Tag Archives: methods

Stitching up wide-angle


EVER wanted a perfect, distortion free, 10mm lens with a camera that delivers 70MP images? Well, if you’ve got a half-decent DSLR and a reasonable standard or short telephoto lens, then you have all you need to replicate the results … Continue reading

Posted in Lenses, Photographic techniques, Photomerging | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The city at night


IT’S NOT just the kit that gets bigger in large format, practical difficulties can be magnified, too. This was driven home to me while I was checking some night shots I took with the 6×9 film back on my Crown … Continue reading

Posted in Colour film, film camera, Film cameras, Graflex '23' Graphic back, Graflex Crown Graphic, Large Format, Photographic techniques, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Flash as a substitute shutter


MY CROWN Graphic 5×4 camera arrived with three shutters – 135mm, 150mm and 180mm – all of which have questionable speed ratings. It’s not that old-time shutters were desperately inaccurate, it’s just that somewhere between 30 and 80 years of … Continue reading

Posted in Equipment, film camera, Lighting, Photographic techniques, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cropped sensors, and why less isn’t more


YOU’VE GOT to hand it to the marketing gurus, it takes chutzpah to tell people that they’re getting more when you give them less. Convincing them that this is an irrefutable scientific truth is even more of an achievement, but … Continue reading

Posted in Cameras, Digital Cameras, Equipment, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Digital Black and White


“DIGITAL for colour, film for black and white, digital simply can’t match the tonality of B&W”. So goes one claim I have read on the net and, on the face of it, it seems true: black and white conversions from … Continue reading

Posted in Photographic art, Photographic techniques, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Dunes and clouds in B&W


A TIP I got from a large-format shooter for photographing sand dunes on a camera without a meter. Use a yellow filter but do not make any metering adjustment for the filter-factor. The light from the sand is about the … Continue reading

Posted in Black and White film, Film, Photography, Tips and tricks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lartigue’s wheel


A FAMOUS photo taken in 1913 by Jacques Henri Lartigue shows a racing car speeding out of the right frame on oval wheels, while onlookers apparently stand at a 45 degree angle leaning towards the left edge of the photo. … Continue reading

Posted in Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Master photographers, Photographic techniques, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment