A Beautiful Look at the Meticulous Process Behind Large Format Photography

In the world of analogue photography, the larger you go in format, the more time, discipline and resources it typically takes to capture and develop your photographs. And while the age-old technique of developing film takes due diligence no matter the format, large format photography in particular has a certain quality to the process that makes it stand out from the rest.

The above video, shared by photographer Lúis Plácido, takes a captivating look at that process.

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At just under four minutes it’s a fairly quick watch; so, film-geek or not, press play and enjoy. For a full list of the analogue gear used in the video and more details, check out the video’s description on Vimeo.

(via The Phoblographer)

  • Aezreth

    Short & sweet, would have loved to see more.

  • docholliday666

    One of my favorite ways to spend a day! Dragging out my Deardorff 4×5 and Fuji Acros for a few hours and the rest of the night in the darkroom! Nothing like the tactile feel of LF and the lack of having to cull dozens of frames for “the one”.


    Like Amish craftsmanship but with film

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  • Jeremiah True

    I’ve gotten back into 4×5 recently and while I wish I could use a darkroom, I don’t have space/time/money but the process was one of my favorites.

  • bela

    Great little film, really well done and gets across the meditative quality of shooting larger film formats. Nothing is auto, you gotta pay attention to every single step which I find creates a great consciousness and connection to what you are doing. What is that, 8×10? Or larger, 11×14?

  • Guest

    love that bag