Doug Stockdale's Singular Images

February 25, 2014

Instant Nomad – Anaheim

Filed under: Instant Nomad, Photography, Projects/Series — Tags: , — Doug Stockdale @ 4:19 am

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untitled (Anaheim, CA) copyright 2014 Douglas Stockdale.

So I have been continuing to think about what makes the wider format of the Samsung 4 cell-camera images so intriguing. Perhaps it finally dawned on me and maybe I’m the last to figure this out but it’s a similar wide ratio as to my high-def t.v. It was one of those Olympic moments, glued to the the t.v. for a while and suffering through some dumb commercials when I finally noticed the similarities. I guess this wide ratio effect can also be termed cinematic.

Never thought of myself as a panoramic guy, but now I find it intriging. Interesting, but I think most of the full-frame digital cameras still defer to the old 35mm format ratio as the golden rule. The only panoramic camera that comes quickly to mind is the Hasselblad and if I recall correctly, it uses 35mm film, not the 120 film. Not just ready to make this small camera investment at the moment but if any of you want to donate one (or lend it for a couple of years) because your has an inch of dust on it and been sitting in the attic for the last five years, let me know.

Meanwhile, I continue to explore the use of this wide-format camera in conjunction with some projects, this photograph above is part of the Instant Nomad series.

Cheers!

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