Episode 17 - October 15, 2010

Posted: 10/14/2010

4x5 Large Format Photography, Digital Darkroom vs. Digital Darkroom, Polaroid 300 Goes National, Mega-Giveaways and More! Hosted by Michael Raso with Duane Polcou.

Show Notes

Duane Polcou shot with Rolleicord III camera / Fujichrome 64T Type II


  • Later in the show - Duane Polcou will introduce 4x5 photography to Michael and the audience.

  • Michael Raso's blog on the new Polaroid 300 Instant Camera being stocked by Target.

Target in Riverdale, NJ USA stocks Polaroid 300 camera and film

  • Discussion on the fact that placement of the Polaroid 300 in a "Big Retail Store" is a victory for film photography. Find your local Target store in the USA!

  • Check out the new Polaroid.com

  • A close up lens for the Polaroid 300 / Instax Mini! Search "mini 7s close up lens" on e-bay.com


Finally, A close-up lens that snaps on the new Polaroid 300 camera!




Win 35mm Film, Processing, Prints and Scans

Spencer, from Sharp Photo and Portrait in Wisconsin, has donated some amazing processing prizes - ten certificates for 1 free roll of processing for c41, black and white or cross processed e6 film, 35mm OR 120, plus 1 set of prints and a hight resolution cd! To go with this amazing freebie, Michael has dipped into his film vault, and with each certificate he'll be giving away a roll of 35mm Kodak Ektar 25 (expired '94 - cold stored and batch tested) Film!...Sorry this giveaway ended in November 2010, but that's OK, you can check out current giveaways on the latest podcast.

Win a HOLGA 120 TLR camera!

Freestyle Photographic have kindly donated a Holga 120 TLR please...Darn, this podcastgiveway is over, but that's OK, you can check out current giveaways on the latest podcast.

Win Patrick Sansone's book "100 Polaroids" and a Polaroid 600 Close-Up camera!

We're giving away a signed copy of Patrick Sansone's "100 Polaroids" with a Polaroid 600 One-Step Camera (with Impossible Project Film!)...Uh oh, this podcastgiveway is over, but that's OK, you can check out current giveaways on the latest podcast.




This is a segment of an interview with
The Autumn Defense on Chicago TV show "Corporate Country Sucks"

Who is Scott Walker?! See Stephen Kijak's film "30th Century Man"


  • Thanks to "The I" from Norway for the Intro (and Outro) music, check out the band on Facebook and MySpace.

  • Route 66 in the USA discussed. The Route 66 Preservation Foundation.

  • The PDN Photoplus Expo is on at the Jacob Javits Center, NYC, 28th-30th of October, 2010.

  • What is a Silver Gelatin Print?

  • FPP listener Tony Kwong and Duane Polcou say "Thumbs Up" for the low-bandwidth version of the podcast.

  • Peter Gowland shot more than 1,000 magazine covers, mostly glamour shots of female models but also portraits of celebrities including Rock Hudson and Robert Wagner. His covers included Rolling Stone, Playboy, and Modern Photography. He invented elite cameras and equipment that he used to shoot pinups and magazine covers. Check out Peter Gowland's Website. Sadly Peter died on March 10th 2010.

  • 4"x5" Format Photography With Duane Polcou

  • Read Ken Rockwell's article on 4x5 Photography.

  • A great article at the Luminous Landscape - Why 4x5?






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Notes compiled by Rob Nunn and Michael Raso

All images noted © 2010 Michael Raso. All rights reserved.


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