Despite having next to no personal experience with film photography, I am tempted to get a large format camera. A colleague of mine just bought one.
A portrait of a dog.
“Sister from another litter” to our own Norrie, Polly is a Lancashire Heeler that lives in Norrköping. This photo was taken during the annual Swedish Lancashire Heeler breed club dog show, where Polly was shown in the junior
The weather was rapidly changing from scorching sun to chilling overcast with winds and I wanted to give the image a bit of depth, so I took this photo while crawling on the grass. To further add a bit of “pop” to the image, Linnea was holding a speedlight at 1/4 or 1/8 power on a monopod above Polly, pointing it down at her face. A touch of local contrast gave the image a very sharp look.
Nothing fancy, just a close-up shot of one of a few old film cameras I have in a bookshelf. Lit by two SB-26:s, one through a white shoot-through umbrella above subject to camera left, and another SB-26 with a homemade straw snoot aimed into the lens just to push a little more detail into the white text around the lens.
I used a pair of PocketWizard Plus X flash triggers to trigger the flash in this shoot. Compared to working with a long sync cable, I definitely prefer working with the new PocketWizards. They feel sturdy enough and I haven’t yet had a single frame where the flashes didn’t fire with the Plus X triggers. I also enjoy having the possiblity of triggering the flashes from my light meter, it just makes taking a light reading so much simpler.