Requirements: 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.

Master Class Private Sessions Available for More Advanced Training

Equipment & Supplies Provided: 4 x 5 and 8 x 10 studio cameras and lenses, folding 'field' 4 x 5,  light meter.  Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras if desired.

Large Format Cameras Demystified

Large Format Camera Photography 

1 Day Workshop - $399

11:00am to 5:00 pm


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 element.‚Äč


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.