Introduction to Large Format Photography
with Daniel Gregory
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02 Large Format Camera Types07:42
Class duration: 3h 4mSee all 17 lessons
About The Class
Immerse yourself into the world of view cameras
Explore a new (or rather historic) way of approaching your photography. When you learn to utilize a large format camera like a 4 x 5 you’re forced to slow down, observe and shoot sparingly. Artist and educator Daniel Gregory, will start with the basics like what exactly is a large format camera and why you should use one. He’ll demonstrate the art of using this workflow and give a guide that sets up up for success in the field.
- How to setup and care for the camera
- Camera movements
- Metering and exposure techniques
- How to pick the best shot when in the field
- How to add studio light to a portrait
- Color correction techniques using film and gels
Some of the most legendary photographs were shot using large format cameras. In this course, you’ll learn the art and technique that went into capturing those memorable photos so you can start to craft and create imagery on your own.
What is a Large Format Camera?13:37
Large Format Camera Types07:42
Basic Camera Elements13:52
Large Format Lenses10:29
Setting Up and Using The Camera06:32
Camera Movements : Focusing13:18
Metering and Exposure21:05
Large Format Shoot: Outdoors24:25
Shooting Indoors: Set Up13:43
Large Format Shoot: Indoors11:23
Large Format Gear Resources
Slide Deck and Instructor Notes
33% of students recommend this class.
See what some of them have to say.
Daniel is an excellent teacher. His approach of teaching common mistakes and then explaining the proper way to do something is very helpful. The entire film series is excellent. I can't say I have a favorite over any of the others classes in the series. Each class covers great information. I learned photography back when digital didn't exist. Even after shooting film for so many years, I still learned some great tidbits from these classes. I highly recommend this series for anyone considering learning film or getting back into film.
Really disappointed on how chopped up and edited this course is. A lot of good info is always ‘we’ll talk about that in a minute’ and then it cuts to a completely different topic.
If I didn't have some knowledge of large format photography I would have not known what he was talking about. As it was, he didn't present much new information. Also, if I didn't have any experience with large format cameras and watched this course first, I would never have tried it. He looks so awkward around the cameras and makes it looks so complicated that it would scare anyone off.
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