Saturday, 30 May 2015 10:30 AM
If you are curious about medium format film photography you could ask the kid in the picture OR come to the PPL workshop for a complete introduction.
The camera of choice for many professional photographers – MEDIUM FORMAT cameras offer tremendous flexibility, great image quality and a unique photographic perspective. Famous photographers like Fazal Sheikh, Annie Leibovitz and Mary Ellen Mark use the medium format camera as their main photographic tool. Great Photography is still being created with this type of camera.
DATE : May 30th 10:30am – 5:00pm (plus review / critique on May 31st)
INSTRUCTOR : Mike Browna, Dave Swift
FEE : $150.00 includes 2 days of instruction plus use of medium format camera equipment, roll film and materials (Discount to $110 for 2015 Contributors …. Discount to $75.00 for 2015 Benefactors)
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In the workshop we will teach you all the techniques required to work confidently with medium format cameras. We’ll explore how various lenses and formats change affect image impact. Whether a rangefinder, SLR and Waist level is for you …… and …….. we will cover all operational aspects from film loading and all image formats from 6×4.5, 6×6, 6×7 and 6×9 ……. we will even explain what the numbers mean !!!!!
Best of all …… this will be HANDS ON workshop……. we will provide for you all equipment to use during the workshop which includes a medium format camera, film and film holder, light meter, etc. We will “hit the road” to Clark Park and create images using medium format cameras.
You will leave the workshop with the ability to confidently create photographs using a medium format camera.
WORKSHOP AGENDA :
DAY 1 : You will spend time getting an overview of equipment and materials. We will then shoot IN THE STUDIO ……. during the afternoon we will head outside to Clark Park for some portraiture and streets shooting and architecture. Your work from day 1 will be developed overnight.
DAY 2 : We will review your work the following morning with a critique and thoughts on next steps for you to pursue.
TOPICS COVERED :
• Practical matters for when using a medium format camera in the real-world
⁃ Transportation and storage of equipment
• Camera selection and lens choices
• How to work with roll film …… loading the camera and roll film backs
• Darkroom – we’ll cover how to process our large format film
• Developing and printing from medium format negatives
• Medium format portraiture demonstration
• Discussion of equipment and materials