Banquet Camera: The Early-1900s Tool for Photographing Large Groups

Terry Gruber is probably one of the last portrait photographers in the United States to still use a 100-year-old, 12×20-inch banquet camera for its original purpose: capturing large groups in formal occasions. What is a Banquet Camera? A banquet camera is similar to a view camera that holds an extra-long 12×20 inch film back. They were also made in 7×17 inches. The most significant advantage of…
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