Large Format Photography: The View Camera

Course Code: 22FCELF102

Dates: October 6 - December 15, 2022

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

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $955

The large-format view camera uses a 4"x5" negative to capture a wealth of detail, and in combination with deliberate camera movements, results in unparalleled image quality. This course investigates the technical and aesthetic aspects of using the view camera, in contrast to smaller cameras, including 35mm film and full frame digital cameras. Topics include sheet-film handling and exposure, perspective control, bellows factor, film processing and printing. This course is technically intensive, yet encourages students to pursue their own aesthetic directions. For participants who do not own a large-format camera, ICP provides 4x5 cameras.

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.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Please be sure to read and understand ICP's COVID-19 Policies before registering for in-person courses. Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP's online Daily Health Screening, sent daily by email, prior to entering the ICP school.

Richard Rothman
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Fee: $955.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 895.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 60.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Richard Rothman

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Date Day Time Location
10/06/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/13/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/20/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
10/27/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/03/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/10/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
11/17/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
12/01/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
12/08/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
12/15/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Please be prepared to carry your large-format camera kits that you'll receive the first day of class home with you. We suggest you come with a luggage carrier with wheels. The kits are heavy and they are bulky. Please understand that you will be responsible for these kits and should not leave them unattended while on campus. Looking forward to meeting you!

Note: Students should have a 25 sheet box of Ilford HP5 4x5 film for the first class.


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