Large Format Photography
The use of a large format camera, or a view camera, opens a world of incredible detail, image control, and beautiful tonal rendition of the subject.
View cameras have been used since the beginning days of photography, and are still being used by professionals and fine artists today. The flexibility of the view camera allows the photographer to achieve results that are far superior to any other type of camera.
The large format camera has always been an amazing tool to make portraits with. On both 4×5 and 8×10 inch film cameras, the tonality and essence of the image is rendered in absolute perfection of control.
I use Ebony & Linhof Technika 4×5 and 8×10 inch film cameras for architectural, portraits, and other fine art and commercial uses.
Whether in color, silver gelatin (traditional black & white), or the exquisite, one-of-a-kind platinum/palladium print, portraits in large format are second to none. Here is information about the very rare and unique Cooke portrait lens that I am able to offer to clients for portraits, along with a link to some images made with the lens.
Cooke Portrait lens – PS945
Cooke PS945 lens portraits