Andrew Barr Photography

Over the past year or two I've noticed that whenever I open up my large format lenses to compose and focus, the ground glass is quite dark, especially around the edges. While the two I use the most: the Super Angulon 90mm F8 and the Caltar 11-N 75mm F6.8 aren't very fast lenses, it has to be my eyesite as I didn't have this probl...

A few years ago a woman contacted me about photo documenting her family home in Northborough, MA. The large property was going to be sub-divided and she wanted this dwelling to be protected and wanted the Mass Historical Commission to create an easement and the MHC would stay in charge of this into the future.

She insisted on large f...

Changing Film

Dec 21, 2020

I've been shooting Ilford sheet film HP5 for quite some time but a month or so ago I thought I'd try the Arista 100 film. There was this old school building in Planiville, MA that I'd been meaning to document and so I loaded a film holder, grabbed my gear and took off. The problem is I forgot that the film speed was rated at 100...

Getting Older

Dec 18, 2020

We're all getting older...nothing we can do about that I guess. Finding my eyesite going downhill a bit, I've gotten into 35mm and medium format cameras that are auto focus and some form of auto settings for exposing the film. I love my Nikon F100 and in fact that was all I took during a trip to Scotland and Ireland. No disappointme...

Large Format Equipment

Dec 14, 2020

I've been trying to find the best camera for the kind of photography I do and it seems that the Walker Titan XL 45 works best so far. I primarily shoot architecture and the range of focal lengths I use goes from 75mm through 135mm. The XL has that capability with all my existing lenses.

For a while I was using the Cambo Wide 650 ...