On one of the pro photo forums, there’s a discussion about portrait photography. Folks are talking about the merits of hiring a real photographer for a portrait vs. what Walmart or Sears would provide. My suggestion – if you have an anarchist on your hands, don’t bother with Walmart. (The photo was taken with polaroid film using a 4×5 Wisner camera.)
Above is an image taken in 2000 with my 4×5 view camera on the beach at Wildwood, NJ. I was on vacation at the time with the family. A 4×5 camera, as everyone knows, is not exactly your typical point-and-shoot. Luckily I have a family that is willing to wait while I say, “just one more second.” When I go back out west, this camera is the one I want to bring with me.