Many, many years ago, way before DSLR cameras were even imagined, people shot photos on large film like 4×5. That’s big film – 20 square inches of detail. It can be extraordinary.
Modern digital is amazing, too, for many modern uses.
… But for certain applications a good large format shot can’t be beat, especially if you are printing BIG. The detail is impressive close-up. In Watershed I chose to shoot most of the work on larger film formats including 6×7 (cm), 4×5 (inch) and 24×58 (mm) film.
A couple of our photo course/program graduates have discovered the beauty of film and older technology equipment – rangefinder cameras and exceptional glass. They can be inexpensive (used) and impressive.
Have you ever shot large format film? When was the last time you shot film at all?!