Articles tagged "large-format"

Film Friday: a Q&A with large format motorsports photographer, Brandon Faith

We (metaphorically) sat down with Brandon Faith of Baggen Photos to ask him a few questions about what it's like to photograph motorsports events with his Crown Graphic large format camera.

Film Friday: Car maker Pagani teams up with camera company Gibellini for a $75,000 large format camera

Italian sports car company Pagani has worked with fellow Italian company Gibellini to make a special edition large format 8x10 analog camera.

Film Friday: Large format scans from Markus Hofstätter's ultra-large format scanner rebuild

Last week, we featured Markus Hofstätter's scanner rebuild, which saw him spend three months bringing back to life a massive scanner to better digitize his collection of large format photographs. This week, we're taking a look at the results, kicked off by a beautifully detailed 30cm x 40cm collodion wet plate portrait.

Video: Building a DIY wet plate camera and photographing 'ghosts'

Large format photographer Markus Hofstaetter recently did a workshop for photographer Corrine West. She wanted to learn how to build a wet plate camera and use it to capture double exposure wet plate portraits, like those made famous by American spirit photographer William H. Mumler in the 1800s.

Cameradactyl built a 20x24 inch camera for poster-sized instant photo prints

Bring the Polaroid-style 20x24" giant instant color print back to life, Ethan Moses mixes a custom-built camera with a self-developing back to process color paper to a positive print as soon as it is shot.

Video: Shooting wet plate portraits with affordable large format camera equipment

Photographer Markus Hofstaetter recently published a video about shooting wet plate portraits with 'affordable' large format photo gear. If you've wanted to get into large format photography, including wet plate photography, it's well worth checking out.

The Absolute beginner's guide to film photography: Intro to medium & large format

Once you start shooting film, it won’t be long before you hear the siren song of medium and large format. Read our complete guide to find out if they're right for you, and to learn more about the gear and costs associated with each.

Video: Photographer uses a 4x5 large format camera and expired film for wildlife photography

Markus Hofstätter often uses analog photography techniques for portrait photography. The recent pandemic lockdown has allowed Hofstätter to explore the nearby nature and grow close with a local family of swans. He was able to turn his large format camera into a wildlife photography setup.

The LomoGraflok 4x5 Instant Back lets you capture Instax Wide images with large format cameras

The LomoGraflok 4x5 Instant Back makes it so Braflok-equipped 4x5 cameras can capture proofs with Instax Wide instant film — a welcomed option considering peel-apart film was discontinued back in 2016.

Video: Shooting with a 150-year-old wet plate camera in Vienna

Have you ever wondered what it's like to shoot a 150 year old camera? Photographer and unusual camera enthusiast Mathieu Stern has done just that and has shared the experience in his latest YouTube video.

Video: 'Process' shares the thoughtful, methodical work of analogue photography

A quick look into the purposefully slow work of analogue photographer Scott Folsom.

HP unveils DesignJet Z6 and Z9+: faster, more efficient large-format photo printers

The new HP DesignJet Z6 and Z9+ supposedly offer "the fastest printing capabilities available on the market today," all while using fewer ink tanks, and featuring useful add-ons like a built-in vertical trimmer.

You can own the world's first single shot 8×10 digital camera for $106,000

The large-format digital LargeSense LS911 is the "world's first 8x10 digital single shot camera for sale." The camera features a 12-megapixel 9x11-inch monochrome CMOS sensor, which translates into massive 75 micron pixels.

Moar Megapixels! Pixel peeping a 709MP drum scan of 8x10 slide film

In this video, large format photographer Ben Horne shows off the incredible resolving power of 8x10 slide film by pixel peeping a massive 709.6-megapixel drum scan of one of his landscape shots. And you thought 100MP medium format was big...

Large format macro: a crazy wet plate photography experiment

How do you shoot macro photography on an 18x24cm large format wet plate camera? You 'connect' two large format cameras together! That's how wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter did it, and you can read about the whole process in this article.

The Chroma is a lightweight, affordable, easy-to-use 5x4 field camera

The new 5x4-inch field camera was designed by UK photographer and custom camera maker Steve Lloyd, and it promises to be lightweight, easy-to-use, unique, affordable and upgradable... as well as a bit funky.

Shooting wet plate collodion double exposures... handheld

After years of planning and dreaming, wet plate photographer Markus Hofstaetter finally accomplished one of his crazier goals: shooting wet plate collodion photography... handheld.

How I built a large-format (8x10) video camera

Photographer Zev Hoover built something awesome: an 8x10 large format camera rig that can capture digital stills *and* video! In this article, he explains how he did it and shares some of his results.

Cambo introduces Canon EOS lens plate with aperture control for Actus view camera system

Cambo has devised a new Canon EF/EF-S lens plate for its Actus view camera system that allows users to control aperture settings on Canon EOS lenses. The Cambo Actus system is designed to deliver a view camera style of shooting to some mirrorless camera bodies, consisting of a lens plate and a body plate with bellows and a monorail in between. Read more

A travel-sized large-format 4x5 camera?

Ever wanted to shoot with the incredible image quality of large-format 4"x5" film? Well now you can without lugging around a massive view camera. Wanderlust’s Travelwide 4x5 camera is small enough to go wherever you go. At 6.3 x 3.9 x 5 inches and 9.7 ounces it’s relatively compact and definitely lightweight. Constructed of glass-filled ABS plastic, the point-and-shoot camera features a focusing screen, focusing marks on the barrel, and a trio of cold shoe accessory mounts. Learn more