Fellow student Nicole Kouri (left) poses for Cristias Rosas Chocano.
We shot at the Morris-Jumel Mansion for our large format (LF) class.
The mansion was built in 1765, eleven years prior to the American Revolution.
Then-General George Washington made it his HQ in 1776.
The natural lighting is superb.
And of course the model's classic beauty suited the house.
A couple of people have asked what I think of shooting large format (4 x 5).
Let's just say it makes medium format feel like a point and shoot.
The tricky part is focusing a dark, inverted image through the rear ground class.
It is easy to ruin an image, either due to accidental exposure, improper loading or processing glitches.
Today's shoot was in colour.
I'll have the prints by Saturday.
From the B&W contact sheet I printed today, two of the five images are in focus.
Our instructor says not to be discouraged.
If large format was a ski run it would be a double black diamond.