Large format photography by Thomas Baumann

On these pages I would like to show some of the photographs that I took with my 4x5 inch view camera, which is pictured on the right while taking a picture of the forest floor.

Taking a picture with a large format view camera is quite different from using a 35 mm single lens reflex camera or a point-and-shoot. The picture is composed on a ground glass, where an inverted and upside-down image can be viewed and inspected with a magnifier for better focusing. While actually taking the photograph, the viewing ground glass is replaced by the film. The simplicity of the view camera makes for a strong photographing experience. It also offers possibilities like no other camera, like perspective and depth-of-field control (see my page on view camera technique).

My camera in the woods
[ see the photo I took ]

Last modified: 2003-12-12
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