Inspired by a video created by Maison Carnot, Photographer and Videographer Andrew Szeto created a memorable Iceland travel video by shooting through his Pentax 67’s waist-level viewfinder. Stating that he “wanted to bring something different to the table” while visiting the popular photography destination, the final result is uniquely light and personal. Check out the video as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how it was made.
To record his Pentax 67 with consistency and quality, Szeto built a custom-made camera rig that would hold a Panasonic GH5 at a fixed position above the medium-format camera’s viewfinder. The behind-the-scenes video below goes into detail about measuring, cutting, connecting the pieces of wood together, and attaching it all to the cameras for a sturdy shooting platform. As mentioned in the behind the scenes, Szeto accidentally forgot to pack a lighting flag that would be used to knock out reflections from the Pentax 67 while filming it. Making do with what he had, a black laptop sleeve was used.
One of the biggest challenges that Szeto faced while filming was keeping the rig stable and preventing the laptop sleeve from flying off due to the constant winds. This required some patience as he would need to wait for a short moment where there would be a break to get the shot he wanted.