Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Recommended film camera for graphic design usage

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Recommended film camera for graphic design usage

    Are 4x5 large format cameras good for fine art/illustrations/taking parts of parts of graphic project to later assemble?

    Also if you know, what kind of cameras would designers prefer before scanners and aside of expensive repro or stat prints?

  • #2
    DSLR because they get the job done fast with little running costs.

    As much as I appreciate the quality of medium and large format film, it's not very practical nowadays.

    Comment


    • #3
      Before digital (and for a time after, for that matter) designers didn't especially care about the type or brand of cameras, we cared about good clear film. I worked mostly with 35mm film and the occasional 4x5.
      This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
      "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

      Comment


      • #4
        Are you starting a museum?
        Did designers even shoot the imagery they used? There were pro photographers that did that work. For what we do, a fine grain film is what we prefer. Usually 4x5 but 2x3 works. You can keep the 35mm. 100 is ok. 200 isn't too bad. 400, the image couldn't be any larger than 11x17 before grain becomes a real problem.

        Comment


        • #5
          We rarely went as large as a full page (8x10") image, so 35mm was fine for us. I think our guys normally shot 100 speed, lower if they were in the studio.
          This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
          "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

          Comment


          • #6
            I (Photographers I would use) would shoot 8x10's back in the day. I miss the giant trannies
            Sketching not only helps you work out good ideas, it helps you get past the bad ones.

            Comment


            • #7
              You know Pan, the younger crowd is gonna begin to wonder what side of the tracks yer walkin there. LOL.

              8x10s were rare by the time I got into this. I did pay for one once, when we had an old patent drawing that was more of a painting with extremely fine line art. Between the set up and the bracketing, it was a VERY expensive afternoon.

              Comment


              • #8
                LOL @ "giant trannies."
                This post is brought to you by the letter E and the number 9. Those are the buttons I push to get a Twix out of the candy machine.
                "I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process."

                Comment


                • #9
                  It was for an imaging client. They really cared how the art produced and were willing to pay for the best.
                  Sketching not only helps you work out good ideas, it helps you get past the bad ones.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    what would you guys mainly takes pictures of? was it detailed illustrations , type, final pages etc?? (not talking about final reproduction)

                    Could you print on normal photocopy paper or standard thick drawing paper?

                    Comment

                    Search

                    Collapse

                    Advertisement

                    Collapse

                    Latest Topics

                    Collapse

                    • joshnx
                      Comment on Questions about your graphic design CV
                      joshnx
                      I have exported from InDesign as well, but that's not the problem, some of the sites I was applying from ask for CV's less than 500KB, 2 MB would be fine if that were the case.
                      Today, 05:27 PM
                    • Protagonist
                      Reply to Dream like vector portrait female.
                      Protagonist
                      PrintDriver Thanks for your response. Yeah the highlight on her contours is what I'm most unhappy with and will probably be adjusting this in new versions. I didn't think of the texture being looked at...
                      Today, 04:48 PM
                    • kemingMatters
                      Comment on Questions about your graphic design CV
                      kemingMatters
                      Why does it have to be converted to PDF from word? you can get much more reasonable PDF file sizes when exporting from inDesign. Most of those max file size limits are 2mb, you should be able create a...
                      Today, 01:01 PM
                    • joshnx
                      Reply to Questions about your graphic design CV
                      joshnx
                      .
                      It's really helpful to know you have been on both sides i.e applying as well as hiring, so I will stick to your advice about keeping it plain. Thanks.



                      That might...
                      Today, 12:48 PM
                    • Cosmo
                      Reply to How to achieve this business card look on the text? On CS6
                      Cosmo
                      It looks like it's supposed to be a spot glass coating on a matte card. No great way to simulate that in InDesign. Best way to make it happen is call the printer that is printing it and ask them, but...
                      Today, 12:43 PM

                    GDF A division of Mediabistro Holdings Adweek | Mediabistro | Clio | Film Expo Group Contact Us | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy Copyright 2016 Mediabistro Holdings
                    Working...
                    X