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RE: to APIS or not to APIS

Thanks Mary, I am not yet satisfied with my gums, there is a lot to improve. But I'll keep practising ... ;)

ChartThrob is a script by Kevin Bjorke and can be downloaded here:

And good instructions for how to use it, by Michael Koch-Schulte:

I personally have found it valuable (and free) tool when teaching students to curve their negatives for different processes quickly.

- Jalo

From: Mary Pat Mcnally [mcnally@psfc.mit.edu]
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 8:58 PM
To: Vedos
Subject: Re: to APIS or not to APIS

I was on your site http://vedos.samk.fl. I was looking a your gums.
They are really good. iI was curious about your heartthrob script for
making curves in photoshop. Does that work in Photoshop CS4 and does
it work on a MAC?
Thank you, Mary Pat McNally

On May 7, 2009, at 10:55 AM, Vedos wrote:

> Ditto Christina!
> I had my first APIS two years ago, we were there with my colleague
> Pirkko, who is actually a printmaker. And, we are going there again,
> and we come all the way from Finland!!
> (BTW, you should have seen some Finnish platinum printers' faces
> when I told them I had talked with Dick Arentz... heh heh!)
> - Jalo
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> From: Christina Z. Anderson [zphoto@montana.net]
> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 5:23 PM
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca
> Subject: Re: to APIS or not to APIS
> Hey Francis,
> I haven't missed an APIS since I started going in 99.  It is worth
> going for meeting the people there.  I have met many alt friends/
> associates through that venue.  I couldn't even list all their
> names, listees from here. Richard and Melody are wonderfully
> hospitable.
> Where else can you go and hear heated arguments about carbon or
> platinum?  Who else gives a rip about this kind of stuff?  Altees
> are an odd lot when you get right down to it, so you get to feel
> normal for once in this group!
> Please wear your cyanotype leaf lab coat when you present at the 5
> in 5--5 prints in 5 minutes.
> Where else can you sit at a dinner table with two kings--Sandy and
> Terry?  That was probably the oddest meal I had there.  I've got
> some pix to prove it.
> One fun happening was meeting William Crawford of Keepers of Light
> fame who I thought was sure either crusty or dead by then and he was
> alive and young. With a great sense of humor.
> Santa Fe, of course, sweetens the deal.  There are great galleries
> in that city. A ticket to Albuquerque is not expensive and for some
> reason, renting a car in Albuquerque is cheaper than dirt in the
> summer.  The hour drive to Santa Fe is quite easy.
> The hotels in Santa Fe, however, are not cheap. Try Sage Inn, close
> to downtown.
> Be sure when exploring the area with your view camera or whatnot
> that you bring sunscreen, lots of water, and do not back up and step
> off an edge in the mountains as Art Chakalis did and ruined the next
> 6 months of his life with surgeries to his leg...we photographers
> get too carried away at the beauty of the place. OH, and take a
> friend into these extreme places like he didn't or you'll have to
> walk out on a broken leg like he did--for two hours.
> Unfortunately I say all this and yet I cannot attend this year
> because the dates of APIS are so late in July this time that it
> conflicts with a MOPA workshop I am doing.  What's even more
> distressing than missing my first APIS since 99 is that I applied
> for a GRANT to go to APIS and GOT it (I am a LOUSY grant writer and
> never get them), and now have to return the money...
> Chris
> PS You just HAVE to go to that little French cafe off the square and
> get their Torte Milanaise for breakfast washed down with a cafe au
> lait.  Can't remember the name of the place.
> PPS does this convince you enough?? Good food, good wine, good
> friends, good info
> __________________
> Christina Z. Anderson
> http://christinaZanderson.com/
> __________________
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: francis schanberger<mailto:frangst@gmail.com>
> To: alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca<mailto:alt-photo-process-l@usask.ca>
> Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2009 6:50 AM
> Subject: to APIS or not to APIS
> I never have attended an APIS conference. Imagine a situation where
> you are sitting down with a fervent alternative processes
> practitioner and wanted to convince them to go to Santa Fe in late
> July for APIS. What would you tell them?
> --
> francis schanberger
> www.frangst.com<http://www.frangst.com>