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Large Format Camera Workshop

at The Photography Workshops - Greenwich Village

Course Details
$499 4 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Oct 26, 11:00am - 5:00pm

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Greenwich Village, Manhattan
611 Broadway Ste #713
Btwn Bleecker & E Houston Streets
New York, New York 10012
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Class Level: Advanced
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 3

What you'll learn in this camera class:

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 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 and 8 x 10 studio cameras and lenses, folding 'field' 4 x 5, light meter. Students are encourage to bring their own cameras if desired.

Class Activities:
  • We will spend the day with Sinar P, Sinar C, Sinar F, or a Toyo 45 F camera (studio & field cameras) or feel free to bring in your own view cameras.
  • Understanding the verbiage. 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
  • We'll teach you how to properly set-up & use your camera movements
  • Mounting a shutter into a lens board or switch shutters & lens elements

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Refund Policy
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 (14)

(14 Reviews)
Large Format Camera Workshop
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/26/2019
Excellent course and great very educational and patient instructor with decades of experience!
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