Thursday, July 25, 2013

Large Format Class: Summer 2013


First day of class we learned the movements of our camera.
Large format cameras have the unique ability to altar the perspective of a scene without having to move the tripod, camera, or the thing being photographed. This is Thanks to the Cameras "bellows"





Looks like an accordion










"Movements" can be made at the front or back of the camera.
Each movement causes  distortion. This is because light traveling from your lense to the glass has a more complicated path to fallow.  Movements will also altar the focus of your image. 

Here are my experiments with my still life


A shift to the right with perhaps a tilt in the front


rise

fighting my environment

Goal: Continue experimenting with themes of being overwhelmed, but also incorporating environment
Used:portable strobles, film camera, digital SLR, myself



film

digital

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film

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Special thanks: Button pusher, Mr. Simmons