Roger Hicks, "Medium and Large Format Photography: Moving Beyond 35mm for Better Pictures"
Amphoto Books | ISBN: 0817445579 | 2001 | 408 pages | PDF | 10 Mb
This fine book by two accomplished photographers offers an excellent introduction to medium- and large-format photography. For 35mm photographers eager to move up, it is one of the few titles available about medium-format photography and the only recent one. The authors first discuss the many advantages of working with negatives and transparencies in formats larger than 35mm. They next deal with medium-format equipment, which uses roll film, and then large-format cameras, which rely on sheet film in various sizes, most often ranging from 4" 5" to 8" 10". Each of these chapters includes examples of some of the best equipment available in each category. There is also a separate chapter on lenses and accessories, including tripods, light meters, and filters, and another chapter devoted entirely to the darkroom. The book concludes with brief personal essays by each of the authors and appendixes that include information on Polaroid processes, custom cameras, and suggestions for making better photographs.
This informative book is beautifully illustrated with examples of camera equipment and of excellent photographs. Appropriate for all libraries, especially public and academic libraries with good photography collections. Highly recommended.