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    What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    What is the most difficult photography?

    Not the most difficult location, such as Mt Everest, deep sea, balloon aerial, warfare

    Perhaps the demanding visual criteria of high cost homes, buildings for sale and expensive interiors of yachts, airplanes

    Perhaps LF Studio cameras may be the only way to

    Apple Park?
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    Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    I would think LF macro work rates up there with the hard ones to do.

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    Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    LF DSO or planetary astrophotography is ludicrously impossible enough that — with no exceptions I can think of — only large, professional observatories could accomplish it.
    Newly made large format dry plates available! Look:
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    Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Beasley View Post
    I would think LF macro work rates up there with the hard ones to do.
    i'm planning to do some LF MICRO photography with living subjects at some point. wish me luck.

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    Portraits. Too many critics and opinions.

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    Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    For me, definitely portraiture. I think that it all depend on one's own personality. I've done some nice portraits. But, I prefer photography where people are absent.

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    Snowflake photography

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    Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by BrianShaw View Post
    Portraits. Too many critics and opinions.
    ...or it is too easy. Landscapes can be the same way.

    But basically, I'd say any image-making where time is an issue can be a challenge for LF.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by maltfalc View Post
    i'm planning to do some LF MICRO photography with living subjects at some point. wish me luck.
    You said MICRO. Do you mean working above 1:1 with an LF camera and its lens (macro or not) or with a microscope with a trinocular head or something equivalent?

    If not with a microscope and the subjects are mobile, how do you plan to maintain focus and composition while inserting the film holder etc. ? I ask because I've fiddled with using focusing frames with a Graphic and gave up.

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    Re: What is the Most Difficult Large Format Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    You said MICRO. Do you mean working above 1:1 with an LF camera and its lens (macro or not) or with a microscope with a trinocular head or something equivalent?

    If not with a microscope and the subjects are mobile, how do you plan to maintain focus and composition while inserting the film holder etc. ? I ask because I've fiddled with using focusing frames with a Graphic and gave up.
    i said MICRO in all caps to make it perfectly clear that i meant micro, with a microscope, not macro.

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