Large Format Film Photography

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This is a picture of me using my large format camera. I. Photo © copyright by Brett Deacon.

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This photograph was captured on 4x5 inch film and scanned with my Optronics ColorGetter Eagle drum scanner. The four close-up crops below provide a view of the numbered red boxes above. This 740 megabyte image is sized for a 40x50 inch print at 360 dpi, and the apparent detail in a print this size will be even more than what can be seen in the crops below.

Photo © copyright by Brett Deacon.

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The ability to keep both near and far portions of the image in sharp focus, as seen above, is a product of the unique capabilities of a large format camera and, until recently as I describe in the Why Digital Photography? page, was not possible with smaller format film or digital cameras.

Photo © copyright by Brett Deacon.

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This is a drum scanned 6x17 cm photograph. The close-up crops below provide a view of the numbered red boxes above. This image is sized for a 22x62 inch print at 360 dpi, and the apparent detail in a print this size will be even more than what can be seen in the crops below.

Photo © copyright by Brett Deacon.

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