Large format diaries #19

Large format Workshop in Glencoe


I’m recently returned from a great few days in Scotland in the company of Richard Childs, Tim Parkin, and some other like-minded large-format folk. Though I’ve never been on a dedicated photography workshop before, I think one can safely judge the quality of the experience by the quality of the images that were enabled during the time. (more…)


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#12.  Mixing large format and digital.

Some recent experiences shooting large format alongside DSLR have firmed up my impression that this is more difficult than it might at first seem.  One might presume, given that large format is a very different working experience than the convenience and speed of working with digital, that shooting the same scene on both systems side by side wouldn’t cause too many problems.   However, some recent shots, taken on both digital and on large format, have had problems because of the lack of concentration or rather confusion in the thinking required for good practice in either.  Either something goes awry with the large format shot, or with the digital.  Here are my thoughts – others’ experiences may of course differ – but this is intended as an aide memoire to myself and a guide to others. (more…)

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A revised digitising setup for 5×4 film.  Previously I did a four frame stitch entirely manually, aligning frames by sight by moving the lightbox  around.   (more…)

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It’s always fascinating to watch others begin the large format process, now that I’ve been doing it for over a year now, and spent many months avidly following Ben Horne’s YouTube videos before finally biting the bullet myself. Matt Lethbridge has blogged about large format experiences here, and well-known photography YouTuber Thomas Heaton has just started also. (more…)

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