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Wednesday, May 10th, 2023

Shooting a HDR tintype with a super fast lens (and get them on Ebay)

When shooting wet plates, you deal with a very light insensitive process (about iso 0.5). So most wet plate artists wants to get their hand on a fast lens. Wolfgang, a former participant of my wet plate workshop got his hand on a very fast lens and sent it over to me. For the first time, you can get the plates from this project on eBay, starting from 1 Euro – http://ebay.mhaustria.com

tintype portrait of Wolfgang
Wolfgang, an Austrian based photographer who made this video possible – thanks a lot!

This Delta HD-6C ML lens is pretty huge and was used in vintage HD protectors many years ago. If you want to know more about this kind of lenses, check this blog post: blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/2023/03/shooting-an-ultra-fast-lens-140mm-f1-with-an-ultra-large-format-camera/

Here you can see how big this monster (a Delta HD-6C ml) is compared to a 35mm film canister. At the bottom you can see my self designed lens mount that I printed. A “very professional” 😉 solution.
A professional lens mount needs a “professional” lens support. For that I used plate holders and other stuff that was laying around in my studio. I looks a little bit like a Frankenstein monster build. But it grew on my and I like it that way.
The dreamy outcome with this wonderful bokeh makes it to my new Bokeh Monster

See the full transformation in my video

The yellow part of the flower absorbs a lot of UV light and thats the reason it appears dark when I exposed the plate normally. Thats why I did this series of 4 different exposures. I think every single one of them has something special in it. Just for fun, I created a digital HDR image out of them

Silver and light. Four exposures that are very different.
My digital HDR conversion of the tintypes. Next time I will try a combination of glas and metal.
I love this one a lot and will have a hard time to let it go on Ebay
If you hold this 18x24cm tintype in your hand, you can see the sling of all the little silver particles. This plate of this series will go to one of my Patreon supporters. Join here, if you want to be part of the raffle as well, join my supporters here: http://patreon.mhaustria.com
This lens has a razor sharp depth of field and therefore it’s not easy to handle. But if you get it under your control, you can archive unique and very dreamy results. I look forward to use it again.

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    Wednesday, March 8th, 2023

    Shooting an ultra fast lens (140mm F1.0) with an ultra large format camera

    In short words “this lens is something else”. It’s extremely fast, huge and has a strange focus distance. It was used in Sony CRT Projectors from 1997. I bought it some years ago from a very interesting guy. He had so many more great stuff in his shop and I regret that I did not buy more. It took me some time to find the right opportunity to use that lens. But I think it was worth the waiting. I am glad my friend and former workshop participant Alois Stingl came over with is wonderful ultra large format camera.

    Before I could use it, it needed some cleaning, I used a cloth that was soaked with water and just put it on the lens without wiping to avoid more scratches.

    with some patience I could clean it.

    I measured the lens at infinity to calculate the F-Stop. I measured 135mm and the front element was 145mm That is about a F0.9 lens. But a document I found on the internet told me its more an F 1.0 lens. Still crazy fast.

    You can see here how short the focusing distance is. That makes it hard to focus un an ultra large format camera.

    When I saw the yellow coating on the front element of the lens, I thought about Mathieu Stern’s video about radioactive lenses. If it really is made of Thorium, it is indeed radioactive, but only for a very small amount. Watch Mathieu’s video to learn more about this Material

    Thorium was used to get more light into the lenses back then.

    Because the lens is very fast it is still dangerous. If it focuses the sun on something, it will start to burn immediately. That’s the reason you should not put the lens near a window and always put a lens cap on it.

    In the video I will show you how easy you can start a fire with that lens

    I thought it would be interesting to calculate the crop factor of an 40x50cm ultra large format camera. If you use the common formula to calculate crop factors you will see that this plate size has a crop factor of 0.0067 compared to a full frame sensor. With that you also can calculate the comparable depth of field F-Stop. This would also be F 0.067 compared to F 1.0 on a full frame camera. When I tried to focus on the ground glass, I could barley find something in focus. Thats why you see me focusing for a very long time.

    it took quite some time to focus with this very fast lens.
    I think this shows pretty well how sensor and plate sizes compare

    But there is more. a 140mm lens is a tele lens on a full frame camera, but it’s a wide angle lens on an ultra large format camera. This is because of the bigger plate size of the ULF camera. listen to my full explanation in the video.

