Large Format Camera Workshop Perth – Sat 25th and Sun 26th May 2024


  • Are you just considering starting out in large-format photography? Then this two-day workshop is for you. Perth location and description, see below.
  • 1-to-1 teaching and guidance means the workshop is specifically tailored to your pace and skills
  • 9.00 am to 4.00 pm, two days
  • You may be required to perform a RATS test before attending, please refer to our T&Cs

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Day 1 Introductory Large Format Camera Workshop

Are you curious about the advantages of using a large-format view camera? Perhaps you are wondering what’s involved. 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 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 are 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.