The World of Medium Format Photography

Mastering the intricacies of medium format photography can significantly elevate the quality and impact of one’s work. This great video takes a look at the Fujifilm GFX 100 II, a 100-megapixel medium format digital camera, equipped with an ultra-sharp tilt-shift lens, showcasing not just the technical prowess of this setup but also its artistic potential.

Coming to you from Ben Harvey Photography, this insightful video captures a fresh perspective on medium format photography through a practical expedition to photograph seascapes and architectural features. Harvey and his colleague journey to Eastbourne for a sunrise shoot with the Fujifilm GFX 100 II and its tilt-shift lens. Their exploration is not just about the gear; it’s a demonstration of how such technology can transform an ordinary scene into a breathtaking visual experience, underscoring the importance of understanding technical capabilities in enhancing photographic artistry.

Harvey’s narrative weaves through the challenges and discoveries of shooting with the GFX 100 II, emphasizing the learning curve and adjustment required when transitioning from full frame to medium format photography. The video highlights how aperture, depth of field, and lens choices differ significantly between formats, requiring photographers to rethink their approach to composition and exposure. Moreover, the practical use of the tilt-shift lens for composing without altering the camera's height offers valuable insights into achieving creative compositions. Harvey’s reflections on the camera’s performance, especially in terms of image detail and raw file quality, underscore tangible benefits of medium format photography for professional work. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Harvey.

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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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