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The Joys of Large Format Landscape Photography

In the era of digital photography, it can be easy to click away without a second thought, but what if every time you pressed the shutter, it cost you $5? That might sound like an insane proposition, but the beauty of large format photography is that you get images that are simply not possible with a full frame camera or even with the most expensive modern medium format camera. This neat video takes you behind the scenes to show you large format landscape photography's process and some of the images you can create.

Coming to you from Ben Horne, this neat interesting video will show you the process of and images made during a large format landscape photography trip. Even the smallest large format size, 4x5, is behemoth compared to the sensor sizes we are more accustomed to, with a negative that is almost 15 times larger than a 35mm frame. This means that a large format image often comes with unimaginable levels of detail. Beyond that, large format cameras are often more versatile in certain ways, offering precise control of the image-making process that is not possible with smaller formats. Of course, the major downside is the cost, along with a relatively high barrier of entry when it comes to technique, but if you put in the time and effort, it can be tremendously rewarding and enjoyable. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Horne. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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