The ultra-large 4×5 negative sure does have a way of reminding me of how I messed up. This photo looks great on the screen, but when zoomed in I can tell her face was not in perfect focus, dang it. I was bummed when I opened this photo in Lightroom. It is SO close to […]
When I shoot large-format film, I never know if I got the shot until much later, often days later. It is so easy to chimp wiht a digital camera, but can’t do that with a film camera. Experience really helps. And I was very, very happy with this photo. I had to refocus several times […]
I thought it would be cool to try and get an action shot of the motorcycle street drag races in Boley with my Toyo View VX-125 large-format film camera. For a fleeting moment I thought about setting up in the middle of the street, but quickly realized that would be a really dumb move with […]
This was my first photo I took with my Toyo View VX-125 large-format film camera at the Boley street motorcycle drag races. I was using my Nikkor-W 210mm F5.6 lens – my favorite 4×5 lens. I was hoping to get this great portrait with a view down the street they were racing on. It was […]
I grabbed a few of the race sponsors and had them pose at the finish line of the street drag races for a photo with my Toyo VX-125. I didn’t get the exposure spot-on with this image, hence the dark blacks in some of the faces.