Why are large format photographers in movies always depicted under the darkcloth while exposing the picture?
August 12, 2005 8:21 PM Subscribe
I have many memories of people in movies, cartoons, etc. who while taking a photograph with a view camera remained underneath the darkcloth while making the exposure. However, the film holder should be cutting off the light to the groundglass and therefore they shouldn't be able to see any image. Is this just due to the ignorance of the movie makers or is there some reason why they are depicted this way?
posted by Bengston to media & arts (11 answers total)