This weekends I made the first installment to my Adventure stories.
This evenings project was to make a photo tray that will actually accommodate a 20×24 sheet of glass. The factory manufactured trays have rounded corners inhibiting a rigid piece of glass from resting safely on the bottom. Isn’t anything straight forward and ready to use?
Today was the first time that I had gotten everything together and ready to give the 20×24 a trial run.
The mammoth camera is complete. I should give it a name so that I don’t have to keep saying “20×24.” Next project…. a plate holder.
The bellows on this rather large view camera extend 5.5 Feet. SO….this is what I came up with for an extension system.
Starting with the existing set of bellows, I move forward with transforming them into a camera.
Monday was a trial run/brainstorm session for upcoming workshops at John Dugdale’s School of 19th century Photography and Aesthetics. If all goes as planned classes will begin 2011.
20×24 silver bath in progress… the liner is water tight, next step is the rigid support.
I began construction of my 20×24 silver bath this evening. As if I didn’t feel cramped enough in my apartment I have the urge to make large photographs……and with that comes the equipment.
Just finished converting a few of the 8×10 sheet film holders to accept an 8×10 sheet of glass. Should be fun showing John Dugdale how they work.