view camera

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view camera

[′vyü ‚kam·rə]
(optics)
A camera that can be focused at both front and back, with adjustments for tilts, swings, shifts, and rise and fall, to control the shape of the subject in the image; it has a groundglass on the back which enables the photographer to view the image to be recorded.
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Popular "Brownie" cameras from the 1930s through the 1960s are also on display, as well as a bellows camera such as the one Mountjoy would have used.
Large-scale apparatus includes a large-format bellows camera, early movie projectors, a Polaroid copier, plus examples of machines that took mug shots for driver's licenses.
Charles said: "The bellows camera is fantastic because the large sheet of film records the detail of all the faces, even when hundreds of people appear in the picture.
Charles, who also has a stall at the market, uses a bellows camera with a vintage lens that, he says, helps lend a timeless quality to his photos.
The giant group picture will be taken by renowned Teesside photographer Charles Twist, using a traditional and very large bellows camera, as part of the Show Us Your Art Festival.
For the photograph he will be using a traditional (and very large) bellows camera - as part of the Show Us Your Art Festival in the town.
The portraits are of artists and craftsmen based in the area and are all taken on a large bellows camera with vintage lenses.
On two occasions, cases project into the central street, like abstractions of antique bellows cameras.