    My drawing shows in a simple way that the subject needs to be farer away from a full frame sensor the get the same angle of view as the close setup of the ULF camera.

    To “connect” the lens to the camera, I designed and printed a basic flange in Tinkercad. It needed some pool line and tape, but eventually it worked out.

    I think Tinkercad is one of the most yeas to use tools for 3D printing.
    a very basic part, but incredible helpful
    No screws, just tape, pool liner and my 3d print. Sounds funny, but worked wonderfully

    The next issue was the fact that my darkroom was not made for 40x50cm plates. only for 30x40cm ones. After some tests with smaller plates, we only had one cup of developer left. Beside that, everything starts to get unpleasantly expensive if you pour on plates with this size. So my goal was to make it work with only one attempt. I did some dry runs to get comfortable with everything. Not only the dark room work was something I had to prepare for, but also the camera. These old beauties all have some quirks. Besides that, Alois made a beautiful plate holder by himself. These holder needed also some special attention. But as explained in the video, I love these challenges. It makes the result at the end even more sweet.

    To calculate the strobe power I needed, I used my wet plate strobe calculator that I created for my Patreon supporters. Since I made it, I use it all the time for myself, because it makes life much easier with the wet plate process. If you are a fan of analog photography and the wet plate process, have a look at our wet plate conversation magazine on Flipboard. Besides many great stories about our favourite process, you’ll wind there also work from other wet plate artists.

    I really like how this portrait turned out. As expected it is very abstract because of the F-Stop and the wide angle lens.Here you can see again how huge that tintype is.

    But this is not the end, because of some kind of funny coincidence, a former workshop participant sent me a very similar lens over. I am thinking to do a still life plate with that one. What do you guys think?

    Two very similar lenses. Funny how sometimes things turn out.

    But there is more, I got also a very tiny lens. I guess I need to build a camera for this one

    A full functional lens in the size of a thumb. I haven’t seen such a thing before. What a cutie.

    I hope you enjoyed that journey. It took me a long time to finish everything, but I am again glad that I worked through it.

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    Wednesday, December 14th, 2022

    Bringing a Cheap 24 Year Old High-End Scanner Back to Life – It’s mind blowing

    It all started when we needed to scan some slides. With my Screen Cezanne 5000 scanner I would get an amazing quality, but it would be exhausting to do. I have an old Epson scanner that could do it, but it’s also not a very comfortable task. So I had an eye on a Agfa Duoscan Hid scanner. These scanners scan film without the need of a glass. That makes things much easier. They are also great flatbed scanners. With that I take more care about my valuable Screen scanner. The lamps of it are not longer available, when they break its over. But as always it was more difficult to get this scanner up an running than I thought. It needed lots of cleaning and my first idea about a fitting computer was also not my best one.

    The Scenic Mobile 800 was ahead of its time back then, but now to slow to work as a scan server.
    Overhead projectors are obsolete since a long time, but back then it was amazing what that laptop could do.
    Scanning without the need of glas – a great benefit of this scanner.
    The scanner was very dirty and in the need of many cleanings. I cleaned it 4 times until it worked as expected. Whenever you open the scanner, you must be very careful. First of all disconnect power and SCSI. The Manual mentions also high voltage inside the scanner, I guess they’re mean capacitors or something like that. I already tried to clean the “bottom scanner” that takes care of the film scanning. I could barley see it with a little mirror, but not reach it. And dismounting the main scan unit was way too risky. I think I would never get the scanner calibrated again.
    I was very happy for the SilverFast support. I had some issues, that were very specific to my configuration. Also the software is great for scanning film. Check out their website here : https://www.silverfast.com
    This scan of one of my moste favourite portraits (Phoebe) was done with the Screen Cezanne and is very similar to the Agfa, see the video for more details

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    Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

