Redwood City, CAUSA
Hometown: Redwood City
December 13, 2012
I supported the Travelwide Kickstarter campaign. It has been long delayed, buy they're now claiming to ship by the end of September 2014. I already bought a Schneider 90mm f/8 Super-Angulon lens for it. I can't wait to get started.
I like to do landscapes and old buildings with medium format; street photography with 35 mm or digital. I will probably do mostly landscapes with the 4x5.
I shoot B&W exclusively when I shoot film. I've always liked B&W best. B&W looks best in film. I haven't settled on a film yet. I'm still experimenting. I suspect I will ultimately settle on couple of different films, depending on the look or mood I'm trying to convey. I do not (yet!) develop myself. I bought an Epson printer, so I'm planning printing most images digitally.
My digital manipulations so far have only been with digital images. I haven't yet gotten sophisticated enough to manipulate film images. I don't do any darkroom manipulations, since I'm not planning on doing darkroom printing. I do expect to scan all of my film, so I will be doing some manipulation of my B&W film images and then printing them digitally. I prefer the look of genuine made-in-the-darkroom silver halide prints, but that isn't practical for me right now.
The Travelwide allegedly will arrive soon! I also have a few designs of my own that I'm hoping to build when I have the time.
I'm a future LF shooter. I'm trying to get more comfortable with the smaller formats first, but I am hoping to jump into 4x5 within the next couple of months.