The 2012 North American tour recap continues, from one cost to the other, after San Francisco came Toronto, Canada.
Toronto fun fun fun this year – two weekends, two workshops. And the fact the Monika flew over from Germany and joined me for the next three weeks, made it even greater! <3
Let’s start with the first weekend: BIG cameras, large format 4×5.
No wait, let’s start with beer 🙂 I met with a bunch of Torontonians (and non-Torontonians) the evening before the workshop. I even tried poutine for the first time. It’s almost like Pommes mit Soße, a staple of German cuisine, heheh.
I discussed big cameras on TFTTF with Sean Galbraith. Talking analog and large format with Sean is always a good thing and having a microphone around to bake it into a TFTTF episode is even better.
Then on the weekend we held a 4×5 large format film workshop in Toronto. I shot some footage, edited it into a video and posted the video here.
Large format photography (and especially 4×5) really is an incredibly organic process and if you love film photography, you’ll love the video!
And if you don’t understand why some people fall in love with film photography, the video might help you understand.
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In August 2012, ten people met in Toronto to celebrate one of the most magic ways of making photographs: with a 4×5 (and an 8×10) camera, using film. They spent three days to learn and explore every facet of the large format, from portraiture to landscape and architecture, from tilt and swing to rise and fall, from push to pull and from beginner to expert. This is the full version of the video.
If you liked this video, you might also enjoy “120”, a short film
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