Have many of you ever used a view camera? I spent the last few months working with a 4"x5" view camera, basically treating it like a snapshot camera to record my friends and fellow students. Most of what I done was more process based than conceptual. But if you've never worked with a camera like that before, the process essentially is... Throw a black sheet over your head and peer into the back of this camera. Have your scene freeze. Use two knobs to focus in precisely on some aspect of your composition. Then lock your camera down and click the shutter. I'd develop six images at a time in a pitch black room, usually going about a half hour in absolute darkness while rotating the negatives through the various chemicals before I could turn the lights on and finish the development process. Once finished, I had a nice negative that was four inches by five inches in size. All total, I made around 200 exposures with that camera. Thought I'd share a few I submitted to Ilford for their online student gallery, and also to encourage any of you, if you ever get the chance, work with a view camera. It may not directly contribute to new things in your portfolio, but it will help instill discipline that few other camera models can. This will easily translate over into your other photographic work.