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View Cameras - The Essentials - David Tatnall - 1 Day


David Tatnall

David Tatnall



This workshop is designed for people about to start out in large format photography or people who have yet to buy a camera and want to see if large format is for them.

Whether you have your own large format camera or use one of the supplied 4x5 cameras this workshop will demystify the wonderful world of large format, from learning to see upside down & back to front, to being stunned by the clarity & sharpness of the large format negative.

Topics to be covered:

  • Types & sizes of large format cameras
  • How to use a large format camera
  • How to load a film holder
  • Dealing with upside down & back to front
  • Choice of first lenses
  • Light meter options
  • Dealing with using a hand held light meter
  • Roll film backs
  • Film types and processing options
  • Contact prints or enlargements?
David Tatnall

David Tatnall


David Tatnall has been using large format cameras for over 40 years. He is renowned for his luminous images of the Australian landscape. His photographs have achieved iconic status as emblems of successful Australian nature conservation battles.

He has photographed landscapes in Australia, Nepal, India, Bolivia, Peru, Cambodia and Antarctica. His work is held in the National Gallery of Victoria, the State Library of Victoria, the Monash Gallery of Art, Australian Embassy Washington USA and many regional galleries and private collections throughout Australia.

David Tatnall

David Tatnall

He has been awarded a Life Time Contribution Award by Parks Victoria, and an Honorary Life Membership of the Victorian National Parks Association for his lasting influence on nature conservation in Victoria through photography.



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