Did anyone else notice?

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  1. Christie Photo

    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I had the hearings on TV yesterday and, during the first break, the camera panned around the room showing all the photographers milling about. I spotted a guy using what looked to be like a wooden camera with a waist-level viewer. I watched him make an exposure, replace the dark slide into the 4x5 film holder, flip it around and remove the other slide for the next shot.

    I had NO idea anyone would still be doing this at an event like this.


     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Interesting... a good way to attract attention I suppose.
     
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    I believe the guy is David Burnett. He is a professional PJ who shoots a 4x5 camera.
     
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    David Burnett shot some really cool photos at the last Olympics using a large format camera. He also covered,I believe, the last Obama election with the same equipment. Some of the photos were quite interesting. Of course when one uses a large format camera and a 200 to 240 millimeter lens, there is a different look for each picture angle. Over the last 20 years or so we have grown accustomed to a lot of half-frame digital "looks " from aps-c and aps-h cameras in heavy use among the Press Corps.

    A good comparison would be the tight headshots that Chuck Close used to do using a 4 by 5 and 360 mm lens. His photos had so little depth of field that the ears of people were well out of focus, while their eyes and noses were in-focus.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Good call! You can see what I saw here.

    Thanks, Rick!

    -Pete
     
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    I didn't notice that!

    But huzzah. :icon_cheers: Frankly, when you get to that level, the equipment is just an extension of your hands. It stood out to others, but he was just focused on the job.
     

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