Large Format View Camera Portraits

I just wanted to look for a lens cap I lost last night, and I ended up being in a group of not very handsome dudes taking pictures of each other with a large format wooden view camera. One of my portraits can be found after the post cut, but let me share first the photo I took with the view camera of a lovely friend of mine I invited to the studio, since we were already dicking around anyway.

Han. Lit with Studio Strobes, shot through a 5×7 large format wooden view camera with a Industar-51 210mm lens on Ilford Photographic Paper.

Ahh, you are mistaken if you think I made a booboo here. Ako pa! You call this soft-focusing, this is not out-of-focus.

Ok ok you got me, the camera wasn’t that easy to focus, but the effect has grown on me, and I think the composition is satisfactory. In the hands of a pro though, you can get something like the one below, where the details are just mindblowing, considering the camera used is almost a hundred years old.

Large Format Portrait 1

For what the camera looks like, more samples, and the technical details, head on over to: Portraits with the Wooden View Camera.

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