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    What is Large Format Photography

    I propose a new definition of Large Format Photography and ask all to participate.

    What does it mean to you? How can we reach an understanding that allows discussion and difference of opinion without flaming each other over those differences?

    First off I fully accept the traditional film and view camera definition.

    I also consider the following to be part of the new large format.

    1. A digital back, 39mp minimum, on a view camera is large format.

    2. Stitching captures in post, 150mb minimum, is large format.

    3. Output by inkjet, Lambda, or silver halide more than 16" in one dimension is large format.

    That's it, what do you think?

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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    Dude, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but before proposing a new definition for a 9 year old forum that you have participated in for what? a week?.............have you done any searches on these topics and read the volumes of discussions on this topic that have gone on for years? Personally I have participated in dozens of related threads. Your point number #3 is the only one that has not been beaten to death multiple times, but it is irrelevant as this Large Format Photography Forum refers to camera size, not print size.
    Thanks,
    Kirk

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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    Nope, I am interested in what people think today.

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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    How about banning troublemakers?
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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffacme View Post
    Nope, I am interested in what people think today.
    See what Kirk said for what I think.

    Sandy King

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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    Duck!!!!!

    Incoming!


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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    If you have to ask, you can't afford it.

    Grin.

    I don't think today. I'm grading students' portfolios. Ask me on Friday if I can think, once I'm through grading final exams.
    When I grow up, I want to be a photographer.

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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Lockrey View Post
    How about banning troublemakers?
    See what Greg said about troublemakers.

    Sandy King

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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    Kirk said it spot on and output size does not determine format.

    jan

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    Re: What is Large Format Photography

    Quote Originally Posted by jeffacme View Post
    Nope, I am interested in what people think today.
    I refer to this stuff as "fraternity house talk." A real waste to time.

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