Ian Barber Photography

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Epson V800 Wet Scanning

Epson V800 Wet Scanning   After recently acquiring the Epson Fluid Mount Accessory from eBay at a very good price, I decided to wet scan one of my 12o 6x4.5 negatives and compare the difference from the Better scanning Holder. My first call was to locate some of...

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Single Image Or Body Of Work

Single Image Or Projects Should we be focusing on a body of work I have been fighting with question for some time, even more so since I moved over into Medium Format Film Photography. I hear and read it so many times that a photograph should tell a story, be able to...

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I am Taking More Film Photographs Than Digital

I am making more film photographs than digital 21 June, 2016 I still have the black and white analog film bug despite the problems it can throw at me. Photography itself is not new to me, I have been making photographs with a digital camera for many years but the...

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Epson P800 R3800 R3880 Paper Skew

The following tip is relevant to the Epson P800 - R3800 - R3880 and may also be relevant to other models so if might be worth checking your user guide. When loading large sheets into the printer from the top, sometimes you may get an error message in the LCD display...

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HC-110 Stand Development Part 2

In an earlier post, I wrote about using Kodak HC-110 as a stand developer, if you haven't read part one, I you may want to go and read it before reading part 2. I wanted to perform an experiment to see how I like or not like the results. I left the previous post just...

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Kodak HC-110 Stand Development Part 1

Since I have been using the Kodak HC-110 developer I have been really been pleased with the overall results. it always seems to produce nice negatives for my hybrid scanning workflow. Kodak HC-110 is a syrup based developer, I extract it with a syringe and then dilute...

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Fine Art America

For as long as I care to remember, I have always done my own printing mainly because I have always wanted to be in control of the final part of that particular photographs journey. Printing my own photographs for local exhibitions and sales worked fine for many years...

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Time To Try Film Photography

Time To Try Black and White Film   I have been using digital cameras for over ten years now, mainly concentrating of perfecting the art of black an white photography both pre and post production. Don't get me wrong, digital is a great medium to work in, it is...

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Portraits At Work

Environmental Portrait An environmental portrait is a portrait executed in the subject's usual environment, such as in their home or workplace, and typically illuminates the subject's life and surroundings. By photographing a person in their natural surroundings, it...

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The Bigger Picture

When you find something that makes you stop in your tracks and reach for the camera, unless it is something that is only going to last for a split second, stop for a moment and ask yourself a few questions. What is it about this object or scene that has made me reach...

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Black and White Website

For many years I have been interested in black and white photography especially the post processing side. Many people still believe that creating a black and white image is as simple as de-saturating the image in Photoshop with the Hue/Saturation adjustment layer....

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Epson R3880 Ink System Repair

For several weeks, I have been experiencing issues with ink dripping onto the paper as it was printing. I noticed this more during printing with photo black (PK). The usual cause for this is a dirty capping station, wiper blade or not having the platen gap wide enough...

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Daytime Long Exposure

One of the biggest challenges of doing long exposure photography during the day is been able to obtain a shutter speed low enough to render the effect you are looking for. If I am looking to completely smooth the water out then I find that a stutter speed of around 4...

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Black and White Printing

When it come to actually printing black and white images, unless you have applied a tone during the post processing stage, I personally advise people to use the dedicated black and white driver wherever possible. This driver has been highly optimised to give you a...

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