I always have been fascinated by photography.
But with the introduction of the digital camera it all became too easy, too predictable …to me.
So I forced myself to go back to the roots of real analog photography.
Not just by making the photograph itself, but by controlling the entire photographic process.

This brought me back to the middle of the 19th century, to the amazing Collodion wet plate process.
And every single day I feel challenged to refine and improve myself.


For my website please visit : www.alextimmermans.com

Alex Timmermans
Holland


"You don't take a picture, it's given to you"

maandag 27 juni 2016

A more easier to make lens cap?

 
Already a few years ago I wrote a blog about making your own lens cap for your precious lenses.
http://collodion-art.blogspot.nl/2010/08/making-your-own-lenscap-isnt-that.html

Recently i visited a friend of mine, Henk Peters,  and he showed me his made lens cap
for his "new" Hermagis petzval.
This cap is even  easier to make.
 
But at the same time I realized I had a lens holding a similar cap.
It is one of my first large format lenses I ever bought, a Voigtlander Heliar Universal.
On that lens there still is it's original lens cap which works exactly the same way.
 







 

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