Large format photography is interesting to most photographers, but it's an expensive pool to even dip a toe in to. The Nicos Photography Show has created a guide on the cheapest way to try your hand at this coveted type of image creation.
My thirst for interesting and vintage cameras is unquenchable. These days, anybody can try film photography for pennies and I — like most photographers — fully recommend you do. However, there are still some photographic mediums that are seen as elite and too expensive to try. The issue for me was that to even "have a go" at large format photography required either friends in the industry who already do it or a sizable wedge of Benjamins to get started. Photographer Nicolas Llasera is one of the former and somewhat of an expert at large format photography, teaching about the art through YouTube and workshops.
Large format photography has a look that is distinct, although I respect that it might not be that distinct to non-photographers, which makes it all the more difficult to justify the purchase to my other half. In this video, Llasera takes you through a plethora of body, lens, and accessory options to help you get started with 4x5 imagery without the risk of bankruptcy.