San Jose, CAUSA
November 12, 2012
Most anything, happened upon this group after doing a google search on view camera photography. Would like to share my experience and knowledge about photography with others.
Numerous, from microscope images to people to landscapes. Any noun with form, shadow and light that stirs curiosity and something to say to humanity.
Mostly B&W, some color. For B&W after experimenting with most films and developers, I'm pretty settled on FP-4 & HP-5 developed with developing formulas mixed from powered chemistry. Pyro developers are another tool if the situation requires it. Color snaps are usually done in digital. But gosh, I really miss the days of great 5x7 color transparency films.
Digital is used for causal and traveling trip images. My photoshop skills are very limited. No digital printing. My 5x7 darkroom is currently in storage :(
6x9 Arca Swiss, 4x5 Horseman LX, 5x7 Sinar, 5x7 Wisner. optics are a mix of Kodak Ektar, Goertz, Rodenstock for normal to longer focal lengths to Schneider Super Angulon to HMXL for wide angles.
Began using a view camera since the mid-1980's. Stopped most all photography for about a decade, now the passion is back.