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    Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    I've found quite a few articles about movements with large format, but they are usually incomplete (i.e., they explain some) and do not explain much about the interaction between them.

    Does anyone know a good book or tutorial that explain all movements including combinations of them (for example, tilting and swinging together)?

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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    One way to learn (which many of us have followed I suspect) is to just get a view camera and start using it. It's like a learning musical instrument: a little slow in the beginning but eventually you will control the camera without much thought and you will be concentrating on your image.

    There are many affordable monorail cameras which provide all possible movements front and rear.

    You might find this brief article helpful: it shows some cases involving compound movements.

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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    I seldom use much movements a little goes a long way. Sometimes a little rise etc.

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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    Look for Photo Know-how by Carl Koch and Jost J. Marchesi. Very good tutorial.


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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    Surprised nobody mentioned that yet - Using the view camera by Steve Simmons. Also The view camera by Harvey Shaman and there are a few more, this is just what comes to my mind.

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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    My absolute reference is View Camera Technique by Leslie Stroebel.

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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by Morten View Post
    My absolute reference is View Camera Technique by Leslie Stroebel.
    Also a good one, yes. It makes you want to understand in depth the technique of our photography and that is always good.

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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    All good answers, Ken Lee's advice is very useful.

    My first camera I set up in house and simply tried all the movements on objects at hand. Shift and rise really excited me.

    Later subtle tilts became interesting.

    That said, many shoot with very few movements as the subject doesn't require them.

    DOF is also interesting.
    sin eater

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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    The Sinar Photo Know How book is excellent. While it naturally refers to Sinar cameras, the principles are the same for all cameras. The exercises alone are worth the nominal cost of the book.

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    Re: Movements book or tutorial recommendations

    This is a simple, introductory level tutorial about camera movements by Fred Newman, which I found very helpful when I was starting with large format:

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