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HDR with film


A HARSH, blown-out sky can make a real mess of a photo but in some lighting situations it is unavoidable. With digital, ways around this – taking multiple shots and merging them, or making different exposures from the same RAW … Continue reading

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Slow progress in large format


EVERY new batch of large format shots turns out a little better than the last. It’s not the shooting that is the difficult part – the rules for that are not different than for anything else – it’s the processing … Continue reading

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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

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Large format at last


MY FIRST shots taken with the Crown Graphic 4×5 inch press camera are back from the processors. Strictly speaking, these aren’t large format photos as I used a 6x9cm roll-film adapter but they prove that everything is working well and … Continue reading

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Slaves to technology


PHOTOGRAPHERS are slaves. Willing ones. They eagerly await every extra megapixel or touch-screen gimmick and then rush to buy into the new dream. After all, you can only get the best results from the best equipment, right? Well, maybe. Sometimes. … Continue reading

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Seeing the light


PHOTOGRAPHY is easy. Anyone can do it. Good photography is a different matter – and it is all about the light. Among the toughest subjects to shoot is food. It may look easy to shoot a plate of food but … Continue reading

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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

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