Well, I finally got out for twenty minutes the other night and took some pictures with my large format camera. Firstly, the Manfrotto tripod is lovely and stable – so that’s good. I ended up taking two pictures basically – each shot twice, firstly on Instant film (Fuji FP100C in a Polaroid 405 back) and then on Fomapan 100 sheet film.
Phew. Last night I loaded up half-a-dozen film holders and (weather permitting) I will get out this evening to use the large format camera again.
I haven’t used it ‘in anger’ for over a month now, what with travelling for work (no more of that at least) and other things. The tripod kit (Manfrotto 055XProB and 808RC4) I got at the end of February has not really been used at all.
Tonight’s project? I’m going to see if I can get some ‘fake miniature’ pictures – there’s a technique for faking a tilt-shift lens in Photoshop and, with the right subject matter, the resultant photos look like they’re models. It’s pretty cool in my opinion. And then there’s the work by Miklos Gaál which I’m quite taken by.
Hopefully I’ll post some results soon…