after taking a photography intro course last semester, i’m moving on to an intermediate one for the fall. although i’ll probably still be working in black and white, the class uses a large format (4x5) view camera instead of a 35mm one.
they were also offering a digital photography class this semester, but my professor thinks that i’ll do better with large format because you essentially have absolute control of what the camera is doing (it’s pretty much 100% manual) and the end result has super, super fine detail. so basically it’s exactly what my personality calls for.
also, since it’s sorta on the larger side, i don’t feel like a disproportionate ogre using it… so that’s a plus.
6 months ago