Inspired by the original group f64 from the late 20th century, the name was chosen from the small aperture setting on a large format camera. This aperture gives a great depth of field, rendering a photograph evenly sharp from the foreground to the background.
Group f64 promotes straight or pure photography; which was at that time defined as,
possessing no qualities of technique, composition or idea, derivative of any other art form
Therefore we are here to keep to the original manifesto of the original group, who strives to define photography as an art form by simple and direct presentation through purely photographic methods.
By using black & white photography methods, means and techniques, we aim to build a community of similar minded photographers through darkroom and photography workshops, discussions, image sharing and support groups.