Master the view camera and large format photography.

This is an introductory class for photographers with a desire to use the view camera and large format photography in their personal and professional work.

Participants will expose sheet film in a large-format 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 course in traditional wet-lab photography encompassing all subjects relative to creative black-and-white work. Students learn to choose and handle appropriate equipment and materials, develop large sheet film, and make fine prints on gelatin-silver papers.


Participants learn to work with a simplified Zone System for determining exposures and contrast control. During daily field exercises, students discover how to use the view camera to photograph a variety of subjects including fishing villages, farmlands, forests, lighthouses, granite forts, the seashore, and New England architecture.  

Participants will need to supply their own large format equipment.

Course Dates

This course is not offered at this time.
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Please email us or call 1-877-577-7700 with any questions.




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