Master the view camera and large format photography.

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Image Credit: Jim Stone

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.

Header image credit © Aidan Bliss




Past student work (left to right): Sally Ness (x2), Noel McCleaf, Jose Putnam

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Instructor: 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. 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 a Distinguished Professor of Photography at the University of New Mexico.