Monday, March 11, 2013

Large format photography


Here's something you don't see very often any more.  Yesterday morning at the botanical garden, I found a group of photographers all with large format cameras doing some serious studies.

The owner of this brand new camera told me he was shooting black and white film.  They were all on their own special art challenge Ansel Adams style.

13 comments:

Andy said...

I have been think of getting a head cover like that so that I can see my camera's digital screen in the day light.

llandudnopictures said...

Serious indeed!

Kate said...

Gorgeous cameras. I came upon a professional photographer while in New Mexico a few years ago and watched in awe.

JM said...

Very cool!

Judy said...

Now that is a big camera. I would love to see the results. Maybe one of them will start a blog.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Except that old Ansel used to lug his gear up mountains and since he started off with glass plates rather than film he sometimes only had enough for half a dozen shots in a day. Digital for me!

RedPat said...

A blast from the past!

Lowell said...

I think it might be fun to use a camera like this, but they're expensive and I think involve a large learning curve.

I like Andy's comment.

And I liked your comment on Ocala. I'm sure you are correct. Those darn blankets appear everywhere!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love watching and snapping other photographers at work Sharon, that's a very serious looking camera he has there, wonder if he's a professional?

glenda said...

How interesting to watch.

Thérèse said...

View cameras make awesome pictures with such an excellent resolution.
Photography courses at the DBG are pretty interesting, I do remember very well the van dike photography course as well as the view camera one too. I always promised myself to continue but...
John is right on what he says.
You should try Sharon.

Karl Demetz said...

Haaa, these are cameras, even I've used them a few times in the past.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I have always considered this camera a magician's magic box. I can hardly wait to get to this miraculous garden. And I look forward to meeting you also! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart