Monday, 20 February 2012

Deliberate distortion.

The enlarger is not there just to correct distortion but to add it as a compositional tool, in some cases to comic effect. The most obvious way of producing this is to bend the paper by clamping it between two blocks in a convex or concave shape. Double curves are possible. Remember the effect  aperture has on the depth of field and allow for it by using a larger F number to compensate and don't lose sight of the fact you will need to use dodgers to adjust the relative exposure.
This is Johnny from Fifth gear doing his piece to camera
about the re-launch of the Larda 4x4.

Agfa APX, iso 100, developed in PMK Pyro,
printed on Ilford paper