Large Format Photography – Pros and Cons


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You consider to discover the world of large format photography, and now you are desperately looking for some help and information. Hm, sounds great, and sounds like the same adventure any LF photographer went through.

I’ll write some stuff about LF photography over the next weeks (or months), and include some links to interesting sites on the net. Don’t expect to see some recommendations about books here, because I really don’t know which one to list here. I guess the list of books about LF photography is pretty long, but not as long as the ‘How to’ books for the digital cameras for nobrainers.


Let’s start with a PDF:



These two articles cover the basics about LF photography. If they should fire up your enthusiasm, I really urge you to read this:


It’ll set you back a bit in case you need a cold shower, just because you thought LF is ‘cool’ and ‘hip’.

More links with more information:





Shooting Large Format Analog: Better Than Digital

Landscape Photography Articles

The 5×7 format in practice

Steve Daniels Photography – Large Format Photography

Who’s who of large format cameras

A Beginner’s Guide to Large Format

Introduction To Large Format, Part I

Julian Boulter – Large Format Page

Brett Deacon Photography – Photographic Equipment and Technique – Large Format Film Photography

Landscape Photography