Introduction to Large Format

A taster for the views that will be part of our landscape photography workshop in the Peak District in February of 2010 (19th – 21st). Come and learn about the worl of large format photography (cameras for hire). Have a look at
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  1. james mason
    April 25, 2015 at 11:27 am #


  2. Orgil Orgildinho
    April 25, 2015 at 12:02 pm #

    Analog is not natural process either digital is progress of this process.
    Human beings are so conservative against new things. When first time
    photography introduced there were tons of painters against it, when the
    film introduced there were also dislikes of people who print in different
    method. Digital will be there soon like it or not you got to accept it.

  3. martinimages1
    April 25, 2015 at 12:24 pm #

    eee dear they do crawl out of the woodwork dont they catNoob, you must be
    one of those parasites

  4. Shane Lee
    April 25, 2015 at 12:42 pm #

    I need to shoot large format. I live in Derby, so I’ll try and come to one
    of these if you do another.

  5. Tim Parkin
    April 25, 2015 at 1:29 pm #

    I agre that this is the maximum theoretical.. However this is with
    microfiche black and white film using a leica lens. If you are using a
    standard transparency or print film, you lose quite a bit. However, if you
    are comparing it with a digital camera (where they cheat by saying 20Mp
    when in fact it’s a distributed across bayer array pixels) then you can
    boost your count by 2-3.. I’d say that for texture/lines 4×5 is equiv to
    150Mp, for colour texture 3-400Mp

  6. Tom Johnston
    April 25, 2015 at 2:25 pm #

    Here’s the math. (This is consistent with what the lab who drums scans my
    E5 film says.) A good quality 35mm slide exposed with a good lens has the
    equivalent of about 22-24 MP. Multiply that times 13.3 to arrive at the MP
    for 4×5″ and you get just under 300MP. But the number I see published
    frequently is 250MP. Do a search for ZoneIII. That’s me. Great video! Keep
    it up!

  7. Tim Parkin
    April 25, 2015 at 2:56 pm #

    Thanks Paul! It was fun – we might do an organised one next time 🙂

  8. manonthedollar
    April 25, 2015 at 3:04 pm #

    Wow, that was beautiful video with incredible dynamic range. What did you
    shoot that on?

  9. Tom Johnston
    April 25, 2015 at 3:08 pm #

    Well done! I believe you may be wrong about your 100MP statement, though. I
    believe it’s closer to 250- 300MP. I’m a long-time large format
    photographer myself and you may want to check out some of my darkroom
    videos. Look for ZoneIII. Anyway, my understanding is that the a good 4×5″
    film holds the equivalent of about 250-300MP of information. I was going to
    do the math her but I don’t have space. Best.

  10. Tim Parkin
    April 25, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    If you want a place with no comment length restriction – try my blog where
    I’ve discussed resolution before.. just google “timparkin

  11. Iain Hamilton-Cummings
    April 25, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Hi Tim. I am a little late for this but if you do anything like this again
    (and you don’t mind a Medium format enthusiast straggling behind) then
    please let me know 🙂