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Duplicate Slides


#1

Greetings to my Orchid friends. How do you deal with the requirements
of having multiple slides of your work?

Currently as I am shooting my work I take multiple exposures so that
I have duplicate original slides of each piece. These slides can then
be sent to a gallery, a show jury or a reference library. There are
many instances [usually connected with a show] that the slides will
not be returned. Eventually I could end up with a single slide for
archive.

In the past I have not been impressed with having a duplicate slide
produced. I have done this very rarely because I was unhappy with a
color shift and/or loss of focus. To be fair, this was many years ago
before the electronic formats of today.

I must say that I have used the big yellow machine at my photo
center to produce an electronic print from a slide and I was quite
impressed with the results. I have not gone from slide to slide
though.

What are your experiences?

Thanks in advance
Orchid Rules!
Karla in So.
California


#2
How do you deal with the requirements of having multiple slides of
your work? 

Hi Karla,

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,

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com


#3

Hi Karla,

I generally use a digital camera for shooting my photos, which has
advantages and disadvantages as compared to film. When I need
slides, I go to a shop that specializes in high end photo
development, not the typical photo processing shop designed for
shapshot photography. My suggestion is to go to a similar shop,
perhaps one associated with a store that carries a wide range of
professional photo equipment. Have them make slides from your
negatives. Just a thought.

JoAnna Kelleher, Director of Operations
Pearl Exotics Trading Company
www.pearlexotics.com


#4

Dear Karla, A & I Color Lab; 933 North Highland (store #1; store #2
is a few blocks away {but don’t have the address} where they
actually work with you hands-on); Hollywood, CA; 323-856-5255.
They’ll tell you the address of store #2 and the correct phone for
that store. As I remember, they transferred the call when we first
called them. They do a beautiful job reproducing almost anything.
My daughter has had a lot of slides, plates, etc. repro’d there and
was very happy. Not cheap, but you’ll understand why when you get
your work back. A slide lab in Pasadena, CA sent us there. What a
find! Originally, I sent slide film there to get developed. . .all
by mail, credit card, etc.

Good luck!
Kay Taylor


#5
    Dear Karla, A & I Color Lab; 933 North Highland (store #1;
store #2 is a few blocks away {but don't have the address} where
they actually work with you hands-on); Hollywood, CA; 323-856-5255.
Good luck! 

A & I is one of the top photo labs in the country. Most of the top
US and foreign advertising agencies, movie, tv studios and
photographers use A & I.

A & I does developement, slides, color, duplications,
enlargements…any size…and have many other amazing services.
They also have a separate black and white lab. I have used them
since the 80’s, and never been dissapointed. An unpaid advertisement
from a happy customer.

Cheers! Lisa, ( tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini, chard, lettuce,
onions, tomatillos, peppers, herbs, chickens and 20 varieties of
chilis all producing like crazy), Topanga, CA USA


#6
 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. 

Hi Dave, I agree- I believe Robert Diamante is one of the best
Jewelry Photographers on the planet. He really cares to get the shot
right- and is a delight to work with. He has photographed at least 4
of Tim McCreight’s books. You can also see some of his work on my
website. contact info: www.robertdiamante.com Robert Diamante
(207)847-0587

When I need something shot RIGHT, I put away my digital camera and
take it to Robert. From a happy customer, Kate Wolf in Portland, Maine
http://www.katewolfdesigns.com