This video shows the entire end to end process of taking a photo with a large format 4×5 camera.

The video is the nineth video in a short series following my experience of starting out with large format photography. The camera I’m using is an Intrepid 4×5 Camera (

In this video I run through the entire end to end process of setting up the 4×5 camera and taking a photograph. Although I chose to do this indoors this time, the process (apart from the light metering approach) is the same whether you are indoors or outdoors. It’s quite a long video so I’ve put a table of contents below in case you want to skip to a particular part.

In a later video I’ll show you how I scanned the image.

Hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions or comments please pop them in the YouTube comments section and I’ll do my best to answer them.

By the way the Ben Horne video I mentioned is at:

00:00 – Introduction
00:45 – Background
02:36 – Basic camera setup on the tripod
06:10 – Attaching the lens board and cable release
08:57 – Composition and focussing explanation
12:05 – Getting ready to meter (lighting intent) and shoot
13:51 – Metering
15:26 – Attaching film holder
18:00 – Close up of setting the lens controls
19:14 – Taking the picture (finally!!)
21:09 – Wrap up

Kodak EKTAR 100
Developed: Peak Imaging (Sheffield) –

Camera: Intrepid 4×5 Camera (Second Generation)
Lens: Nikon Nikkor 90mm f/8.0 SW

Camera 1: Canon EOS 200D (Canon EOS Rebel SL2)
Audio Mic 1: RØDE VideoMic Pro+

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