Interested in large format photography? Even if you’re already out there practicing, or you’re just getting started, the process of taking pictures with a big 8×10 camera can take some getting used to. In this video, photographer Tim Layton takes us through the steps of setting up an 8×10 large format camera, metering the scene, loading the film and taking the shot:
Using his Shen-Hao 8×10 large format camera, Layton breaks down the steps of how to use the very cool camera. It may require a bit of patience to even just get the camera set up, but there’s something meditative and calming in the process. From mounting the camera on the tripod to installing the right lens for the scene, Layton gives thorough instructions every step of the way.
The only problem (aside from the sometimes out of focus video) is that we don’t get to see the final image. It was once on his Analog Film Photography website but no longer. Maybe we can see some of your 8x10s instead?
Let us know how you shoot large format and show us some of your best pics!
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