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"for those who want a break from today's high-tech photography by returning to the most basic methods of photography using inexpensive materials and methods." - Photo District News
Primitive Photography combines the simplicity of pinhole photography, the handmade quality of alternative processes, and the precision of large-format. For those seeking alternatives to commercially prepared material as well as digital photography, it provides the instructions for creating the entire photographic process from the ground up. Given its scope and treatment of the photographic process as a whole, this may be the first book of its kind to appear in over a century.See all Editorial Reviews
I wanted to learn how to make a "Cut Film" holder.
Not a glass plate holder!
This book was not what I was looking for at all. I was looking for a book that would give me insight, ideas, and theory into how to build your own large format cameras and build... Read morePublished 8 months ago by B-Man 123
It was an excellent experience. The item was better than described, it arrived on time and in good order.Published 14 months ago by ericr
I actually thought this book was going to be more about a variety of 'primitive' (I prefer original) photography techniques, etc. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Gregory J. Bell
I loved this book, I'm a much more visual person as an artist so all of the diagrams helped a lot. A ton of information that I can use and now build upon as I build new cameras in... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Katie Pinette
Mr. Greene has compiled the essential reference for anyone wishing to re-create several photographic processes and cameras. Read morePublished on June 25, 2013 by Eben Ostby
I had rented this book from Amazon Kindle thinking that it would be a good guide on how to make actual lenses. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Wing Wong
I purchased the book because I was interested in building simple lenses. It did that and more. It encouraged my to build a sliding box 8x10... Read morePublished on October 30, 2011 by Mark Fisher
Unlike most of my friends, I got into photography at the high-tech end and immediately started working backwards, starting digital and moving into color film and then black and... Read morePublished on March 27, 2010 by The Clock