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Watch an Expert Woodworker Build a Traditional Large Format Camera

11 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Patrick Sullivan is a woodworker with over 50 years of experience under his belt. In this 15-minute video, Sullivan shares how he spent the last couple of months building a traditional large format camera - a project that kept him “absolutely fascinated.”
Before sharing his particular build process, Sullivan first gives a brief history of large format cameras, from the simple, large, and unwieldy cameras used in the first half-century of photography to the beautiful devices that emerged as the art form grew and evolved.
Sullivan notes that allowing the film plane to be tilted and the lens...
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