Master the view camera and large format photography.

 

This class introduces the view camera to those photographers wishing to integrate large-format photography into their personal and professional work. 

Participants will expose sheet film in a large-format camera, and learn how to control convergence and plane-of-focus through the camera movements—shift, swing and tilt. In addition to the technical work specific to the view camera, this class is a complete—although condensed—course in traditional wet-lab photography encompassing all subjects relative to creative black-and-white work. Students learn to choose and handle appropriate equipment and materials, develop large sheet film, and make fine prints on gelatin-silver papers.

 

Instructors

Jim Stone

Jim Stone turned to photography while studying engineering at MIT. His photographs have been exhibited and published internationally, and collected by the Museum of Modern Art, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, among many others. Six of his books, A User’s Guide to the View Camera, Darkroom Dynamics, A Short Course in Photography and A Short Course in Digital Photography (with Barbara London), Photography and Photography, the Essential Way (London, Stone, Upton), are in wide and continued use for university-level courses, and there have been three artist’s books published of his photographs, Stranger Than Fiction (Light Work, 1993), Historiostomy (Piltdown Press, 2001), and Why My Pictures are Good (Nazraeli Press, 2005).

Stone has received awards from the Massachusetts Arts Council, The New England Foundation for the Arts, The San Francisco Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He was the editor of Polaroid’s Newsletter for Photographic Education, and taught formerly at the Rhode Island School of Design and Boston College. Currently he is Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico.

© Jim Stone

Course Dates

Jul 16 to Jul 22

Levels

Tuition

$1195

Class Size

12