|Tom Lubens is a professional photographer using Graflex cameras. In 1996, Tom produced forty-one photographs with his 4x5 Graphic for a BBQ industry sales catalog. Here is Tom's story and a few photographs. Tom produced forty-one photographs with his 4x5 Crown Graphic for a BBQ replacement parts industry sales catalog. Here is Tom's story.|
I use my 4 x 5 Graflex to take advertising photographs for the company I work for. I used it to take photographs for a full color brouchure for BBQ replacement parts and the result was an immediate success. Within one week of it hitting buyers desks nationwide we had an order from a twenty store chain. The buyer saw what he liked and bought it. I believe the photographs -- clear, sharp and very detailed -- made the brochure.
The 41 photographs were taken with the 4x5 Graphic camera. All lighting was 3200K photofloods (hot lights). Most were taken in my office space that measured approximately 12' x 12'. A couple of others were taken in an old dusty barn. Some were scanned into a computer and the background was electronically removed. Most of the exposure s ranged from 1/4 second to 2 seconds. I used a tripod (very old and heavy) that has since died and gone to where broken tripods go. I used Kodak slide film, 64T Ektachrome, shot as ASA 64. Most photographs were shot at f/16-f/22 aperture.