An introduction to the intriguing world of view cameras, sheet film and large format 4” by 5” photography, leaning towards documentary photography.
At A Glance
Large Format Workshop
Date: Jan. 5, 2019
Duration: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Max participants: 10
Instructor: Greg Marinovich
Location: Boston University
Exact venue to be confirmed depending on numbers
Photo Feedback Evening Session
Rejoin the group for a photo review and feedback session following the workshop. Date to be arranged during the workshop.
A one day, hands-on workshop introducing photographers to "view cameras." We will present the work of several exceptional creators of large format photography to inspire us.
Through hands-on demonstrations, we will explore the technical aspects of view cameras. Participants will shoot at an outdoor location (preselected by instructor), or at a place of your choice.
Several Sinar and Cambo view cameras are available during the workshop, however, prior reservation is required. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own large format cameras.
Film can be processed and developed for an additional fee on the day of the workshop.
Who is this workshop suited to?
This is the perfect course for the photographer who wishes to explore a new way of approaching their work. Slow down, observe and shoot sparingly. Take the time to use the movements and control of a view camera in a variety of ways. A solid understanding of photographic basics is needed.
What will your day look like?
Morning (9:00am - 12:00am):
Meet at our studio to review the objectives of the workshop. Learn how to understand and interpret light and how it relates to film and black & white photography. Study the use of various view cameras in traditional and nontraditional ways. We will demonstrate a failsafe procedure to prepare and shoot on large format, and also how to use the tilts and shifts that are so characteristic of the genre.
Afternoon (1:00pm to 4:30pm):
Enjoy a light lunch then head off into the field either with the group under the guidance of Greg, or head off on your own.
What is included:
Large Format Camera & Tripod
What is NOT included:
Processing & scanning of your film (8X10” at 300dpi)