My whole plate camera is finished and is ready to go into plate production. I have a landscape as well as a portrait lens and the darkslides which shoot whole plate vertical or horizontal have reduction frames for half plate.
My camera maker has completed the main work on the body of my Grand Photographe, next is the dark slides.
My camera maker is making very pleasing progress on the grand Photographie reproduction..
Construction has begun on my next camera. A reproduction of the Chevalier “Grande Photographie” folding whole plate camera design (see image of vintage examples) but carrying a Voigtlander petzval lens. It is part of my long term goal of having … Continue reading
The latest showing of my Reflecting Mana exhibit here in NZ is on at the Whangarei Art Musuem and includes my third plate camera.
A problem with taking portraits used to be keeping focus while taking the lens cap on and off. A problem no longer – having access to a good engineer who doesn’t mind small jobs is priceless. The extra piece of … Continue reading
Up until now I have only used petzval portrait lenses for my daguerreotypy but all that is about to change with my two new landscape lenses. These types of lenses have a cemented crown and flint glass (achromatic) meniscus and … Continue reading
In an effort to get more accurate on my exposure times, I bought a gravity shutter on ebay. It allows for fractions of a second from 1/20 to 1/1000th should I start using overwhelming amounts of artificial light like Jerry … Continue reading