Large Format Photography, Level 1

A 4-session class where you will experience what you've been missing! Large format photography offers a level of control and image quality that far surpasses smaller formats. This workshop demystifies the workings of the view camera and reveals the basic optical principles by which all cameras operate. Learn about camera operation, perspective, focus control, 4x5 film processing, and more. 

PRE-REQ: Darkroom experience is encouraged but is not necessary. Please note this class discusses darkroom procedures, but does not provide detail instruction. Feel free to arrange a one-on-one darkroom tutoring session if you'd like more darkroom instruction 

BRING: Notebooks and your 4x5 Camera if you have one. 4x5 camera rental available for $100 for duration of class.  Tripods are available to rent for $20 for duration of the class

INCLUDES: Lab pass to sheet film processing room and group B&W darkroom for printing up to 11 x 14". 

INSTRUCTOR: Sarah Christianson

DATES:  We are not offering this class in our spring section. Please consider registering for our 4x5 Field camera workshop. This class will be offered again at a later date. Feel free to email us to be added to a wait list

Please review our sales policies regarding class withdrawals and cancellations before signing up.  Sorry, we can not give refunds/credits for any class withdrawals less than 7 days before the class starts.

$25.00 off if you register at least one week prior to class start date, all online discounts are applied automatically.


Register for the same class with a friend and each of you will receive 10% off. All registrations must be made by one person in a single transaction. To take advantage of the discount online, set the quantity to 2 (or 3, or 4...) when adding to the cart (or change the quantity in the shopping cart). The system automatically deducts this discount. The discount only applies if two or more you enroll in the same class. 

 Please enter the full name of your companion at the checkout stage including their name, email, and phone number in the comments section of your registration form.

Get 20% off Large format Level 2 if you register for Large format Level 1 at the same time


Workshop Cost: $200

Early Registration: $175


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