The Workshop

Explore your creativity

Learn alternative photographic techniques using the large format view camera and play with a variety of expired films. This class introduces the view camera to those photographers wishing to integrate large format film photography into their personal and professional work.

Participants will expose a variety of expired instant film (both 8×10 and 4×5)  in an 8×10 Deardorff V8 camera, and learn how to control convergence and plane-of-focus through the camera movements—shift, swing and tilt. In addition to the technical work specific to the view camera, this class is a complete—although condensed—course in simple lighting and approach to shooting portraits with natural light. Participants are encouraged to bring their own 4×5 or 8×10 camera setups for Q&A.

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1. Learn large format view camera movements and focusing theory
2. Explore alternative image making processes
3. Add another dimension to your photographic repertoire

Learn about:
‧ 8×10 Deardorff large format view camera
‧ Scheimpflug theory
‧ Expired instant sheet films: 8×10 Impossible, Fuji FP-100C, Polaroid Type 55



Saturday, Septempber 14th
8:30 am – 12:30 pm