Picto in quarantine...

“ A crisis that we accept becomes an adventure, with a goal to reach; an adventure that we refuse becomes a crisis, with in addition the suffering of having lost what we once loved ” – Bertrand Piccard

The current containment regime due to the Covid19 epidemic has forced us to cancel our meetings, and we do not know when we will be able to resume our normal activities.

These meetings are the essence of our group; they strengthen the bonds between participants and stimulate their enthusiasm and creativity. Too much inactivity can “blow the wind out of the sails”. That would be a shame...

Rather than lamenting this setback, we want to look at it as a challenge. This page is therefore an attempt to encourage you to continue your creations and experiments around ancient photographic techniques. The links you will find in the right column will lead you to pages that may interest and inspire you.
René Smets kicks off with an account of his experiments with Mediobrome, completed with some videos that illustrate his technique.

We hope that you will want to complete this page...

Thank you in advance!

READ & SEE:


EQUIPMENT - Bellows

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Making a camera bellows - René Smets
VIDEOS
MP4 - René Smets
cutting strips - 79,6Mb
inverting strips - 61,8Mb
taping strips - 379,8Mb
cutting angles - 73,2Mb
folding bellows - 73,2Mb

EQUIPMENT - Seals

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Replacing light seals - René Smets

WET PLATE

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Collodion Photography - Jan Strijbos

UTILITIES

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dilution calculator (excel) - Jacques Kevers

CHOOSING FILM

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Pinhole + alt: which film? - Jacques Kevers

REGISTER PRINTING

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Registering negatives - René Smets

GUMOIL

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First experiences
- Luc Tourwé
New tests
- Luc Tourwé
VIDEO
gumoil with diazo&bleach - MC Pizzigoni / FBook

CHROMOTYPE

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Chromotype photographs - Roger Kockaerts

MEDIOBROME

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VIDEOS
MP4 - René Smets
Video 1 - 172Mb
Video 2 - 180Mb
Video 3 - 266Mb
Video 4 - 159Mb
REACTIONS

VIEW CAMERA

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View Camera Memo - Paul Cancelier

TEMPERAPRINT

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Process summary - Geoff Chaplin

PHOTOMONTAGE

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... with contact masks - Paul Cancelier
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"Clouds in the sky" - René Smets