Thursday, March 24, 2011


Industrial photography takes place within or on behalf of an industrial organization. It documents production processes, products, work organization, employees, the layout, equipment, culture or enterprise.
It started out in the 1850's and 60's when photographers would generally document the railway industry.
Industrial photography is a very broad photography space and can coincide with other styles of photography such as documentary, architecture, portraiture etc etc, basically anything.
Generally industrial photography uses only available light, and excess and additional lights are not used. Hence tripods are a good tool to bring along on industrial shoots to cater for this.
OH&S is another important factor to consider when going on an industrial shoot, often excess safety gear will need to be worn or utilized.
It is also important to consider the safety of your equipment, for example bringing long lenses when shooting dangerous or messy jobs so that you can remain a safe distance from the scene but still get in on the action with your lense.
Here are my six shots from our industry shoot at the Fyshwick CIT campus.

Interior space including ceiling and floor. Horizontal & Vertical.

Chiaroscuro techniques

HDR: Have to admit I've never done one of these because I absolutley HATE the way they look.

Detail shot


Other stuff

Thursday, March 3, 2011

WEEK 3: Large Format Cameras

* Better Resolution for a given print size
* Sheet film = control of processing
* Full control of; - Lens position, image shape, depth of field, film back position, perspective

* heavier and nearly always require a tripod
* cumbersome and require more preparation

Different types of formats:
* 3.5 x 4.5
* 4 x 5
* 5 x 7
* 8 x 10
* 11 x 14
* 20 x 24

Different types:
*flat bed
*field cameras