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Large Format Camera Photography

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SoHo, Manhattan
611 Broadway Ste #713
Btwn Bleecker & E Houston Streets
New York, New York 10012
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Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 12 and older
Average Class Size: 4

What you'll learn in this camera class:

Large Format Cameras Demystified

See what excited photographers from the early 1800's when the only shutter you had was your hat and the flash was a tray of gunpowder.  Learn about the advances that have been made with modern cameras and how the camera is used to this day.  A fun hands-on day where we will cover it all up to the moment digital backs were put on view cameras.


For students who have knowledge of conventional cameras and feel they are up to the challenge of: correcting perspective, focus distribution, distorting images and racking your soft focus to full effect.

Equipment & Supplies Provided: 4 x 5 studio or folding 'field' 4 x 5, lenses, light meter.  

Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras if desired.

Class Activities:

  • We will spend the day with Sinar P, Sinar C or Sinar F or a Toyo 45 F field camera or we highly encourage you to feel free to bring in your own view cameras and accessories.
  • Terms covered during the course: front standard, rear standard, yaw, swing, tilt, rise and fall, bellows, Copal and Compur shutters, Super Angulon, wide angle, telephoto, close up/macro lenses, rail extensions, monorail, wide angle 'bag bellows, extension bellows, reflex viewer, fresnel, ground glass, zeroing a camera, Grafmatic backs, bellows factor, modern lenses, cable release, leaf shutters, antique brass lenses, & of course apertures & shutter speeds, perspective control & distortion and how to load a film holder.  
  • We'll teach you how to properly set-up & use your camera movements.
  • Mounting a shutter into a lens board or switch shutters & lens element.​
  • Metering and understanding "bellows factor".

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Students can cancel within 48 hours for full refund. Please contact us if less than 48 hours.


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Question from Ralph
Does this class cover how to put the film into the film holder?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, learning to load your film into a holder is an important part of the process. The student will practice in daylight and then with eyes closed and then in a changing bag which is a portable darkroom and acts as cover for loading in total darkness. Since Polaroid and Fuji Film stopped their production of instant film we no longer make Polaroids as we used to but we do cover everything needed to understand the camera and enable one to make your exposures on sheet film.

Reviews of Classes at The Photography Workshops (16)

(16 Reviews)
Large Format Camera Photography
Reviewed by Tatiana V. on 11/13/2019
I had a wonderful experience with Jeffrey and learned so much about large format photography! He is a great teacher and I would definitely take another class with him!
Large Format Camera Photography
Reviewed by Philip K. on 11/13/2019
The large format workshop was incredible! I had been wanting to get some hand's on experience, but never had the opportunity and was intimidated by the equipment. Jeffrey, the instructor, was the best! He was very experienced and knowledgeable, taught us everything about the a large format camera, and I had a wonderful experience and feel much more proficient in large format photography!
Large Format Camera Photography
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/26/2019
Excellent course and great very educational and patient instructor with decades of experience!

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