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.

Large Format Camera Photography 

1 Day Workshop - $445 (mini group/semi-private)

$525 Private

11:00am to 5:00 pm


Master Class Private Sessions Available for More Advanced Training

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


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.

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.

Large Format Cameras Demystified