Hey look, I’m Jonathan Canlas! (Hardly.)
I’m giving a talk on photography to some Cub Scouts tomorrow, and the main event will be having them shoot each other using my Toyo-View C 4×5 view camera, using Fuji FP-3000B instant film. Instant photo gratification for nine year olds…can’t beat it! Strobes and everything. So I did a test with the camera today (haven’t used it in awhile).
Just like Mr Canlas, I scanned the ‘throw away’ negative rather than scanning the actual positive print. Has a little more character this way. Inverted it, flipped it, adjusted levels and added a little sepia tone. The solarization is interesting, as that doesn’t exist on the positive.
I set up an Alien Bees B800 strobe, and bounced it off the ceiling behind the camera. Since this is ISO 3200 film, a little light goes a long way. f/22.5 if I recall. I triggered the strobe using CyberSync radio triggers. 250mm lens.
My eldest son just had eye surgery last week, so he’s got an eye patch on. In case you were wondering.
I only have a polaroid back for this camera, so I had to borrow my friend’s Fuji pack film back. Unfortunately he’s going to sell it afterward, so this might be the last Fuji instant film I use on the Toyo. Oh well…