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AcadieLibre
12-07-2008, 11:39 AM
German Gov't Donates 100,000 Images To Wikipedia, it is the largest single donation to wikipedia so far. It is part of the German governments program to eventually make 11 million photos available. I do hope this spurs other governments to follow their lead. For someone like me who loves and finds inspiration from old photographs this is like a huge win-fall.

http://www.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20081204-15913.html


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Bundesarchiv

mindforge
12-07-2008, 01:21 PM
I love old pictures, old cameras too. I collect them. Too bad I don't develop film anymore though, I miss that a little. I have about 20 rolls from my Brownie and Argus to develop. I am horrible about getting film developed, mostly because the old cameras are hobbies. What is even more fun is developing the film and looking at the things you forgot about.

AcadieLibre
12-07-2008, 02:16 PM
I plan on doing some shooting on film, I am just having a hard time figuring out where I have room for Dark Room, If I can't do my own developing I won't shoot film. I may just have to build a small room in the basement for it, and if thats the case may be another 6 to 12 months before it is actually built.

tomorrowstreasures
12-07-2008, 07:41 PM
Holy Moses !!! Just think what could be in those archives!!!!

tirediron
12-15-2008, 04:27 PM
I plan on doing some shooting on film, I am just having a hard time figuring out where I have room for Dark Room, If I can't do my own developing I won't shoot film. I may just have to build a small room in the basement for it, and if thats the case may be another 6 to 12 months before it is actually built.

No darkroom needed for developing (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/70940-REG/Kalt_NP5X7_Ross_Double_Lined_Changing.html)

Marko
12-15-2008, 05:29 PM
No darkroom needed for developing (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/70940-REG/Kalt_NP5X7_Ross_Double_Lined_Changing.html)

it's off topic to the thread...but this link is only a changing bag. You still need a darkroom :confused: