Has Anyone Got This Book ..

Stephen Batey

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Basic Photo Series, book 5 (of 6). I haven't certainly (although I currently have the 1948 and 1964 editions of volume 2 (The Negative). I have just started thinking of trying to source a copy, but haven't done anything.
 

Ian-Barber

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He mensions a bit about artificial light in "The Negative" which I found interesting so a whole book on the subject would be a good read I think
 

Stephen Batey

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It's strong (as you would expect) on the technical aspects of light measurement and associated development regimes; it inculcates the principles to follow, and the aesthetics involved but leaves the application to the photographer, who is expected to have a clear idea of what is to be achieved and only needs guidance on how to do it.

The value of the book will be determined more by what you want to learn than the book's contents per se. For a (somewhat simpler) statement of principles together with exercises to consolidate them, I'd go to Andreas Feininger's Light and Lighting in Photography. From memory, for detailed instructions etc. I'd use The Studio Photographer's Lighting Bible by Calvey Taylor-Haw.
 

Keith Haithwaite

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Light and Lighting in Photography by Andreas Feininger.
The Studio Photographer's Lighting Bible by Calvey Taylor-Haw.

I have both these books Ian and you are welcome to have a look at then, however, they are both being stored for me and I can't access them until early in the new year.
 

KenS

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Showing my age with a 'shorter' memory... I used to make good use of Bob Wheeler's palm pilot software... hotographer's Vade mecum which I found to be of great help in calculating exposure calculations. My Palm got 'lost' during a house move years ago and 'somehow' has just re-appeared, and I cannot seem to b able to 'get it going' again. Every time I seek assistance on the 'net I keep getting messages that the palm software is no longer 'supported' on the 'newer' power mac systems. Can anyone provide some assistance. Or... may I have to resurrect and re-boot my OLD Mac that sits down in the basement.
I have to admit that I am NOT exactly computer savvy. 8-(

Ken
 

Alan9940

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Ken,

I found the Vade Mecum folder on my iMac, but I'm pretty sure I installed Palm Desktop on my Windows 10 computer, and then used that platform to install Vade Mecum onto my Palm IIIx. IIRC, you can't run even the latest version of Palm Desktop on an Intel-based Mac; requires PowerPC. But, hey, I'm old and the gray matter ain't what it used to be! ;) It was quite some time ago that I fooled around with it all. I know...no help to you!

I had planned to use the tool in my LF pursuits, but found it difficult to learn so I finally just gave up on it. If you care to pass along some tips and tricks, I'd certainly do what I can to help you get it installed.

Alan
 

KenS

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Allan my greatest use of the software on the Palm was checking bellows extension calculations etc... and DOF when doing so much (their always) 'real important' close-up work for scientists, nowadays its more for the same purpose but its not quite as 'important' now that my photography is just for 'little old me"(in my way of thinking/working. anyway)

Ken
 

KenS

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Ken,

I found the Vade Mecum folder on my iMac, but I'm pretty sure I installed Palm Desktop on my Windows 10 computer, and then used that platform to install Vade Mecum onto my Palm IIIx. IIRC, you can't run even the latest version of Palm Desktop on an Intel-based Mac; requires PowerPC. But, hey, I'm old and the gray matter ain't what it used to be! ;) It was quite some time ago that I fooled around with it all. I know...no help to you!

I had planned to use the tool in my LF pursuits, but found it difficult to learn so I finally just gave up on it. If you care to pass along some tips and tricks, I'd certainly do what I can to help you get it installed.

Alan

Allan,
when 'working' I spent a little too much time with exposure/ development time using my Pentax spot meter on a light box for speed/development times but could not get 'really' accurate results' that a decent transmission densitometer could provide,
BUT... it was great for bellows extension calculations for the number of varying close-up images needed for publication and there was no time to 'bracket', contact print or 'enlarge to the required size. I kind of 'miss' the information it was capable of providing, but I'm only 'doing for me and myself nowadays.
It does help at the decision-making stage rather than making multiple exposures 'just in case' when you are paying for film and the time used along with the cost of processing chemical out your own pocket. 8-(

Ken
 

KenS

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'Bubble' thinks....

I wonder if Allan might make a duplicate of that folder and send it as an 'attachment to see if it might (by mistake) fall into an email to me for my hard drive rather then going into your 'delete/no longer required' folder.

(bad) Ken who can be 'got at' via photo1@telusplanet.net
24/7 both winter and summer. :cool:))))

Ken
 
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