LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHY
SPECIALIZING IN FINE ART LANDSCAPES
INSPIRED by Larry E. Crane
Photography Offering Encouragement
My photography is devoted to capturing and sharing God's glory as seen through His creation. The inspired artwork in this book seeks to offer encouragement through God's word. I sincerely desire that you are reminded of God's presence and the hope He provides.
Creating memorable images using photographic techniques is a love affair that traces its origins to my childhood. For me, it is about creating a “Wow!” reaction, about being provoked in an emotional way to the beauty of God's world. In today’s oversaturated world of snapshots from mobile devices, I think it is ever more important to capture the world around us in a meaningful, thoughtful, artistic manner thereby creating something of lasting value.
My first camera was a hand-me-down Kodak Disc 4000 from my grandparents. Maybe not the most technical camera in which to learn, but it stirred the intrigue of capturing moments in time forever. After college and starting a family, my go to camera was a Canon EOS Rebel 2000, which documented our family’s life and continued to push me to be more creative with these important images. In 2008, digital photography entered my life with the Nikon D90, then the D7000, then the D600, then I stopped chasing the digital upgrade path to pursue something more: Large format 4x5 film images. With unparalleled image quality and camera control, large format cameras offer the greatest creativity and long-term image value available. The limitation is my imagination.
My collection of images spans a number of years across digital and film platforms. Lightroom and Photoshop are just as important for post-processing as the dark room was to early photographers. But the greatest value of an image is the combination of the image captured, it’s post-processing, and the final print.
An image only realizes its full potential when printed. I truly hope you enjoy my work!
Intrepid 4x5 Mk4 Camera
Whether you are new to large format photography or a seasoned professional, the Intrepid 4x5 Mk4 is the ideal large format field camera. It is super compact, lightweight, and simple to use while offering a huge range of advanced features. The Intrepid 4x5 Mk4 accepts shutter-style 4x5 lenses from 75mm-300mm.
Large-format cameras like the Intrepid Mk4 offer more control over the final geometry of the photographed subjects as well as the perspective over other types of digital cameras. Area of sharpness, as well, can be easily controlled. The front standard has a full range of independently controlled rise/fall (42mm / 30mm), shift (30mm), tilt(+/- 45º), and swing (+/- 45º) movements. There are also guides to give you complete precision, plus zeroing stops for accuracy. The rear standard rotates 360° for fast shifting between landscape and portrait and has full tilt/swing (+ / - 30º) movements.
With the Intrepid 4x5 Mk4, many different types of film can easily be used. These can then be processed individually to come up with optimum results. The primary films used by Larry are Fujifilm Velvia 50, Fujifilm Provia 100, Kodak Ektar 100, and Kodak Portra 160, each offering a different look and feel.