An Introduction To 5"x4" Large Format Photography: Limited To 4 Participants : Any Level Of Experience

18 - 19 January 2020
Date + Time : Sat 18th Jan - Sun 19th January 2020 9am - 17:00pm Everything will be provided. Bring only some warm clothes. Location : Forest Hill, South London Duration 2 Days

An Introduction To Large Format Photography

This two day intensive luxury workshop is designed to give those who have never experienced working with a 5" x 4" large format camera the opportunity to have a hands on experience and to learn about the techniques and processes required to get started. Each participant will be provided with a backpack, camera, a lens, a tripod, Black & White film and everything else that is needed to make images in the field.


Day 1 | Morning

Participants will arrive at Paul’s studio in Forest Hill, South London between 8.30am and 9am. After some tea and introductions everyone will be presented with their camera package. The morning will be spent learning about camera movements, film loading, exposure techniques and general large format photography practices.


Lunch will be provided at Paul’s studio.


Day 1 | Afternoon

The afternoon will be spent at a nearby location putting everything that was learned during the morning session into practice. Each photographer will get the opportunity to shoot some black & white film under instruction from Paul or one of his team. Once everyone is happy with their shots we will head back to the studio where you will learn how to offload the film and box it up, mark it and get it ready for processing. We will discuss the various ways to process your film and where you can have processing done professionally.


Your film will be processed overnight.


Day 2 | Morning

After perusing your film you will then learn how to scan using the famous Heidelberg Tango Drum Scanner. You will learn the difference between HDR scans and normal scans and how to use the Silverfast HDR software. You will then load your files into photoshop and Paul will give you tips and suggestions on achieving good quality digital images from your negatives including histograms and layering.


Lunch will be provided at Paul’s studio.


Day 2 | Afternoon

The afternoon will be spent making your files print ready. You will then learn about print profiles and monitor calibration before each participant will get the chance to output their files as archival prints onto the wonderful Hahnemuhle Photo Rag paper ready to be framed.

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An Introduction To 5"x4" Photography
An Introduction To 5"x4" Large Format Photography
£ 480.00