    Changing my camera gear – iPhone 13 Pro Max – DJI OM 5 vs Hohem iSteady V2

    Filming with my Canon 5D mkIV and my M50 is sometimes pretty complicated. When I shoot wet plates, I do most of my videos by myself. Doing wet plate alone is a intensive task sometimes, combining it with capturing myself during the process can be challenging. Thats why I was looking for an easier solution. I wanted to have camera that shoots 120 or 240 fps in combination with a good autofocus for normal footage. First I thought of the wonderful Canon EOS R5. But to be honest, this wouldn’t make my life much easier. So I went for an iPhone 13 pro max in combination with the DJI OM 4 gimbal. the iPhone kills my Canon EOS M50 in low light video mode (when I use it in my darkroom with red light). It is amazing how far tech has come that days. What else I use and why the Hohem iSteady V2 is not for me, but could be the better solution for you can you find in this video. Scroll down for all the links to the tools I use, or visit list.mhaustria.com for more wet plate related tools


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    Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

    How to create Waterhouse stops for antique lenses

    Large format photographers who work with antique Petzval lenses know the hassle. You get a pretty new brass lens, but there are no Waterhouse stops included. “Hey I don’t care, I shoot anyways wide open all the time” some might say. With some, I also include me. But then you find yourself on a very sunny day and struggle with doing a very quick exposure, like here https://youtu.be/nStEK3zV5tA?t=438 (and you will end up anyways with an overexposed image, even with the not so light sensitive wet plate process). Oh yes, and there is also the creative point of stopping down your lens – but wait, who really does that if you can have a dreamy, swirly Petzval bokeh, right? 🙂 Just kidding, I would have needed these Waterhouse stop more often than I thought of. That’s why I finally 3D printed them (there is also another option) and did a tutorial for you guys, so you can make them too without having to much trouble. At the end I also decided to make carrying case for them, to have them in a safe place. If you don’t want to make them by yourself, check out http://gear.mhaustria.com – where I will make them for you (Dallmeyer 2B and 3b Waterhouse stops are available right now, but you can contact me here https://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/kontakt/ and we will figure something out for your lens).

    Highend Waterhouse stops: https://camera-obscura.photography/ (you need to ask for it)
    Thingverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/mhaustria/designs
    Another Waterhouse stop Project on Thingverse: https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:4731495
    Affinity Photo and Designer: https://affinity.serif.com/ Image
    Vectorizer: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/image-vectorizer/id789656124?mt=12
    Free online image Vectorizer: https://www.autotracer.org/
    Morphi App: https://www.morphiapp.com/ Ideamaker: https://www.raise3d.com/ideamaker/

    PETG Filament I used: https://www.extrudr.com

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    For online wet plate workshops, visit this http://online.mhaustria.com

    For private wetplate workshops (Nassplattenworkshop contact me here: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/kontakt/ (German and English available)

     

    Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

    Wet Plate rewind 2019

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    2019 ein RĂŒckblick

    In diesem Jahr gab es wieder viele spannende Projekte. Neben digitale Arbeiten gab es auch einige Fachartikel in der c’t Digitale Fotografie. Doch mein Hauptaugenmerk in diesem Jahr sollte die Kollodium-Nassplattenfotografie sein:


    Workshops
    Ich habe ĂŒber 30 Teilnehmern die Nassplattenfotografie nĂ€her gebracht. Diesmal waren auch einige Einzelcoachings im Studio dabei. Wobei manche Teilnehmer auch eine grĂ¶ĂŸere Anreise in Kauf genommen haben. Neben Deutschland, Ungarn und der Schweiz, hatte ich auch einen Teilnehmer aus Israel bei mir im Studio. Auch im nĂ€chsten Jahr gibt es wieder Workshop bei netpixel.at Kunstfabrik Wien und bei der Lightbox-Academy


    Videos
    Ihr fragt euch vielleicht wie diese Leute zu mir gefunden haben. Daran ist unter anderem auch mein YouTube Kanal schuld. Am Anfang des Jahres hatte ich dort um die 300 Abonnentinnen. Da sich einige meiner Videos gut verbreitet haben, sind es jetzt ĂŒber 2000!
    Mathieu Stern / Experimental Photographer / Viral Filmmaker hat eine Doku ĂŒber meine Arbeit fĂŒr seinen Kanal gedreht, die es sogar bis ins Amerikanische Fernsehen geschafft hat. Die Kulturvernetzung Niederösterreich hat mit seinem tollen Team einen Imagefilm ĂŒber meine Arbeit gedreht und zusĂ€tzlich durfte ich einen historischen Fotografen in der Metafilm Doku fĂŒr den ORF ĂŒber Königin Viktoria spielen


