My Father, Charles Obst poses for a portrait for my project. My Dad is a no nonsense kind of guy who is quick with a story and a laugh.
Camera: Calumet 45NX 4x5 large format monorail view camera.
Lens: Fujinon-W 210mm F5.6 lens in a Copal B shutter.
Film: Fuji Super HR-T 30 medium speed green sensitive X-Ray film. Purchased as 8x10" sheets and cut down to 4x5". Film rated at 100 ISO.
Exposure: 1/60th @ F16.
Lighting: Because of the tight space this was taken in, I was limited to a single strobe and small(ish) light modifier. I used a Alien Bees B800 @ 3/4 power with a spill kill reflector shot through a 34" Westcott shoot-through umbrella placed camera left aimed at a 45 degree angle to subject.
Development: Self Developed film in Rodinal (Adox Adinol) 1:100 in three reel Paterson Universal Tank using Mod54 six sheet 4x5 insert. 6 minutes @ 20 degrees Celsius with minimal inversions. Tap water stop bath. Ilford Rapid Fixer. Photo-Flo. Hung on shower curtain to dry on film.
Scanning: Negative scanned with Epson V600 in two scans and merged back together in PhotoShop since the V600 doesn't natively support 4x5 scans in one pass.