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    In Atlanta, wanting to learn View Camera

    Hi,

    I'm in Atlanta, I've just bought my first view camera, Calumet CC-402. I want to shoot architecture with it. I have zero experience but would pay someone to learn.

    Please help me,

    Darryl

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    Hi Darryl,

    Get A Copy Of :

    Using The View Camera, by Steve Simmons

    That will start you off with the basics until you find
    an instructor or mentor, check eBay sometimes
    you can find a used copy for $5.00 - 10.00.


    Ron
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    Thank you sir, I have it, but feel I need some hands-on instruction.

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    You're Welcome !
    I'm floating in the same boat.
    Until then: Practice, Practice, Practice !


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    Thank you sir. I'm thinking of reselling my 4x5 and getting a 5x7 and simply old-school contact printing.

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    Ron, would be sufficient.

    The view camera can be a harsh device.
    Fortunately, as it is breaking us down, it is also building us up.
    I creates a very strong photographic foundation.


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    I have a copy of the Steve Simmons book, and shot a ton of paper negs practicing, and feel fairly confident when shooting film. I agree with Ron, set up your rig and practice. Even if you dont shoot any film, set up some still life models and practice composition along with camera tilts and shifts.
    Rick A
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kekhotep View Post
    Thank you sir. I'm thinking of reselling my 4x5 and getting a 5x7 and simply old-school contact printing.
    5x7 film is harder to find than 4x5, keep the camera! Where in Atlanta are you? I'm up near Roswell.
    Gary Beasley

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    You might want to sign up for our Vision and Technique Workshop. Next one will be in New Orleans, April 1-3 and after that in Bucks County, PA, May 27-29. Guaranteed you will learn all you will ever need to learn about view cameras and making contact prints.

    And I am giving a talk in Atlanta on October 6 at the Carlos Museum, at Emory. 7 PM and it is free. I have an exhibition up at the museum--all contact prints.


    Michael A. Smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by glbeas View Post
    5x7 film is harder to find than 4x5, keep the camera! Where in Atlanta are you? I'm up near Roswell.
    Hi, I live in Marietta, right near The Square.



 

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