Large Format Cameras

by Jill Waterman ·Posted
The In-Sight Photography Project has provided photographic instruction and camera gear to rural youth in and around Brattleboro, Vermont, since well before the dawn of digital, making it the Grande Dame of Youth Photography not-for-profits. The organization’s pay-what-you-can motto, paired with its four-tier payment system, encourages community support while also insuring that no student is turned away. For this fourth story in our series, we spoke with In-Sight’s executive director, Victoria Heisler, and program director A. Hanus, about the
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted
We cannot be certain, but it is a fair bet that the folks who invented the modern digital cameras, be they DSLR or mirrorless, did not envision that they would be attached to large format view cameras. Can you do it? Yes. Does it work? Yes… I guess. Is it practical and easy? Nope. Should you do it? Maybe. Is it fun? Yes! I will admit, I’ve never shot large format film. I have friends who shoot large format and it always looked super cool watching them adjust focus on a view camera and compose the scene from an inverted image on a beautiful
by Jill Waterman ·Posted
It has been said that all our knowledge begins with the senses. This is certainly the case for Martine Fougeron, who gave up a burgeoning fragrance-industry career as "the nose to the noses" to return to her roots—photography and family. What began as a personal challenge to reconnect with her creative life by photographing the inner world of her two sons and their teen tribe has blossomed into a long-term documentation of the in-between moments of daily life, from adolescence into adulthood. Born in France, and brought up between Paris and
by Jill Waterman ·Posted
Abelardo Morell’s photographic life and work can be largely defined by the physics of optics. This is a fancy way of explaining the simple fact that, “If you create a little opening in a dark room, looking out through that opening, an image of the world comes in upside down on the opposite wall,” he explains in a recent video for the San Francisco Museum of Art. In a career spanning more than 30 years, Morell has ardently explored this basic principle—from his earliest experiments with light, time, and optics to his widely celebrated camera
0 Plays ·Posted
Murray Fredericks considers his landscape photography series, "Vanity," as just one aspect of a larger body of work, a project for which he has spent fifteen years shooting in southern Australia's remote Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. However, this part of the larger series has one aspect that the others do not—a large mirror placed in the lake bed, reflecting other angles of the land and sky. This seemingly simple idea transforms not only the vista but our visual understanding of this singular place, and I think it's fair to say that there is nothing
by John Harris ·Posted
Murray Fredericks considers his landscape photography series, "Vanity," as just one aspect of a larger body of work, a project for which he has spent fifteen years shooting in southern Australia's remote Kati Thanda–Lake Eyre. However, this part of the larger series has one aspect that the others do not—a large mirror placed in the lake bed, reflecting other angles of the land and sky. This seemingly simple idea transforms not only the vista but our visual understanding of this singular place, and I think it's fair to say that there is nothing