Large Format View Camera Workshop Perth – 2 Days

Large Format View Camera Workshop Perth Cost $600 includes film, chemistry and materials, Duration 2 days, 9am to 4pm, Ferndale, Perth

Day 1 -View Camera Introduction and Photography

Are you curious about the advantages of using a large-format view camera? Perhaps you are wondering what’s involved? Or maybe you are just considering starting out in large format photography? Then this workshop is for you. This introductory large format 4×5 workshop offers hands-on experience. Regardless of whether your interest is portraits or landscapes, you will learn techniques with applications for both.

I run Large Format View Camera Workshops outdoors along the wooded banks of the Canning River Reserve. You will get hands-on experience using a 4×5 field camera on location. I will guide you through the process of setting up and using a large-format camera. After lunch, you will then put this newly gained knowledge into practice by making your own 4×5 photographs.

The Canning River Reserve provides a great learning environment. There is a wealth of subject matter and lighting conditions for you to experience while using a 4×5 field camera. Even if you don’t own a 4×5 camera you will be provided with one to use. If you own a 4×5 view camera then bring it along. Workshop numbers are limited to a maximum of 2 participants. Facilities at Kent St Weir include the brand new Canning River Cafe for small meals or bring a sandwich.

Bring your own 4×5 camera or use one of ours, let me know your preference.

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Day 2 – Darkroom Film Processing & Printing

On Day 2 of the Large Format View Camera Workshop, I will be introducing you to traditional darkroom processing and printing techniques. Using the previous day’s exposures, this is where, for many participants, their understanding comes full circle.

You will learn how easy it is to develop a black and white film. Find out about proper storage and care of negatives, archiving and the importance of making proper contact proof prints.

Discover how to enlarge your black and white negatives. You will receive expert guidance through the process of making your first silver gelatin print. This workshop will be held in my darkroom, participants limited to a maximum of 2.

Workshop Location Kent Street Weir Canning River Wilson

I offer a range of individually guided film-based photography and darkroom printing workshops to suit both beginner and advanced practitioners. You can view the current workshops on my Workshops page.

Large Format View Camera Workshop: Cost $600 includes materials, Duration 2 Days, 9 am to 4 pm, Ferndale, Perth. Please be aware that any refunds for workshops booked and paid for via Paypal will not include Paypal fees.

Please Select 9am and 1pm appointment time slots over two consecutive days, eg Saturday and Sunday

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Since 1989, Alex Bond has published cards, calendars, books, and posters under his imprint Stormlight Publishing. His images showcase the West Australian environment. Bond's handcrafted, silver-gelatin, fibre-based prints are personally made by the author in his darkroom.

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