Digitizing 4×5 Film

For a new book project, and to start digitizing my extensive film library, I’ve been copying my 4×5 transparencies using Lewis Kemper’s KLIC2Copy Film to Digital Copier with my 61MP Sony A7R4. To maximize the resolution, I use Sony’s Pixel Shift camera setting and software to create a 200+gb file. Due to the extreme contrast for some of my captures, I use a 9 frame exposure bracket when copying to see what detail I could recover in the shadows.

The photographs shown here have never been published or rarely seen so it is fun to reveal images I exposed as far back as 1984.

I’ve been posting new work as I go along so check on Facebook or Instagram to follow along!

 

Winter sunset on El Capitan, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 1992

 

Winter Sunset, El Capitan and Black Oaks, El Capitan Meadow, Yosemite National Park, California 1985

 

Maples and Boulders, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 1984

 

Frosted leaves, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 1992

 

Merced River in winter, Merced River Canyon, Yosemite National Park, California 1985

 

Cattail reeds, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 1989