Mountain View, CAUSA
Hometown: Mountain View
October 29, 2011
Hi, I'm recently moved to the Bay Area and indeed to the US. I'm a 100% film shooter and is trying to get in to large format photography with my Graflex Super Graphics.
Portrait and still life, but is open to most topics. Actually, would also like to discuss the "mechanics" around shooting large format, e.g. labs, scanning and so. On.
No particular subject, have been shooting landscape and street but would also like to learn more about shooting portraits, particularly on large format.
Have shot both chrome (Provia 100f and Velvia 50) as well as b&w (Across 100). In 35mm and 120 I mostly shoot Kodak color negative film, but also mixing in som b&w mostly tmax400. I've got some basic darkroom experience, but would certainly like to try it some more. Time is of course a limiting factor though.
For roll film I'm completely lab-dependent for processing and scanning. When I print, I look for a lab that prints Fuji Crystal Archive. I don't do any digital printing at all, I've tried it, but it's too much hassle compared to just sending the files to a lab.
4x5 Graflex Super Graphics with a 135mm lens.
I can't think of a better way to learn large format photography, or with a better group of people, than this group. Five stars!