Learning how to use a large format camera can seem a bit daunting if you are used to using a modern digital camera. There is… Read More »How to use a Large Format Camera. A step by step guide for beginners.
Getting Started-What Equipment Do You Need? If you have just bought your first large format camera taking those first steps towards making images can be… Read More »A Beginner’s Guide to the Large Format Film Camera.
“Real Professionals Shoot Manual” If I had a penny for every time I had heard this in a photography forum, I could have given… Read More »Aperture Priority – The Best Shooting Mode for Wedding Photography
Can you buy a usable, reliable camera for the price of three rolls of film? 90’s film SLR’s are an anomaly in the brave new… Read More »A Cheap Film Camera for Beginners? Canon EOS 50E Review
It goes without saying that a wedding photographer should be a technically competent picture taker. When it comes to dealing with people there are many… Read More »6 Essential Skills Every Wedding Photographer Needs
Step one – What will fit your camera? Before you pick any large format lens you have to make sure it will work with your… Read More »Long lenses for 4×5″ 210mm and Above. A Brief Overview
A lot of photographers find group portraits quite daunting. There are a lot of people to organise and control and you are usually limited for… Read More »Group portraits – 5 top tips for Great Groups!
Wedding couple photos are one of the most important shots to schedule during a wedding day. They are also one of the parts of the… Read More »Wedding Couple Photos. Hints for Perfect Images
I was at a wedding last summer when a guest came up to me after the group photos and started chatting as they often do.… Read More »Wedding Photo Planning – Time, or the importance of working quickly.
I began processing my own large format film because I wanted to shoot more, and home processing drastically reduced my costs. Although I had a… Read More »My Top Tips For Large Format Film Processing.
When you are work in a fairly obscure medium like large format photography, building a complete camera system takes time. Some might say it never… Read More »Large Format Photography. What’s in my camera bag
What are large format camera movements and what are they for? In simple terms, conventional large format camera movements are a way of maximising depth… Read More »Camera Movements in Large Format – A Beginner’s Guide
I love shooting film at weddings. Adding work from a vintage camera like a Rolleiflex or 4×5 camera makes the experience for the couple that… Read More »Shooting film at weddings. 6 Top Tips (if you are not a wedding photographer).
Monorail vs. Field Camera. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, but which is right for you? Large format photography has seen an increase in interest… Read More »Field Camera vs. Monorail. Which is better?
When Ella and I arranged this shoot, I had checked the weather and the forecast was for bright, overcast day. Perfect weather for photography. So… Read More »Portraits on the Beach with a Large Format Camera
Location: Dell Quay, near Chichester, West Sussex Camera: Wista 45DX Lens: Fujinon 125mm 5.6 NW with an Orange Filter Film: Ilford FP4 plus rated normally… Read More »How I got the shot. Derelict Boat, Dell Quay.
I have used information on the Large Format Forum homepage to help me with this article. This article is intended as a practical ‘how to’… Read More »How to make a Simple F Stop Calculator for Large Format Photography.