The Making of the World’s Largest Contact Print

Posted by on Monday July 25, 2016 | Fun, Video

Every profession has their record seekers–those courting immortality through the sanctifying recognition of the Guinness Book of World’s Records.

The Branco Ottico photography club in Italy has now laid claim to a milestone that analog photographers should appreciate. They’ve made what they claim is the world’s largest contact print: a cyanotype measuring 24 square meters.

To pull it off, the group stitched together an emulsion-soaked fabric that was exposed for 12 minutes and 30 seconds in the sun. A group of volunteers held the print down in the sun for 13 minutes, their handprints visible around the border of the image. After 13 minutes past, the huge canvas was folded, dumped into a bag and rushed into bathroom where it could be washed and dried.

Like any good record-seeker, the Branco Ottico crew filmed their analog exploits for posterity. Take a look.

Via: DIY Photography



Top Gear News of 2016

Posted by on Thursday December 29, 2016 | Fun, Photo Gear

It was a busy year for photo gear technology, as PDN‘s Technology Editor Greg Scoblete can attest. Over the past 12 months, he’s reviewed and reported on advances in photo technology, giving readers the pros, cons, and unique features of new cameras, video equipment and lenses, advancements in storage capabilities and what the next iteration of... More