How do you deal with the requirements of having multiple slides of
I went the route of multiple original slides (up to ten shots). The
problem then arises that you may not like the first one, and end up
with a handful of slides you won't use. I tried a new photographer
who I won't be using again.
By the way, Karen Christians of MetalWerx turned me onto a great
jewelry photographer: Robert Diamante, in Portland, Maine. The
logistics of using a distant photographer are tough, but I've never
had a slide from him that wasn't stunning. He also did a lot of the
photography for Tim McCreight's Boxes and Lockets book.
Anyway, as far as duplicating slides, I've had disappointing
results, too, from a high-end camera shop. I finally discovered a
local place called Quality Chrome, which is like a service bureau for
graphics work. They do a great job duplicating slides and scanning
them, as well. Turnaround time is about three days unless you pay a
little extra for a rush job. You may be able to find a similar
business in your yellow pages (business phone directory).
I've recently tried out a local photographer who has an all-digital
setup that runs in the $40k range. Great work... but way too
expensive for my budget. He's going to be giving me the name of a
place in Atlanta that will make conventional slides from the digital
image. I suspect they would also do a good job at slide duplication.
I'll forward that when I receive it.
All the best,
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans' Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)