Large Format Resources
Since I am beginning my large-format adventure, I thought it would be good to compile a dossier of the things I have found useful, online and elsewhere, that helped me consider my options and learn what I was taking on. I think you’ll agree that this is pretty comprehensive…
Technique-wise, I think the following two are pretty essential reading:
Jack Dykinga, Large Format Nature Photography
Ansel Adams, The Negative
For the creative side of things for landscape and scenic work, I can heartily recommend the following:
Shinzo Maeda, A Tree, A Blade of Grass
David Ward, Landscape Beyond
Guy Tal, More than a Rock
Minor White, Manifestations of the Spirit (a new overview)
Anything by or about Edward Weston
Anything by Hans Strand
Anything by Edward Burtynski
I’m also very interested to acquire a copy of Chris Bell, Tasmania: Primal Places
Online magazines and forums:
A subscription to Onlandscape.co.uk – some of the video content is worth the price of admission alone in my view.
http://www.largeformatphotography.info and the related forum.
Lots of stuff on technique here.
Subscriptions to the channels by Ben Horne and Alan Brock:
UK shops for equipment (new and second-hand; cf. also the film photography forums) and processing (* = have used and can recommend; ** = have visited the shop and can recommend a visit, though keep firm control over your wallet!):
Other webpages I have bookmarked
Large-format Photographers online: