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Large Format: Mastering the 4×5 Camera

May 4 @ 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm


Description: This course is a deep experiential exploration of large format photography through the use of the 4×5 view camera. The view camera, while very simple in design and operation, has unique capabilities that enable the photographer to solve problems and create effects that cannot be realized with other cameras or specialty lenses. The large format negative or transparency holds tremendous amounts of visual information that can be scanned or printed to sizes that can be achieved only by the most expensive digital cameras. This combination of unique capability and large film size has made the view camera a favorite for serious photographers and artists. This class will cover a complete understanding of the design, use and application of the view camera, films and lenses, front and rear standards swing, tilt, rise and shift, focus and parallax, metering and exposure compensation.

Prerequisites: Students must have access to a 4×5 camera, film holders, film, and processing.


May 4
7:15 pm - 9:15 pm


Newspace Center for Photography
1632 SE 10th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States


Charles Purvis