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    Mark is right. Just playing with your camera will teach you a lot.

    If you go to YouTube and type in 4x5 photography there are a lot of home made videos about 4x5 photography. It's nice to have video to help bring the printed material alive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark View Post
    Welcome to the slippery slope. Just imagine how cool an 8x10 would be.

    The best thing I did when learning was to put the camera on the tripod and play. No film just play with movements.
    Yes, this is good advice. Set some things on a tabletop, place the camera so it's pointed down at about a 30 degree angle and just move the things around, focussing and using movements on different arrangements. Do the same thing outside with buildings, using the movements to control perspective (back) and plane of focus (front).

    Two items you will find invaluable are a good darkcloth and a good focussing loupe.

    N.B. An 8x10 has 4 times the area of a 4x5 so the groundglass is correspondingly easier to view the subject on.

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    whats fun is trying to get everything in focus from near to far, tilt the back a bit, tilt the front a bit, stop the lens down. bammm you got it. where sometimes there is a bit more to it than that, depends on what you are shooting , but the challenge is fun
    "Why thats one of those old black and white cameras aint it?"

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    THANK YOU GUYS for all the good info,this why i love this site. stevep51

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    There is a good video on youtube that shows the Scheimpflug theory and he goes through the steps while using a cereal box as an example. It is a good video to give you an idea on how to get what you want in focus. Just go to youtube and do a search for Scheimpflug and it will pop up.

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