography

I met Dave Shrimpton during my visit to Panavision Studio last weekend, a personable chap who shoots large format predominately.

So, imagine there we were a group of 8 shooters all with various dslr cameras and Dave with his nineteen (what) camera. Actually watching him operate was a real pleasure, taking light measurements and working out exposure times before releasing the shutter.

Looking at his website I’ve got a little interested on the idea of exposing on glass and things, I wonder when his next workshop is set for. Anyway here’s his website details, straight to the wet-plate stuff – Link

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Shoot 1711-11 Panavision Shoot

So at the weekend I had the chance to shoot two beautiful models at the Panavision studio and camera centre in London. Having real old period film cameras of yesteryear in the backdrop the models posed for images. Here’s just a couple quickly processed and presented.

Zebra head – Shoot 1710-07

I said I’d put up something of what I was doing at the moment.

I was going for quirky with this one. I do have a selection but the position of the head on this, together with the shapes that run down the image, seems to give an appeal to myself.

I’m back…

…okay, so it has been so long since I made an entry in here and it’s not like I have not been popping in here from time to time to read what I used to regularly get up to. I suppose life changes and this was part of that time.

Recently, I’ve concentrated on portraits and the creation of quirky images. The latter being things of the mind I needed to realise. I have enjoyed the creation process, using several programs and a host of filters (in software) to get the look that I wanted. I’ll make a posting of that soon, once I make the image sfw.

Good to be back again, I’ll attempt at making this a routine too.