View Camera Workshop 2 Days
Day 1 -View Camera Introduction
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.
Workshop Location Kent Street Weir Canning River Wilson
Day 2 – Introduction to Darkroom Film Processing & Printing
Into Day 2, you are introduced 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.
Introductory Film Developing Darkroom Printing Workshop
Everything you need about developing and printing your films
Advanced Darkroom Printing Workshop
Learn about split grade printing. Explore advanced contrast controls such as negative masking and flashing. Understand archival print processing, print presentation, and storage. Please email or message me to discuss your requirements before booking.
Photography Workshop Calendar
Printing workshops are held at my residence in Perth. Full weekend photography workshops cost $600. The workshop fee includes photographic paper, film processing, and light refreshments. Select two consecutive full day time slots, 9.00 AM – 4.00 PM both days. You can pay online via PayPal or contact me for direct payment details. You will receive an email confirming your appointment. Need further information about this workshop? Please contact or message me.