Ever wonder why some photographers still use those old-fashioned field cameras with the cloth pulled over their head?
It's not just that they are hiding from the world.
It's because they enjoy it. Pure, simple photography. You and the camera. A chance to take photographs, not just press a button. And, there's no computer screen to stare at.
The quality from a 4x5 or 8x10 negative is hard to beat. If this sounds like something you might find interesting, then this Large Format meet-up is for you.
If you're new to large format, take a workshop, if you're a seasoned pro with the big negative then join a shooting event. In fact everyone is welcome at the shooting events whether they're just starting out or just finishing their 10th book.
Some people enjoy shooting large format pinhole as well. You're invited too.
Some people enjoy wet-plate and tin-type. You're invited as well.
Myself I have two cameras; a Shen-Hao 5x7 which is made of wood and a joy to use and a custom made 4x10 Shen-Hao which I've been using for a documentary project in Hamilton, Ontario.
I make my prints in a traditional darkroom with a 8x10 enlarger that I've had for years.