Shooting 8x10 Polaroid Portraits in Youngstown, Ohio, Aug. 11, 2018

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    Let's see how this goes. This is my first time taking this camera to the general public. I'll be shooting portraits on Impossible Project/Polaroid Originals 8x10 instant film, during an evening at the Soap gallery in downtown Youngstown. It's Saturday Aug. 11 from 5 to 8pm. Good response and a lot of interest so far.

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    I've been a fan of your large format portraits...they are beautiful...I wish I could be there.
     
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    ME TOOn ( all 3 ) !!!

    hope you have a great night !
     
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    Thank you both. I'm a nervous wreck about it! Been working to make it as idiot proof (for me) as possible. I'm staking out tape positions on the floor for camera, posing stool and light. I want everything as "constant" as possible.
     
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    get one of those egg things on a string to mark off the distance and perfect focus
    i david goldfarb uses one of those ( or he's talked about using one ? ) with one of his
    giant cameras ( not sure if it is the 8x10 or 11x14 he was using ) might be help
    if the light isn't super bright.
    i wish i lived close by but it seems all the stuff i wasnt to see watch attend
    is hundreds or thousands of miles away from me ( toronto, san fran and youngstown ) ..
     
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    That's the way to do it.
    You'll be a regular Elsa Dorfman.
     
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    Does she do that? I need to watch her documentary, probably before this event.
     
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    It's awesome. I've seen it a few times. She uses HUGE polaroids...20" x 24"
     
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    I live just outside of Youngstown and will definitely be stopping by- it's not often that the area blesses me with activity that's relevant to my (film-related) hobbies and I can't pass up a chance to meet and support a fellow APUGer.

    In other words- I'll see you there!
     
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    Absolutely come out! I live in Pittsburgh, but I'm a Youngstown native and have lots of family and friends there, one of whom is co-owner of this gallery. It's a great venue and they're very supportive. I expect to be pretty busy though, so don't know that I'll have much time to chat. Unless, of course, you decide to sit for one of these!
     
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