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View Cameras An Introduction - Ellie Young - 1 Day


© Ellie Young

© Ellie Young
Salt Print from 8 x 10 negative


This workshop is designed to show the simplicity of large format photography. . Bring your own view camera or borrow a 4x5 camera for the day. You will processes film images you have captured with these cameras during the day.

The day is designed to meet your needs: Studio work or landscape, collodion wet plate processes, creating negatives for alternative print processes or tradition gelatin silver.


Topics to be covered:

  • Types & sizes of large format cameras
  • Using a large format camera
  • Loading film holders or plate holders
  • Choice of lenses coated and uncoated.
  • Using a hand held light meter
  • Film types and processing options.
  • Shooting & processing for alternative process printing.
  • History Of the View Camera
  • Shutters for large format lenses:
  • Large format camera movements:
  • Depth of Field.
  • Bellows extension & exposure compensation:.
  • Dealing with long exposures:  Reciprocity law failure.
  • Tripods.& Cable Release.

Ellie has been using large format view cameras for over 20 years - More info. 



Price: $330.00

Start Time: 9:00 am
End Time: 5:00 pm

Date: August 31, 2019

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