I would love to hear any and all opinions on the following:
I work in the department that does photography for the company. Our photography is used for CD-ROM, Internet, Print Media (brochures) and wall graphics. I assist my manager who does the majority of the shooting.
We use a Cambo 4x5 camera for most photo shoots where we know the end use is a brochure or wall graphic. We also have a digital FUGIFILM FinePix S2 pro that we hoped would give us similar quality to our 4x5 shots – It hasn’t. What I would like to know is:
1. Are there any digital alternatives that anyone has had success with to our 4x5 camera that will give us comparable results? If so -- examples.
2. Our subjects are things like sterilizers (which are large metal boxes), surgical lights, operating tables etc. Is there a type of camera that is specifically good at shooting stainless steel and detailed machinery type shots?
3. Is 4x5 photography a dying art?
4. Does anyone know of any good resources on 4x5 photography? Websites, Books etc.
You can probably tell I am no expert. On photography, that is true. I am the poor sod who spends hours scanning, touching up in Photoshop, loading and unloading film etc. There has to be a better way!
Any responses are greatly appreciated.