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Editor's note: This is the first part of a two-part Film Friday series.Markus Hofstätter is known for creating elaborate large format cameras and contraptions, but one of his most recent projects goes above and beyond anything we’ve seen before. For this project, Hofstätter brought back to life a 73kg (160lb) ultra-large format flatbed scanner so he can better scan all but the largest of photogra
Photographer Markus Hofstaetter specializes in large format photography, including the wet plate photographic process. Hofstaetter also offers workshops, including ones where fellow photographers can try their hand at wet plate photography. Just before the pandemic started, Corrine West booked a workshop with Hofstaetter, and two years later, it happened.West wanted to learn how the wet collodion
Platypod has announced its latest compact tripod base, the Platypod eXtreme. This new version takes plenty if inspiration from its past models, but adds a few new unique features designed to improve usability and versatility.The most notable upgrade is the addition of hinges spikes, which fold away when not in use and fold out when you need to secure the Platypod eXtreme to whatever terrain or p
The Accademia del Disegno (“Academy of Design”), which opened in 1563 Florence, Italy was the world’s first academy of art. Prior to that time, to succeed with a career in the arts, a would-be artist either apprenticed in a respected Master’s atelier or was self-educated.The underlying principle of a Renaissance painter or sculptor’s education was to copy the works of his or her Master, as well a
Whether he’s making beet juice prints, shooting with a lens made of ice or adapting one of his ‘weird’ lenses, photographer Mathieu Stern is no stranger to creating and sharing analog-oriented photography videos on his YouTube channel. For his latest video, Stern shares how he restored 110-year-old glass plate negatives using Photoshop and a little help from artificial intelligence.After acquirin
We've featured photographer Mathieu Stern here on Imaging Resource many times over the years. He's shot with a lens he made out of ice, he's worked with rare equipment, and he's made a name for himself by using 'weird' lenses. In his latest video, Stern focuses on photo restoration. He purchased a couple of glass plate negatives that were shot in the United Kingdom in 19
Photographer Markus Hofstaetter specializes in large format photography, including film and wet plate processes. We've featured his wet plate collodion photography before, including this article about shooting wet plate collodion exposures handheld and another one about capturing spooky Halloween wet plate portraits. If you've wanted to try wet plate photography for yourself, you may have been pu
For many people with arthritic knees, a surgical procedure known as a high-tibial osteotomy (HTO) often brings relief. Thanks to 3D printing technology, however, it could soon be even more effective – and also safer to perform.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: University of Bath, Arthritis, Knee injury, Bones, 3D Printing, Treatment, Implant
While stationary trainers do allow users to cycle indoors, the things tend to just sit there and spin – with a few exceptions, that is. Rocker plates add some tilting action, though, with KOM Cycling's new RPV2 being the latest to hit the scene.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Cycling, Tilting-Vehicle, Training, New Atlas Audio
While serious photographers use a DSLR for most of their shots, smartphones are still handy for easily posting photos and videos. That's where a new "smart plate" comes in, as it lets users quickly mount either device on a tripod.Continue ReadingCategory: Photography, TechnologyTags: Tripods, DSLR, smartphones, Kickstarter


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