5x4 Field Camera

Making Photographs – The Old Fashion Way

A great video from the UK’s National Media Museum about making a photograph on a 5×4 field camera. For those who haven’t had the opportunity to make a photograph in this manner take a few minutes to enjoy the video, reflect on your photography, then watch the video again, this time putting that old 5×4 in your hands and scenarios. When I shot with a large format view camera in the 1980’s I didn’t put any thought into how different it was than the Canon AE-1 I would occasionally swipe from my dad. Of course, that was also in a controlled environment shooting artwork for a print shop so it wasn’t anything like trying to capture the splendor of mother nature on it.

Simon Roberts: How to take a photograph on a 5×4 camera on Vimeo


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