Retro-Grouch Photography in Real RAW
The idea of resetting my priorities as a photographer has had me looking at shooting b/w portraits in Real-RAW on a 4×5. To me, there is something meditative, organic, and unique with handling a camera like this to shoot images of a person.
This portrait was one of a set of images I was commissioned by the subject back in the late 90’s – she wanted a unique feel to her portrait.
Using a Zone VI 4×5, I shot with a Schneider Symmar 210 f/5.6 with a single light source inside a 24×32 softbox.
Shot on Tri-X at ISO 200 with N-1 development in Kodak HC110 – this is a contact print scanned on a crappy flatbed scanner.