    Wettbewerbe
    Auch 2019 wurden meine NassplattenportrĂ€ts nominiert.FĂŒr die Starken Frauen bei der Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo in Baden wurde das PortrĂ€t von Katharina Gallhuber ausgewĂ€hlt. Bei der Menschenbilderausstellung in Niederösterreich gab es das PortrĂ€t von dem Israelischen Fotografen Gabriel Baharlia zu sehen. Mit dem selben PortrĂ€t bin ich fĂŒr unser Land bei dem World Photographic Cup nominiert worden.


    NassplattenportrÀts vor Ort
    Seit diesem Jahr kann man mich auch außerhalb von meinem Studio buchen. Aus diesem Grund waren wir bei der tollen 180 Jahre Fotografie Veranstaltung mit der Wiener Innung im WestLicht. Schauplatz fĂŒr Fotografie. Auch auf der Photo+AdventureportrĂ€tierten wir viele Menschen. In Niederösterreich besuchten wir mit meiner 150 Jahre alten Kamera die Schallaburg . Dort gab es zusĂ€tzlich noch eine Nassplattenausstellung. 


    Das schönste an diesen ganzen Erlebnissen, sind die tollen Menschen, die ich dabei kennenlernen durfte. Vielen Dank an alle, die ich getroffen habe und die mitgeholfen haben in diesem Jahr! Besonderen Dank an Alex und Thom!


    Benutztes Equipment
    Canon EOS M50: https://amzn.to/2P7A2eW
    Canon EF-M22mm 2.0 Lens: https://amzn.to/2P4RXTd
    Canon EF-M EOS Adapter: https://amzn.to/2YvZa1S
    Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens: https://amzn.to/357S2LB
    Insta 360 one: https://amzn.to/2QULxWN
    Rode Video Mic Pro: https://amzn.to/2FrGQOM
    iPhone 7plus: https://amzn.to/36wUmMT
    Canon EOS 5D MK IV: https://amzn.to/37FLzZ9
    Canon 100mm Macro: https://amzn.to/39NnQbh
    Canon 35mm 1.4: https://amzn.to/2QUMu1j

     

    Fine Art Shop: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/front_store/


    NĂ€chste workshops: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/workshops/


    FĂŒr individuelle Workshops kontaktiert mich hier http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/kontakt/

     

    Wollt ihr selber eine Nassplatte samt Entstehung erleben – kontaktiert mich einfach http://wetplate.art

     

    Wollt ihr immer auf Letztstand sein, benutzt einfach meinen Newsletter ein Newsletter: https://blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/Newsletter/


    English version


    I’m very grateful for this year. It was fulfilled with wet plate collodion photography.More than 30 people took classes in my public and private workshops. Some travelled from other countries to my studio. My YouTube wet plate Channel gained about 1700 subscriptions this year to start with more than 2000 in 2020. Beside that there was an image video done by the @kulturvernetzung_noe about my work as also @mathieustern did. My wet plate portraits were selected for the strong woman portraits at @lagacillyphoto in Baden, for the human pictures in lower austria and nominated for the world photographic cup. I shot many wet plates on location at the @westlichtvienna , @schallaburg_at (I had an exhibition there too) and @photoadventure_at The most beautiful thing during this experiences are the great people I met. Thanks to all of you guys. Special thanks to Alex, Thomas and @baharlia for the portrait of me.


