I am always the harshest critic of my own prints and see the entire act of producing quality photographs to be an ongoing continuous quality improvement process. I needed to be about a foot back further from where I was for this exposure as the bottom of the front left chair is cut off. Sometimes having a large 8x10 focusing screen to account for results in stimulus overload and unless you are very mindful, it is an easy matter to miss some relevant factor in framing.
I found dimensions for a film carrier for scanning 8x10 negatives on the Epson V700 that a large format photographer in England had built for himself and copied his design. It keeps the negative off the glass at the right distance and helps eliminate newtons rings in the scan. Free is good, as nobody is building one of these commercially at this point.
I am thrilled with the detail that these big pieces of film provide and feel the tradeoff, in terms of weight and inconvenience is well worth the final product. If the digital camera and lenses were not in their backpack, they would have a layer of dust on them.
“I think style is just the end result of personal experience. It would be problematic for me to photograph in another style. I’m drawn to places and subject matter that have personal connections for me and I photograph in a way that seems right. Where does it all come from, who knows?” – Michael Kenna