Large Format Photography

You are going to take film photography to a new level, a level of detail and quality that can be achieved by no other photographic media. You will learn to take photographs using a camera designed for 4x5 inch or larger film. Your experience with 135 or 120 film will certainly be useful but you will learn a variety of skills needed to effectively take advantage of the improved clarity and detail achieved with a large negative.

You will learn to operate a large format camera to correctly compose and focus your image to the camera’s ground glass. You will learn the rise/fall, tilt/swing features of the camera’s front standard for creative control. You will learn a systematic method to achieve maximum depth of field and precise focus using the tilt feature. You will learn to interpret light meter data to arrive at a correct exposure. You will load film holders, take photographs, and develop the film. You will make contact sheets and traditional 8x10 photographs from your work.

Friday – Meet & Greet and Familiarization with Facilities & Equipment

Saturday – Lecture & Practice

Discussion and practice on camera use

Take photographs & Develop Film

Evaluate / Discuss Results

Sunday – Lecture & Practice

Field Shoot

Develop Film

Monday – Practice & Wrap up

Make Contact Sheets

Wrap Up

What to Bring: Notebook & pencil, Clothing suitable for outdoors in Montana, Willingness to learn, Patience

A more specific list of all equipment and materials needed, will be sent to you via e-mail in advance of your course.

Tuition: 495.00

Save up to 25% off tuition

An early registration by the 31st of March 2014 qualifies for a 15% discount on your workshop tuition.
**Register and attend two classes consecutively and receive one night of your B&B stay free also receive a 10%
Discount off the second weeks tuition
Enjoy our women’s retreats with Laura Blacklow and Jane Goffe. Renew yourself and restore your creativity. A spa is nearby and available for an extra cost.
Remember our bring a friend Discount 10% is available when you both sign up for the same workshop

Workshops in Montana
7079 Hwy 83 N
Condon MT 59826
(800) 922-5255 / 406-754-2891