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…

 

Books:

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.

 

Youtube:

Subscriptions to the channels by Ben Horne and Alan Brock:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtiLZhefLrm4CEMrctJyzUQ

https://www.youtube.com/user/skiers4life

 

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!):

 

http://www.ag-photographic.co.uk/

** http://www.apertureuk.com

* http://www.ffordes.com/

* http://www.linhofstudio.com

http://www.mrcad.co.uk/

* http://www.peak-imaging.com

http://www.peterwalnes.com/

** http://www.secondhanddarkroom.co.uk/

** http://shop.silverprint.co.uk

** http://www.teamworkphoto.com

http://www.teddingtonphotographic.com/

* http://www.wexphotographic.com

 

 

Other webpages I have bookmarked

 

Large-format Lenses:

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses4x5.html

 

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses-wide.html

 

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/lenses/LF4x5in.html

 

http://www.thalmann.com/largeformat/future.htm

 

http://brucebarrett.com/large_format/LF_Lens_Coverage.html

 

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/FrameWork/Product_Resources/SourceBookProPhoto/Section04LgFormatLenses.pdf

 

https://www.fourmilab.ch/documents/recessed_lensboard/

 

http://www.sample-image.com/lenses/

 

Large-format Cameras:

http://www.ebonycamera.com/media/catalog.pdf

 

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/cameras/ebony/ebony-sv45u-II.html

 

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?49792-Ebony-SV45U2-Owners

 

http://www.lf-photo.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1285

 

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?6593-Arca-Swiss-vs-Linhof-Technikardan-45s

 

http://www.srosenberg.com/Website5/tk45s.html

 

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/linhof/tk.html

 

http://linhof.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/linhof_price_2015_09_01-to.pdf

 

Large-format Technique:

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2014/04/introduction-4×5-large-format-photography/

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2015/02/an-introduction-to-4×5-large-format-photography-part-3/

http://www.japancamerahunter.com/2014/04/introduction-4×5-large-format-photography-pt-2/

http://benneh.net/techshit/tips-on-large-format-photography-what-they-dont-tell-you/

https://luminous-landscape.com/the-agony-and-the-ecstasy-an-essay-on-large-format-photography/

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/pollack.html

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/articles/bond-checklist.html

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/articles/ZoneDial.pdf

http://www.richardchildsphotography.co.uk/2011/12/spot-metering-for-expressive-exposure/

http://www.f64.org.uk/resources.htm

http://www.ebonycamera.com/articles/ext.exp.html

Film diaries: losing my large format virginity

https://benhorne.wordpress.com/category/shooting-tips/

http://matmarrash.com/blog/2014/4/28/large-format-fluff

http://wikis.evergreen.edu/computing/index.php/Large_Format_(4×5)_Camera_Operating_Guide

https://luminous-landscape.com/zone-system/

http://www.richardchildsphotography.co.uk/2011/12/spot-metering-for-expressive-exposure/

http://www.sekonic.com/whatisyourspecialty/photographer/articles/metering-for-large-format-film.aspx

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?7826-What-would-I-need-for-large-format-Macro-Photography

4×5″ Film Holders – Intro and Use

http://www.daveparryphotography.co.uk/large-format-film-logistics

http://www.toyoview.com/LargeFrmtTech/lgformat.html

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/camera-bag-daniel-geiger/

http://www.bnphoto.org/bnphoto/LFN/ViewNeedsEval1.htm

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/forum/showthread.php?98782-Question-on-Grafmatic-film-holders/page4&highlight=light+leak+grafmatic

http://www.normankoren.com/zonesystem.html

http://www.largeformatphotography.info/how-to-operate.html

http://www.alanbrockimages.com/blog/2015/5/30/how-to-meter-using-the-zone-system

http://www.alexburkephoto.com/2013/08/27/backpacking-with-a-4×5-camera/

http://www.butzi.net/articles/filmload.htm

 

Large-format Photographers online:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/timparkin/

http://www.richardchildsphotography.co.uk/

http://www.into-the-light.com/

http://www.jonbrockphotography.com/gallery_318043.html

http://www.alanbrockimages.com/blog/

https://www.flickr.com/groups/largeformatbigscans/

https://www.flickr.com/groups/largeformat/

https://www.flickr.com/groups/large_format_color/pool/

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