Large Format Photography: An introduction to the Technical and Practical

Course Code: 24FOELF200I

Dates: September 27 - December 6, 2024

Meets: F from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $945

This course introduces students to large-format photography, specifically what’s involved in using a 4x5 camera. Participants learn core technical aspects of the device and how it differs from medium-format, 35mm, and digital cameras as they make images with the 4x5 camera incorporating both natural light and strobe. Through in-class photo assignments and weekly solo and group challenges, this course aims to expose students to a slower method of working that will help shape their photographic eye and improve the images they make with any camera. This course is limited to 12 students.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

Students are encouraged to review ICP's Classroom Disclaimer for current information regarding COVID-19 policies, classroom guidelines, and more. These policies are subject to change at anytime.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. Please register early, within five days of the start-date, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation and to ensure you receive all course-related materials in time to prepare for class. Registration for this course will close one day prior to the start date of the course.

Fee: $945.00

Save $150.00 or more with a Portrait Photography Intensive or Street Photography Intensive or Personal Vision & Portfolio Intensive

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 925.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 20.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Jon Henry

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
09/27/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/04/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/11/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/18/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/25/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/01/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/08/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/15/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/22/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
12/06/2024Friday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

ICP will provide cameras, film holders, and light meters for this course. If you have your own large format camera, film holders, or light meters feel free to bring them! 4x5 film is the main ingredient for this course, which students will need to provide. Any black-and-white or color negative film will suffice, but some recommendations are: Ilford HP5 (ISO 400, B&W, 25 sheet count) or Kodak Porta 400 (ISO 400, color negative, 10 sheet count). About 20 sheets of film will be needed. Film and prints will not be processed in class; recommendations for photographic labs will be shared during class.


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