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Vertical 4x10 CameraTHE VERTICAL BANQUET CAMERA PROJECT
PART ONE

from
View Camera Magazine
September/October 2005

THE VERTICAL BANQUET CAMERA PROJECT
PART TWO
Vertical 8x20 Camera

from
View Camera Magazine
January/February 2006


JB Harlin

BIG CAMERAS, BIG LENSES, BIG FILM PDF

Hand Out From The
2006 LARGE FORMAT
PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE
June 8-11, 2006


Adj Dry Mount PressADJUSTING THE DRY MOUNT PRESS

Ever wonder exactly how to set the
correct pressure on your dry mount press?


FILM HOLDER ID

EASY SHEET FILM IDENTIFICATION

We both shoot sheet film. . .
We tend to go out photographing for extended periods. . .
We bring back a lot of film to process and file. . .
So, how do you identify sheet film???
Here is how we have done it for years now.


WHAT THE HUBBUBWHAT IS THE HUBBUB. . . BUB?

A Personal Commentary
On Film Testing
And Numbers
PDF Version


SPEAKING OF ULF

SPEAKING OF ULF

PDF Hand Out From The
2007 LARGE FORMAT
PHOTOGRAPHY CONFERENCE
Louisville, KY


INTERMITTENCY EFFECT

INTERMITTENCY EFFECT

HERE IS A PERSONAL ASSESSMENT
OF WHAT IS GOING ON.


VCCL CALIBRATION

USING BTZS TO CALIBRATE YOUR
VARIABLE CONTRAST COLD LIGHT HEAD

PDF version
Originally published in the
Sep/Oct 2007 issue of View Camera Magazine


ZONE VI NEWSLETTER

COMPLETE ZONE VI NEWSLETTER INDEX
ISSUES #1 THROUGH #83

Two PDF versions available
for download.


CAMERA FLAREThe lens shade. . . a ULFer’s best friend.

CAMERA FLARE

PDF version
Originally published in the
July/Aug 2008 issue of View Camera Magazine


BELLOWS BUILDING

BELLOWS BUILDING

PDF version
You have asked for it. . .
Now here it is!!!


 

DRYMOUNTINGDRY MOUNTING PHOTOGRAPHS

PDF version
Dry mounting your photographs is not that hard. . .
Here is my procedure.


COFFEEThe only thing that should be larger than your coffee cup is your lens!

MY RECIPE FOR GOOD COFFEE

PDF version
Here is what I have learned about making a good cup of Java. . .


CANHAM 8X10 MODA few mechanical drawings. . . some machine and metal work
leads to a modified camera. . .

NOTHING HERE REMAINS THE SAME;

PERSONALIZING MY K.B. CANHAM 8X10
PDF version
This is what I did to my new 8×10 camera to make it more user friendly for me.


CANHAM 4X10 MOD

More mechanical drawings. . . a little more machine and metal work
leads to another modified camera. . .

WHY MODIFY ANOTHER CAMERA?

PERSONALIZING THE CANHAM 4X10
PDF version
Here is another modification project.


PAPER GRADE CALIBRATION

Here is a relatively painless way to find VC, or graded, paper grade #2.
If you are performing film tests, you need to know you are calibrated to a true grade #2.

HOW TO FIND VC PAPER GRADE #2

SIMPLE EYEBALL TESTING
PDF version


CALUMENT TESTER

Do you own a Calumet Shutter Speed Tester?
Wish there was an easier way to test a large lens or shutter?
Here is a modification/upgrade that just may be what you are looking for.

CALUMET SHUTTER TESTER MODIFICATION:

AN UPGRADE FOR THE LF SHOOTER
PDF version


THROUGH LENS OF VIEW CAMERA

This article originally appeared in the 2010-2011 publication,
“LANGDON REVIEW OF THE ARTS IN TEXAS” published by
Tarleton State University’s Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center
in Granbury, Texas.

THROUGH THE LENS OF THE VIEW CAMERA

AN ESSAY FOR THE LF SHOOTER
PDF version


SENSITOMETER

Do you really want to do some serious film testing?
In order to test film you need a repeatable way to expose film.
What you need is a film sensitometer.

BUILDING A FILM SENSITOMETER

PDF version


TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

The jbhphoto.com BLOG has now reached 200 posts covering everything from personal commentary to how-to articles containing a range of topics of interest to the traditional wet darkroom photographer. We have cataloged and arranged some of the more popular entries by subject and compiled them into volumes now available in PDF format for download.

TALKING ABOUT TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY

Articles from the jbhphoto.com BLOG


LED Enlarger Head

Interested in using LEDs for an enlarger light source?
We undertook the task of designing and building
an LED VC head for our 8×10 enlarger.
Here is the story.

DESIGNING & BUILDING AN LED VC ENLARGER HEAD

PDF version


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AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD
TO YOUR COMPUTER!

JBH E-BOOKS
PHOTOGRAPHY HOW-TO BOOK SET
CREATED FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN LARGE FORMAT
FINE ART BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH
AND THE TRADITIONAL WET DARKROOM