- Do your own B&W processing & darkroom work.
- Use Polaroids while learning, and then check framing, exposure, corners,
- For color work, shoot chromes instead of negs and let them be their
own proofs. You can make prints from the ones you like and chromes are
much easier to sell to traditional publishers than negs.
- Try some fun things with Polaroid film, such as image
transfer or emulsion
- Think twice before buying a 3x4 camera, or a 2x3 camera without a Graflok
Here is a list of some of the more useful classic Graflex accessories
and modern accessories made for large format use.
- Multiple Sheet film holders (Grafmatic)
- Light Meter & Notebook
- Lens Shade/Lens Filter Holder
- Cable Release for long exposures
- Dark cloth / light jacket / etc. to keep out light while focusing
- Loupe/Magnifier for checking focus
- A Polaroid Back (545/545i sheet holder)
- A Kodak ReadyLoad Back for Kodak ReadyLoad or Fuji QuickLoad film (or
use the Polaroid back)