So, I’ve posted my 8×10 camera on several photography groups and I’ve gotten a lot of interest. I figured I’d do a little write up for anyone that wanted to know more about the camera as well as see some images of the building process.
If you’ve always wanted an easier way to sell your artwork online, then 8×10 could be the app you’re looking for. By connecting to Instagram, your followers can now purchase limited edition framed prints through your posts. It doesn’t matter if you’re a painter, graphics designer, or a photographer, as long as your image looks good framed, then you can earn bucks using it.
8×10 is such a promising concept, and if it becomes successful, then Instagram would surely be more than just a platform to gain exposure for many visual artists. The process seems simple as well. Once you’ve downloaded the app on your phone, you can select the images you’d like to sell and set some terms such as the price, the duration of the sale, and the number of prints you want to sell. You also have the option to include a signature on every photo to make it look more legit.
Large format digital cameras aren’t an entirely new idea. They’ve been around for a little while now, and a number of people have built their own. But they’ve had one big drawback. Because it’s difficult and expensive to make sensors so large, they typically use scanning backs. In the case of DIY options, it’s often the internals of a flatbed scanner.
Now, though, an 8×10 large format camera which uses a 9×11 inch monochrome CMOS sensor to record a single shot all at once is available to buy. Created by Bill Charbonnet, who left his “real job” in 2014 to start LargeSense LLC, the LargeSense LS911 can be yours for only $106,000. Oh, and yes, it shoots 4K video, too.