Four days in and I already made a change. You see, shooting large format is hard. Really hard. There are SO many steps involved from loading film, prepping camera, checking exposure, on and on. I figured out it is really difficult with a busy work schedule to shoot once piece of 4×5 film every day. Hence the change.
I think I can post one 4×5 PICTURE per day. That should be much more workable. Often when I go out to shoot 4×5 I will shoot 4-5 pics in a single session. I try to do only one sheet per setup unless I have a distinct reason for more exposures. I want to get it right in camera, first time. This requires me to think in my mind how I want the picture to work, then set things up to execute that photo in my mind.
So here is the one 4×5 photo, 365 days per year – Day 4 version.
As you can see from previous days, I have had trouble with some type of exposure problem, and I was trying to figure out what was causing this overexposure and ghosting. Double exposure? Camera light leak? Improper film handling? I didn’t know, so I just used the same Ilford HP5 film shot at ISO-400 and stepped out my back door and grabbed this shot. Nothing special, not even well composed, just something to check my exposure during development. Turned out fine it seems.
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