Pop-up Workshop

Join me in exploring the joys of shooting large format view camera photography. Learn alternative photographic techniques using the large format view camera and play with a variety of films, both color and black and white Polaroid Originals films. This class introduces the view camera to photographers wishing to integrate large format film photography into their personal and professional work.

Participants will expose a variety of instant film 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 and a one light setup. Participants are encouraged to bring their own 4×5 or 8×10 camera setups for Q&A.


Maybe you are like me, having toyed with the idea of going bigger and slower…moving up in formats to the 8×10 view camera. I had spent years playing with my Graflex Crown Graphic 4×5 pressman camera and wanted to see what going bigger would be like.

What you will come away with:

1. Learned 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
‧ Experiment with expired instant sheet films: 8×10 Polaroid Originals Film



Saturday — February 13, 2021 from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM




Learn something new!