WHAT'S IN MY CAMERA BAG

People often ask me that question, which translates to: "What do you like to work with?" We all know the brand of camera is not important, well some people have to be reminded sometimes. But anyway, for all of you who like to talk about gear, here is what I mainly use:


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EVENTS & WEDDINGS

I mainly use Nikon DSLRs for all my contract work. It ensures a fast workflow for a multitude of needs from my customers.

For weddings, I use vocal command tripods (photo assistants) and I do bring some heavy but awesome lighting equipment.

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TRAVEL & STREET

I love rangefinders, they do not draw too much attention. I'm a big fan of the Leica M3, with it, I can shoot with both eyes open. This is a big advantage for capturing the decisive moment. Anticipating is everything.

Lately, Fuji X cameras are taking more place in this department.

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LANDSCAPE SETUP

For landscapes and architecture, whatever the camera and lens I use, I love to use big tripods with precise heads. The setup has to be ultra solid, everything has to be straight and perfect.

I can wait hours, even days, for the good light, in order to please a customer. Preparation and patience are key.

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ART & FUN

For my personnal amusement, I still shoot and process film, sometimes alternative process, like tintypes.

I enjoy using old mechanical cameras, they add so much to the photographic experience. If you run into me, I often have a Hasselblad in my hands.

CAMERA MAKING

As time goes by, I used over one hundred cameras. Every camera has its advantages. I soon began to understand that for some very specific needs, there are simply no camera. So, in 2009, I began to build my own cameras. They are named after well knowned women photograghers.


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BERENICE

Berenice is the very first camera I made. It's a 4x5 (large format) perspective corrected pinhole camera, especially made for architectural work.

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BERENICE II

Following the design of Berenice, Berenice II is a 6x6cm (medium format) view camera with plenty of movement for landscape and architectural work. Berenice II can use both film and digital backs.

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DOROTHEA

Dorothea is a 8x10 (large format) ultra wide angle view camera. I made Dorothea in 2010 to explore large format films and print very large format photos.

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OTHER CAMERAS

To explore the limits of photography, I made a few exmerimental cameras. Like Hannah, a 11x14 (large format) neo-dadaïst camera, or Anya, a 20x24 (very large format) panoramic and anamorphic pinhole camera. The construction, use, and results are fun and overwhelming.

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CAMERA REVIEWS

Since I can recall, I was always fascinated by photography, cameras in particular. Those little objects capable of capturing moments, and showing it on paper.

Over the years, I used over 180 cameras: from subminiature, 35mm, medium format, up to very large format. I bought some, I borrowed some, I gave some, I loved, hated, broke, dismanteled or modified some others. Since a few years now, I even make some of my own.

Here are my personal notes about them, I hope you enjoy reading them.



CAMERAS I CURRENTLY WORK WITH




CAMERAS I MADE MYSELF




DIGITAL SLR CAMERAS I USED




DIGITAL MIRRORLESS CAMERAS I USED




DIGITAL POINT & SHOOT CAMERAS I USED




EARLY DIGITAL CAMERAS I USED




INSTANT CAMERAS I USED




PANORAMIC CAMERAS I USED




LARGE FORMAT CAMERAS I USED




MEDIUM FORMAT SLR CAMERAS I USED




MEDIUM FORMAT TLR CAMERAS I USED




MEDIUM FORMAT RANGEFINDER CAMERAS I USED




MEDIUM FORMAT FOLDING CAMERAS I USED




MEDIUM FORMAT VIEWFINDER CAMERAS I USED




MEDIUM FORMAT BOX CAMERAS I USED




35mm SLR CAMERAS I USED




35mm RANGEFINDER CAMERAS I USED




35mm VIEWFINDER CAMERAS I USED




WEIRD FILM FORMAT CAMERAS I USED




TOY CAMERAS I USED




OTHER CAMERAS I USED


CONTACT


Cell: (514)965-3686

info@ericconstantineau.com

Longueuil, Québec, Canada

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