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Large Format photography

2009-09-28 18:24:47.516221+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

CJ and I have been exchanging some email about home-made large format photography. I really (really) shouldn't get sucked down that slippery slope, but it's soooooo tempting to try to build a large format camera. View cameras are fun, and the tweakability and care necessary to set up a shot (while viewing it upside down) makes them a far different experience then modern "point it in the general direction and it figures it out" cameras.

So here's a page he sent me on home-made large format cameras, and this led to a discussion about the issues with chemicals (in his case, he's on a septic system, which makes disposal hard, but getting the chemicals and materials is also becoming harder), which led to using coffee as a print developer.

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#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-28 23:39:30.67288+00 by: TheSHAD0W


#Comment Re: made: 2009-09-28 23:45:53.104378+00 by: Dan Lyke

Thanks, Shadow, I went looking and found a lot of 404s from the early naughties, it's good to see someone working more recently. I think I need to keep my eyes open for a view camera lens with lots of coverage...