Category Archives: Large Format Photography

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Group Portrait Photography with a View Camera.

Shooting a group portrait with a view camera is challenging. You don’t get many chances to get it right and you depend wholly on the complete co-operation of your sitters.  These are my tips for […]

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How I got the shot – Kingley Vale

Kingley Vale is a place I have always thought would have a stunning picture in it. Amazing though it is, it is a difficult place to photograph. Even searching online, it’s very noticable how there […]

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Portrait -How I got the Shot – Analogue Studio Photography – Mell

  Lighting Can Make or Break a Portrait This might look like a relatively straightforward shot, but it is trickier than most people think to get a well made portrait out of a large format […]

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Shooting Large Format Portraits On Location – A Hands-On Guide.

  I have been shooting large format portraits in my personal work for the last five years. This is partly for aesthetic reasons, and partly to give myself a break from digital photography when I […]

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Beginners Guide for Shooting Portraits on 4×5 Film.

    I love shooting portraits on sheet film. They have a lovely smooth tonality and uncanny depth to them. A classic style that makes anyone look fantastic.   Large format cameras can seem intimidating […]

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A Step by Step Guide to Using your Large Format Camera for the First Time.

  Learning how to use a large format camera can seem a bit daunting if you are used to using a DSLR. There is no automation, and the camera is literally little more than a […]

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How to Load a Large Format Film Holder.

The need to load film in complete darkness is something that puts many photographers off large format photography. But it doesn’t have to be difficult or daunting and you don’t need a darkroom. Like most […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Large Format Film Camera.

Part One: Getting Started Large format cameras are often thought of as difficult to operate, but there is nothing impossible about using them. If you are organised and methodical they are straightforward, if not exactly […]

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