large format

How I shot this maternity portrait on a huge 1m² large format camera

Sep 28, 2023
Davide Rossi

It’s not often you get to take a family portrait just before the baby decides to be born. But above all, it is not often…

The Fotodiox RhinoCam Vertex shoots medium format images on L mount cameras

Sep 27, 2023
John Aldred

Medium-format digital photography is expensive. There’s no two ways around it. Digital large format isn’t even really a thing outside of scanning backs, either. But…

The ONDU Eikan large format Camera comes in 4×5 and 4×10 panoramic options

Jun 29, 2023
John Aldred

Large format cameras seem to be popping up all over the place at the moment, particularly on crowdfunding sites. The ONDU Eikan (buy here) seems…

Phase One’s 150MP XC compact medium format camera costs $62,490

Jun 28, 2023
John Aldred

Phase One has announced its new 150-megapixel Phase One XC (buy here). As medium format cameras go, it’s pretty compact, and Phase One says it’s…

What were “Press” cameras and what made them different?

Jun 14, 2023
John Aldred

With the resurgence in film, the term “press camera” pops up a lot these days. It comes up often in online auctions and marketplaces. The…

This crazy looking DIY camera gives the full frame FOV and DOF equivalent of a 35mm f/0.4

Jul 31, 2022
John Aldred

You can’t beat a good DIY crazy camera and they don’t get much crazier than this. Built by Matt at DIY Perks, this particular camera…

I built a Frankenstein large format wet plate camera from scratch for photographing ghosts

May 6, 2022
Markus Hofstätter

Corrine at Corrine West Photography booked a wet plate workshop with me before the pandemic started. Two years later we were finally able to do…

Shooting Brenizer method portraits on medium format film to simulate a large format look

Feb 20, 2022
John Aldred

The Brenizer method has been around for a while. In fact, it’s been around since long before it was called the “Brenizer method” – he…

How I made a DIY remote mechanical cable release for my large format cameras

Jan 14, 2022

If you have been reading my blog or watching my YouTube channel, you would know that I do mainly large format photography. I often take…

How to make a DIY Photo Enlarger from an Afghan box camera

Sep 27, 2021
Cheng Qwee Low

In a previous post, I shared how I converted my Afghan Box Camera into a slide projector. The principle of the slide projector involves putting…