    Filming gear:
    Canon EOS M50: https://amzn.to/2s8TcI8
    Canon EF-M22mm 2.0 Lens: https://amzn.to/38iWw4d
    Canon EF-M EOS Adapter: https://amzn.to/2PsiTLH
    Canon 50mm 1.8 Lens: https://amzn.to/2E2kSkG
    Insta 360 one: https://amzn.to/35vWnre
    Rode Video mic pro: https://amzn.to/2twehx0
    iPhone 7 Plus: https://amzn.to/37EdN6D
    Canon EOS 5D MK IV: https://amzn.to/2ZUvJHm
    Canon 100mm 2.8 IS L macro: https://amzn.to/2sRIiY0
    Canon 35mm 1.4 L: https://amzn.to/2T0KNBN



    Wetplate /Nassplatten Workshops: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/workshops/


    Fine Art Shop http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/front_store/


    If you guys want to experience yourself how a tintype is made and own a one of a kind wet plate, please contact me via my website http://wetplate.art
     


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    Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

    Traveling Tanks for Silvernitrate and Fixer review

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    Viele von euch wissen, dass ich ungern Tanks fĂŒr meine Nassplattenfotografie verwende. Da ich mehr mit meinen Kameras unterwegs bin, mußte ich mich jetzt doch wieder mit dem Thema beschĂ€ftigen und habe die perfekte Lösung hier gefunden: https://www.lerouge-camera.fr/en/wet-plate/

    Ein komplettes Review von dem selbstgekauften Tanks findet ihr in meinem Video:

     

    Fine Art Shop: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/front_store/


    NĂ€chste workshops: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/workshops/


    FĂŒr individuelle Workshops kontaktiert mich hier http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/kontakt/

     

    Wollt ihr selber eine Nassplatte samt Entstehung erleben – kontaktiert mich einfach http://wetplate.art

     

    Wollt ihr immer auf Letztstand sein, benutzt einfach meinen Newsletter ein Newsletter: https://blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/Newsletter/

    English version

    A lot of you guys know that I don’t like to work with tanks. Because I had to shoot lots outside of my studio recently, I had to get back into this topic again and found tanks that are really great. Have a look at https://www.lerouge-camera.fr/en/wet-plate/ and find the ones I used. To get more information about the self bought tanks, watch my video.


    Fine Art Shop http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/front_store/

    Upcomming workshops: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/workshops/

    For individual workshops please contact me here: http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at/pages/kontakt/

     

    If you guys want to experience yourself how a tintype is made and own a one of a kind wet plate, please contact me via my website http://wetplate.art
     

    Don’t forget to subscribe to my Newsletter: https://blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/Newsletter/
     

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    Friday, December 8th, 2017

    Portrait shooting with actress Glenna Weber – iPhone or DSLR?

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    Ich schreibe gerade einen Artikel fĂŒr die Zeitschrift c’t Digitale-Fotografie, wobei ich das iPhone mit einer aktuellen Spiegelreflex vergleiche. Dabei habe ich die Schauspielerin Glenna Weber abgelichtet. Bis die Zeitschrift erscheint, dĂŒrft ihr raten, welches Foto von einer Canon EOS 5D Mk IV und welches von einem iPhone 8 Plus erstellt wurde. Die Hensel Blitze am iPhone habe ich mit dem Tric Flash trigger am iPhone gesynct – www.tricflash.com – bei Softwareproblemen antwortet diese Firma wirklich flott, toller support!. Antwortet in den Comments und ich schicke dem Ersten, der richtig geantwortet hat eine Zeitschrift zu.
     
    Mehr meiner Fotos findet ihr hier unter http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at
    Tragt euch in meinen Newsletter: https://blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/Newsletter/ ein!
     

     
    Vertrieb Hensel Österreich: http://www.pro-digital.at
    Vertrieb Hensel Deutschland: https://hensel.eu/unser-aussendienst/
    Vertrieb Hensel International: https://hensel.eu/en/locations/
     
    English Version
     
    Right now I’m writing an iPhone vs DSLR article for the magazine c’t Digitale-Fotografie, where I did a portrait shooting with the actress Glenna Weber. Until the magazine is released you can guess what picture I shot with the iPhone 8 Plus and which one
    I shot with my Canon EOS 5D MK IV. I synced the Hensel Strobes and the iPhone with the Tric Flash trigger – www.tricflash.com – these guys have a great support!!! The first who posts the right answer in the comment section gets a free magazine.
     
