Large Format (5×4″) Halloween
In the last week, the Film Shooter’s Collective had on of their weekly themed round-ups. Obviously, being the end of October, the theme was Halloween. I thought it’d be the perfect opportunity to get the large format camera out and go and take a few spooky shots.
There’s really nothing like using a large format camera. It takes me at least 20 mins to take each shot and in that time, you do attract a lot of attention. It’s hard to be discrete with a camera that you can only use on a tripod, with huge bellows and a cloth over your head. It’s definitely a talking point.
Anyway, here’s the shots that I took (admittedly, one isn’t all that Halloweeny – I had to use the plate though as I wouldn’t be able to develop the one on the other side without it).
Camera: Sinar F1
Lens: Schneider 120mm
Film: Ilford HP5+ shot at ISO 320
Lab: The one in my kitchen that leaves the room smelling of photo chemicals.
Hope you like them.