Shooting Long Exposures With a 90-Year-Old Camera

We are lucky to live in an era where we have vastly powerful cameras that can tackle extreme situations with ease, but of course, that was not always the case. This neat video follows a pair of photographers shooting long-exposure landscape images, one with a modern camera setup and one with a few older film cameras, one almost a century in age. 

Coming to you from Michael Shainblum and Joe Pierce, this fun video follows them as they shoot long exposures using a wide variety of cameras. Most notably, Pierce pulls out a Voitlander Bergheil. The Bergheil, a folding plate camera with bellows, was manufactured for about three decades starting in 1912 and came in four sizes: 4.5x6 cm, 6.5x9 cm, 9x12 cm, and a rather strange 10x15 cm option. Of course, at about a century old, you can't expect the camera and its lens to turn in sharpness that rivals that of modern options, but as always, it is composition and storytelling ability that win out. And besides, we do not use such cameras for top-shelf image quality; it is about the joy and experience, and it looks like Pierce certainly enjoys his. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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