    More of my pictures you can find here http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at
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    Distribution Hensel Österreich: http://www.pro-digital.at
    Distribution Hensel Deutschland: https://hensel.eu/unser-aussendienst/
    Distribution Hensel International: https://hensel.eu/en/locations/

     

     

    Saturday, October 7th, 2017

    Featured on Shotkit

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    Riesigen Spaß hat es mir gemacht dieses Titelbild zu erstellen 🙂
     
    Mark von Shotkit hat mich gefragt ob ich ein Foto von mir und meinem Equipment fĂŒr seine Seite machen will – seht selbst was dabei herausgekommen ist und wofĂŒr ich mein Equipment verwende.
     
    Mehr meiner Fotos findet ihr hier unter http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at
    Tragt euch in meinen Newsletter: https://blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/Newsletter/ ein!
     
    Klickt auf die Bilder um zu den Artikel zu kommen

     

     

     

     
    English Version
     
    Making this featured image was lots of fun!
     
    Mark from Shotkit asked me to do this Image and write about how I use my gear – it was a blast – thanks Mark
     
    More of my pictures you can find here http://www.markus-hofstaetter.at
    Be sure to subscribe to my Newsletter: https://blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/Newsletter/
     
    Click on the images to jump to the article

     

     

     
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    Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

    Coming home – Nassplattenworkshop

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    Bevor ich richtig mit meinem Blogartikel zum Workshop beginne, möchte ich euch vorab erzÀhlen wie ich nach Krumau gekommen bin.
     
    pano
     
    Meine alten Kameras kaufte ich bei einem AltwarenhĂ€ndler in Tulln. Dieser sagte mir, dass meine Kameras von einem gewissen Herrn Seidel aus Krumau sind. Irgendwann erinnerte ich mich an diesen Satz und googelt nach Seidel und Krumau. Cesky Krumlov – eine Stadt voller Touristen uns SehenswĂŒrdigkeiten – inklusive dem Museum Fotoatelier Seidel. Da will ich mal hin. Irgendwann spĂ€ter buchten wir einen Wellnesaufenthalt in Oberösterreich – garnicht weit weg von Krumau. Meine bessere HĂ€lfte erinnerte mich an meinen Wunsch ins Atelier zu fahren und so taten wir es dann auch (Foto Dezember 2016)
     
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    Wow – was fĂŒr ein tolles Museum, samt benutzbaren Dunkelkammern und Studio im Wunderschönen Krumau. Ich hatte damals meine analoge Pentax ME umhĂ€ngen und fotografierte das Museum. Durch die Pentax kam ich mit Martin ins GesprĂ€ch. Nach etwas Fachsimpelei ĂŒber analoge Fotografie, erzĂ€hlte ich Martin ĂŒber meine Nassplattenfotografie und meine Kameras die von hier sind. Darauf fragte er mich, ob ich Lust hĂ€tte einen Workshop hier in Krumau zu halten – der Rest ist Geschichte.
     

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    Es gab sogar so viele Anfragen, dass ich einen zweiten Workshoptag einplanen durfte. Ich hatte richtig viel Spaß mit den Teilnehmern beim Workshop und nahm auch eine meiner Kameras mit um die Gruppenfotos zu machen. Eine Heimkehr fĂŒr die Kamera und ein besonderer Moment fĂŒr mich. Im Leben beginnt immer alles mit einem kleinen Zufall, der in meinem Fall ganz schön große AuswĂŒchse hatte.
     
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    An beiden Tagen haben alle ganz toll zusammengearbeitet und einzigartige Kunstwerke entstehen lassen. Trotz langen stimmverbrauchenden Tagen, war ich Sonntagabend noch voller Energie am Heimweg. Und das liegt nicht zuletzt an euch, da ihr mir so viel positive Energie zurĂŒckgegeben habt.
    Deshalb gibt es schon einen neunen Vorabtermin am 4 und 5. November fĂŒr den nĂ€chsten Workshop in Krumau. Sobald dieser fix bestĂ€tigt ist, gibt es wieder Infos ĂŒber meine KanĂ€le.
     
