Macro on Large Format: Wet Plate Experiment by Markus Hofstaetter

Austrian photographer Markus Hofstaetter tested the limits of his patience with a unique large format macro experiment. He connected two large format wet plate cameras together to give him enough extension to magnify his tiny subject, in this case, a flower.

For a graphical presentation of the experiment, below is an image showing the actual size of a regular full frame / 35 mm camera with a 10x12cm plate and 18x24cm plate overlapping:

© Markus Hofstaetter c/o DPREVIEW

The result is a stunning analogue image on large format:

© Markus Hofstaetter c/o DPREVIEW

Check out Markus' video on the full process:


We are always on the lookout for new experimental escapades — we want to see what creative capture you have come up with! Share you own photographic projects on Lomohome or social media with the hashtag #heylomography.

written by crissyrobles on 2018-10-03 #gear #videos #large-format

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