I like this still life a bit better than yesterday’s. Still just average, but my plane of focus is more aligned with the key subjects in the photo – the frog and the guitar player’s face. Shooting with film, I have to just guess at my settings and I don’t get feedback until I process the film in a couple of days. When I first started shooting large format work I could use a polaroid back to check the image, but polaroid film that fits a 4×5 camera is extremely difficult, if not impossible to find. There is a kickstarter project trying to bring back polaroid film but that could be a while in the making and the film is going to be expensive. So for now I can shoot digital to test lighting and such, but to there is not a good way to get an exact replica prior to exposing film. So that means to experiment, I gotta shoot, process the film, and in a day or so see what mistakes I made – a much longer feedback cycle compared to shooting digital.
You are here: Home / Personal Work / 4x5x365 / 4x5x365 – Day 28
4x5 film 4x5x365 agriculture Amazon Web Services bicycle Bill Dragoo BMW Brass Ball Bobbers combine Darwin Motorcycles dirt bike drag racing Edmond El Reno film Fortinet Guthrie Ilford Delta 100 Ilford Delta Pro 100 Ilford HP5 Jeep John Deere Kawasaki Kay Pratt Kodak TMAX-100 Lexington Micha Young motorcycle New Mexico Nikon Norman Conquest Oklahoma Oklahoma City Oklahoma Living Oklahoma Living Magazine Oklahoma Today Ride Oklahoma South Canadian River Thunder Valley Raceway Tombo Racing Tommy Bolton Toyo 45A Toyo VX-125 wheat harvest Wrangler
About James Pratt
I am an Oklahoma based writer, commercial photographer, editorial photographer and adventurer based in Oklahoma City. I love telling stories about people. A motorcycle is my preferred means of travel, and I have over 5,000 hours piloting small airplanes. My editorial photography has been published in hundreds of magazines and my commercial photography has been used by dozens of companies worldwide.
Leave a Reply