large_format's Journal

Medium & Large Format Photography
Posting Access:
All Members , Moderated


This community is intended for anyone who is interested in advanced photography. The discussions here will generally focus on formats larger than 35mm.

Appropriate topics or questions include:

- monorail/field cameras (4x5, 5x7, 8x10 etc.)
- medium format SLR cameras (6x6.45, 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, 6x12, 6x17 etc.)
- medium format TLR cameras (6x6)
- light meters
- technique (movements, tips etc.)
- scanners
- lenses/bellows/misc accessories
- films (B&W, negative, positive)
- photographers
- filters
- the philosophy behind LF
- switching from other formats

Examples of what not to post:

"My Sony Cybershot broke, and now I'm thinking of buying a good DSLR. What should I buy?? My budget is $200. Thx!"

"Hay guyz! My boyfriend just bought me a Rebel XT and I love it!!1 How come it doesnt record video though???"

"I just took some shots of myself with my webcam. I also wrote a poem. Tell me what you think!"

You get the point. Posting your pictures is highly encouraged, granted that they were taken using a view camera, TLR or medium format SLR camera. When you do however, please consider other people's journals and screen resolutions. That said, it's generally a good idea to put images over 800 pixels (either way) under an lj-cut. This does not mean you have to post small images - in fact, large images are encouraged. Technical notes of your pictures are a plus too, since we are all trying to learn technique here.

This community is not moderated, and hopefully never will be. Membership is open to anyone who wants to join. The traffic on here will be very light, as large format photography is a small niche of its own. If you would like to promote other communities here, please contact the maintainer first (otherwise the post will be removed).

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