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Jean-Francois D.


San Francisco, CA
Hometown: Quebec City

Member since:

August 1, 2011

Please indicate whether you are already an LF photographer or would like to get started in LF photography in near future. You don't need to own LF camera gear to join this group.

My experience with the 4x5 is somehow limited and these meetups would be a great opportunity to improve my techniques.

What are your photography subject areas (e.g. landscape, portrait, etc.)?

In 135, I do street. In 66 and 4x5 I mainly do landscape and still life. Would like to get into portrait.

Do you do B&W or color or both types of photography? What film do you use? If you use traditional darkroom, what developers do you use?

I mainly shoot B&W and do everything in the darkroom. When shooting color, I process my own C-41. I can also print in RA-4, but would need a better darkroom setup.

Do you use digital techniques (scanning, Photoshop, digial printing, etc.) for producing the prints or you use traditional darkroom or both? What digital printers and papers do you use? What traditional darkroom chemisty and papers do you use?

I mainly use Xtol and some rodinal for film, while dektol find it's use with Ilford paper. For C-41, I used the Tetenal kit, but would like to try the Rollei digibase. Will probably stop printing in RA-4 and try scanning the negative.

What type of LF camera(s) do you use (e.g. 4x5" Arca Swiss)? It's perfectly okay to join this group even if you don't have an LF camera yet.

Shen-Hao 45HZX-IIA, Sinar Norma 4x5


I'm a black and white multi-format shooter. Mainly shooting 66, but would like to get my 4x5 out more often.

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