Digital Photography

I like to photograph everything both on film and also on digital…

Film Photography


Large Format Cameras

I love to design and build cameras and I love to share my designs with others. It’s a joy to be able to fulfill your dreams

Large format camera 4x5, 5x7, 8x10, free plans, diagrams, schematics

During the past one year I built two 4×5 cameras, a rail and a field camera. I know there are many of you who would like to build a large format camera, have a CNC or a lace cutter and/or a 3D printer, but are not so good at CAD design.

I release these plans for free, for non-commercial purposes. Please read the terms and conditions below, as well as the readme file in the archive. 

I will soon make a step-by-step tutorial on how to make and assemble the two cameras.



License Agreement

For use of  Large Format Camera plans in any version and size, designed by Ciprian Ovidiu Miron DUGHIR.

The parties agree as follows:

1. Definitions

1.1 “Agreement” means this License Agreement.

1.2 “Licensee” means anyone Licensed  by Licensor.

1.3 “Intellectual Property Rights” means all rights in and to any copyright, trademark, trading name, design, patent, know how (trade secrets) and all other rights resulting from intellectual activity in the industrial, scientific, literary or artistic field and any application or right to apply for registration of any of these rights and any right to protect or enforce any of these rights.

1.4 “Party” means a person or business entity who has executed this Agreement.

1.5 “Author” means Ciprian Ovidiu Miron DUGHIR, the author and owner of intellectual property rights.

1.6 “Project files” means the totality of the design camera files, license files and any other additional files  provided by the Author.

2. Terms and conditions

2.1 The Author, as creator and owner of intellectual property rights of this projects, give to non-commercial users free access to his work contained in the project files shared as file archive on his own website (

2.2 The non-commercial use meaning that the Licensee do not build more than 5 cameras designed by the Author.

2.3 For commercial license the licensee/party should contact me.

2.4 Licensee shall not assign any rights of this License Agreement, without the prior written consent of Licensor.

2.5 You can freely modify the project files, for your own use only, sharing these modified project files being prohibited without written consent of the Author.

2.6 The Author only allows the sharing of the link to his webpage “” and other links to any subpages and/or files located here or any other sharing method he choose.

2.7 The sharing of the project files is strongly encouraged but if is done in other form as expressed in the 2.5 paragraph is prohibited and is a violation of the license. You are only allowed to put a direct ink to the files as the Author provided to you.

2.8 Any modification of the package containing the project files without the written consent of the author and the distribution of these files other than indicated in paragraph 2.6 is a violation of the license.

2.9 All Intellectual Property Rights over and in respect of the Asset are owned by the Author and are non transferrable.

2.10 Licensee shall ensure that the Asset retains all Licensor copyright notices and other proprietary legends and all trademarks or service marks of Licensor.

3. Disclaimers & Release

3.1 The users acknowledges and agrees that the Author will be not liable for any loss or damage arising out of or resulting from Licensor’s provision of the Asset under this Agreement, or any use of the Asset by the Licensee or its employees; and Licensee hereby releases Author to the fullest extent from any such liability, loss, damage or claim.

3.2 To the extent permitted by law, Author will in no way be liable to the Licensee or any third party for any loss or damage, however caused (including through negligence) which may be directly or indirectly suffered in connection with any use of the Asset.

3.3 The Asset is provided by Author on an “as is” basis.

3.4 Author will not be held liable by the Licensee in any way, for any loss, damage or injury suffered by the Licensee or by any other person related to any use of the Asset or any part thereof.

3.5 Notwithstanding anything contained in this Agreement, in no event shall Author be liable for any claims, damages or loss which may arise from the modification, combination, operation or use of the Asset with Licensee computer programs.

3.6 Author does not warrant that the Asset will function in any environment and with any equipment.

3.7 The Licensee acknowledges that: a. The Asset has not been prepared to meet any specific requirements of any party, including any requirements of Licensee; and b. it is therefore the responsibility of the Licensee to ensure that the Asset meets its own individual requirements.

3.8 To the extent permitted by law, no express or implied warranty, term, condition or undertaking is given or assumed by Author , including any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

4. Assignment

4.1 Licensee shall not assign any rights of this License Agreement, without the prior written consent of Author.

5. Entire Agreement

5.1 This Agreement contains the entire agreement between the Parties and supersedes and for further versions of the Project files it can be changed at any moment by the Author without notice and consent form the Licensee.

5.2 This license is provided together with the Project Files and is true only for the project files provided with the respective license file.

5.3 Licensees should read and accept the license terms for any version of the Project Files they download or use. 


By pressing any of the download links bellow, I agree with the content of this License Agreement.

I Agree and download the 4×5 Free Rail Camera Plans

I Agree and download the 4×5 Free Field Camera Plans

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About Me


Curently I’m a teacher on Measurements and Optoelectronics Department, Electronics Telecommunications and Information Technologies, Politehnica University Timisoarateaching electronics, electrical and electronical measurements, biomedical electronics, computer network architecture, computer programming, optoelectronics and photography courses.



I’m starting to take pictures at the age of seven with a 6×4.5 camera made by Romanian manufacturer IOR. At fifteen years I earn my first money from photography (using a Smena 8M camera), developing and enlarging the films by myself. 

In 2008, with my friend Theodor Bacus I put the foundation of a photography group, which later was called FotoVest, an groupfull of enthusiast photographesr who meet and go to shoot every Saturday morning. 

In 2009 I organized, together with my two good friends (Dorin Godja and Valentin Arfire), the “PanoTools 2009” Conference in Timisoara, Romania.

In 2010 I started teaching photography courses at Fundatia Regionala de Interes Public “Sine Ira”, Timisoara. 

Between 2011 and 2014 I was permanently invited to speak about photography technics on “PhotoShow” TV Show at Romanian Television. Some of the episodes can be viewed here.

Starting with 2013 I organized free photography curses and workshops.




I started to build flying machines in my childhood. Now I build and fly different multicopters and airplanes. Mot of the multicopters I fly are my own design (initially made in SolidWorks and later on Fusion360). I also made some research about improving the flight time of the multicopters, publishing my results in a scientific paper.
Starting from 2018 I’m the president of Romanian Airmodel Association.




As a researcher, I’m cowriter on 5 books and more than 20 papers published in magazines and conferences. I’m also reviewer on Elsevier publications. My research is mainly focused on photovoltaic panels, solar irradiance measurements and prediction, power network quality measurements, AC motor parameters measurement.



In 2008 I started, along with my friends above mentioned, a Photography business mainly based on 360 panoramic photography (some of the newest aerial panoramas made in collaboration with Eye in the Sky can be admired here). I shutdown my business in 2016 because I wanted to focus entirely on teaching activity.

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