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    Danke an Pro Digital und Hensel fĂŒr die tolle UnterstĂŒtzung. Großen Dank auch an Martin und sein Team vom Museum Seidel fĂŒr die Bereitstellung der RĂ€ume und der vielen Liebe zum Detail. Seht einfach mal im Museum vorbei und bucht dort eine Fotosession. Ich durfte die Ergebnisse vorort sehen und war begeistert. Ihr leistet top Arbeit! Last but not least – danke an Alex fĂŒr die top Fotoreportage.
     
    Hier eine Videozusammenstellung vom Workshop, weiter unten folgen ein paar Fotos.
     

     
    Wenn ihr selber so eine Entstehung miterleben und so ein absolutes EinzelstĂŒck besitzen wollt, dann kontaktiert mich ĂŒber meine Webseite: http://zeitreise.jetzt
    Ihr könnt auch Workshops bei mir machen, wenn ihr selbst eine Platte erstellen wollt.
     
    Benutzte Tools:
    Stativ, Hensel Tria 6000 Generator, EH Pro 6000 Blitzkopf, Hensel Grand 90, Hensel Expert D 1000 Kompaktblitz, 12″ Reflektor EH, Wabenset dazu
     
    Vertrieb Österreich: http://www.pro-digital.at
    Vertrieb Deutschland: https://hensel.eu/unser-aussendienst/
    Vertrieb International: https://hensel.eu/en/locations/
     
    Tragt euch in meinen Newsletter: https://blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/Newsletter/ ein, um mehr davon zu sehen.
     
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    English Version
     

    Before I start this blog post about my workshop, I want to tell you how I came to Krumlov
     
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    I got my old cameras at an antique shop in Tulln, the guy there told me that my cameras origin is from Krumlov in the Czech Republic – from Mr. Seidel. So, I googled that later and figured, that there is a Museum Seidel in Krumlov. I was sure now, that I wanna see the museum sometimes. Later that year we planned a wellness weekend in Upper Austria – very close to Krumlov. Alex reminded me about the Museum and so we spent a visit there. (photo was taken on December 2016)
     
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    Wow – what a great museum that was, you got everything there, starting from original darkrooms to the original studio. I carried my analog Pentax ME with me to take pictures of our tour. Because of the old SLR, I had a conversation with Martin of the Museum. I told him about my wetplate photography and about my cameras that are from Mr. Seidel. After that, he asked me if I want to do a Workshop there and the rest is history.
     

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    For the workshop, I got so many requests that I did a second day too. I had tons of fun with all participants during the workshop. One of my cameras came with me to do a group shot on a bigger plate. “Coming home” with my camera was a very special moment for me. It makes my historic wetplate work even more unique. As you can see, all things in life art starting small. In this case, it turned out pretty big at the end.
     
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    I experienced great teamwork on both days, everybody created their unique piece of art. Despite long working days and little lack of voice on Sunday evening, I had still lots of energy left, because I got it from you guys during the workshop.
    That’s the reason the next Workshop will probably be on 4th and 5th of November. As soon as this is fixed, you get all information about that on all my channels.
     
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    Thanks to Pro Digital and Hensel for their great support. A big thanks goes also to Martin and his team from Museum Seidel for letting us do the workshop in this great building and their love for detail. Be sure to book a photo shooting in Fotoatelier Seidel in Krumlov if you are there. You gonna love their work. Last but not least – thanks to Alex for doing a great reportage!
     
    Check out the workshop video and scroll up for some pictures.

     
    If you guys want to experience yourself how a tintype is made and own a one of a kind wet plate, please contact me via my website http://zeitreise.jetzt
    I do workshops too so you can build your own tintype.
     

    Don’t forget to subscribe to my Newsletter: https://blog.markus-hofstaetter.at/Newsletter/
     
    Used Tools:
    Stativ, Hensel Tria 6000 Generator, EH Pro 6000 Blitzkopf, Hensel Grand 90, Hensel Expert D 1000 Kompaktblitz, 12″ Reflector EH, Wabenset dazu
     
    Distribution Austria: http://www.pro-digital.at
    Distribution Germany: https://hensel.eu/unser-aussendienst/
    International Distribution: https://hensel.eu/en/locations/