More complicated than you think: The View Camera

A photobug was recently describing the benefits of a view camera. I always thought they were just old-timey cameras. What I didn’t realize is that the rear section where the photo is exposed could move towards/away from the front, up/down, or tilt. Those features give you an amazing amount of control over the way an image is captured. You can even take a picture of a tall building close up by kajiggering the camera correctly.

It’s weird that we’ve got these fancy digital cameras, but have lost many of the abilities of this old machine.

Let’s hear it for those who have come before us!