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Large Format Photography
Two Day Weekend Workshop


Our Large Format workshop has been limited to four participants. A group this size leaves much room for discussion and we encourage you to raise any topics of interest that surrounds the process of producing negatives and photographs using a Large Format camera.

We will be viewing many negatives, proofs and photographs during the weekend, and will be exploring diverse technical and visual approaches.

The technical aspects include:
Choice of camera
Choice of equipment
Uses and Limitations of equipment
Camera Movements
Format size
Depth of Field
Technique & Approach
Processing & Proofing
Availability of materials and equipment

Visual aspects:
Making photographs from large negatives (choices and limitations)
Approach to 'seeing' with a particular format
Does size matter?
Depth of field
Subject matter & Genre.

Over the Weekend:
We will be using 4x5 film & cameras
If you do not have a camera I will supply a 4x5 for you.
Bring your own camera - if you have a 5x7 for example and you want to use this instead of the 4x5 then no problem - bring it along with film.
(Regarding the use of a Large Format camera, I use 4x5, 5x7, and 8x10)
Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you have your own camera and tripod - by all means bring it along!
If you have a handheld light meter – yes PLEASE, do bring it along.

Time: The workshop will run from 9:30am until 4:00pm (and as with all our courses and workshops I can’t guarantee that we wont actually go overtime!)

Cost: $395.00
We accept direct deposit, cash, cheque.
You may pay a deposit and settle the balance a week prior to the workshop, or you may pay in full – either way is fine.

For any enquiries contact Enrico Scotece:


"Enrico, thank you for the 4x5 workshop on the weekend! I only have one problem with the workshop... It seems that my collection of 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, and 120 roll film cameras are ALL now insignificant. I just want to use 4x5 and trash everything else". - Nick V, 2013.


Two days. (9:30am to 4.00pm Sat & Sun)
No. of students: Maximum of four
Price: $395.00.
( includes refreshments, photographic materials)
Deposit: $100.00. (balance two weeks before class)

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Image credits: Enrico Scotece   © Copyright.