Last post, I talked about Rise and what its benefits were when you want to move an object in your composition. This post is going to be about the field camera movement Shift. It is very similar to Rise and Fall, and you turned the camera on it’s side. It would be the exact same motion.Read More
As discussed in my previous post, large format cameras have movements to adjust the camera. Field cameras have limited movement compared to the heavier and bulkier view cameras. Although, they still have movements that a photographer can use while taking an image with the camera. For more about View vs Field cameras read here Field Vs View Cameras.
In this post I am going to focus on a movement called “Rise”.Read More
Loading film for a large format camera can be intimidating, but I am going to attempt to keep the process simple and make it easy to to load the large negatives into the film holders.
First remember that I am showing this in daylight, but this process should be done in complete darkness. Read More
A while back I mentioned that I was taking a journey with a 4X5 Camera. What I failed to explain at the time was why I ended up with a large format field camera as my 4X5 Camera choice in the first place.
Typically we find 2 types of large format 4X5 Cameras. One is a View Camera, and the other is a Field Camera. Based on my research and limited use of these cameras these are the pros and cons I came up with.Read More
While I am focusing (pun intended) on a journey with a 4X5 field camera at the moment, my hopes are that along the way you find some valuable information regardless of the type of camera you are using. Remember cameras are tools to create photographs, and no one camera does everything. We often need multiple tools to do many tasks. A good example is needing a flat head screw driver, a hex screwdriver, and a Phillips head screw driver. Different screws need different types of screw drivers, and the same is true with photography. The cameras that are good with fast action aren’t necessarily the same as a camera with file sizes big enough to print at billboard size.Read More