Size Doesn’t Matter
I am just finishing up a job in San Diego this week and was reminded of belief that tripods for large format cameras should be… well.. large too. It makes perfect sense if you think about it. It’s a big camera, wouldn’t you want something sturdy under it? And I am reminded of so many visits to camera stores where the well meaning salesperson was trying to suggest a tripod two sizes bigger than I would need. But why would you want to make a heavy camera heavier? I feel like there would be more large format photographers if it wasn’t made out to be such a macho sport. I talk a lot about the camera but making pictures has nothing to do with the camera… it has to do with how you see. If you see what you want, the camera, whatever it’s size, disappears.
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