RE: Hurricanes (and ISP's)

From: Gregory Popovitch ^lt;>
Date: 09/06/04-08:30:53 PM Z
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Hi Brigitte,

There are a few people making daguerreotypes now. Many are member of the Daguerrean society ( which
meets once a yearin november, and I would encourage you to become a member. Charlie Schreiner has a web site
( wich is a good starting point, but of course taking a workshop will save you a lot of time (Jerry
Spagnoli does 5 day workshops at Photographer's Formulary, and Mike Robinson does one day workshops once a year). The
old manuals (Humphrey, etc...) are useful as well.

The daguerreotype process is very fickle, and it takes a strong motivation to get started... as you will see there are a
lot of things you will need to do before making your first dag, and when you get there it may be a while before you get
an acceptable image on your silver plate. But the rewards are great as well! I am not an expert myself, having started
about a year ago, but if you are curious you can see a whole plate daguerreotype I made today at: The blue hilights are natural, and are due to solarisation.

I wish you the best of luck,

  -----Original Message-----
  From: []
  Sent: Monday, September 06, 2004 1:40 PM
  Subject: Re: Hurricanes (and ISP's)

  I 'm new to this list. I am trying to learn how to make Daguerre-o-types and was wondering if anyone here knows how,
or can let me know the best way to get started.
  Unfortunately there are no workshops in the Los Angeles area where I live. but I think I will travel to find one.
  Thank you,

  "Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our
country and our people, and neither do we."
  -- George W. Bush 8-05-2004
Received on Mon Sep 6 20:30:07 2004

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