Ned

Ned

Posted on 01/21/2014


Photo taken on January 20, 2014



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calotype
Greenlaw
8x10 FC


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Photo replaced on January 21, 2014
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Burnside Calotype

Burnside Calotype
First successful calotype with no chemical fogging! Exposure: 8 minutes at f/16.
Greenlaw's process, many thanks to Rob ( "Robsworld" at flickr ) for wonderful clear instructions and encouragement and help!

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rodney abbott buchanan
rodney abbott buchan…
Hi Ned, are you using a "standard" film-holder and back on your camera? or did you make a paper negative specific back?
3 years ago.
rodney abbott buchan… has added
looked back to 12/7 description of the camera, sounds cool
3 years ago.
Ned has replied to rodney abbott buchan…
Hi Rodney, It is an 8.5x11" picture frame from the dollar store. It is completely inside the foamcore box, held against the back by a couple strips of foamcore. There is a little flap above it to allow access.

To use the camera, I put a paper negative, or a calotype, in the picture frame, with a window mat in front of it. There is no glass in the frame, I removed it. The window mat and backing cardboard in the frame holds the paper flat. Then I open the flap and slide the loaded "holder" in against the back of the camera. Then I close the flap and tape it shut with black duct tape. Go out, make a picture, then come home, untape the flap and pull out the picture frame in the dark for processing.

So it is a 1-shot camera, about as simple as possible. I used "viewing dots" like for a pinhole camera as a "viewfinder". These are little dots on the side and top of the box that you can sight along to see where the edges of the composition will be.

The focus is fixed at infinity, but last week I had to adjust it a little. So I cut a hole in the back of the camera and I loaded the picture frame with a piece of glass covered with scotch tape where the paper would be. This let me see the image while I adjusted the lens position.

There is a picture of the camera here:
foamcore box camera
3 years ago.
rodney abbott buchanan
rodney abbott buchan…
interesting Ned, like the lens source , like the mat window idea in the picture frame, and very much the idea of one-shot process.
3 years ago.