Large Format Photography: The View Camera

Course Code: 22WCELF102

Dates: January 20 - March 24, 2022

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

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Winter Tuition: $955

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

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: Advanced: You are comfortable with your camera, whether film or digital, and with your photographic practice. You have already produced or are working on a body of work. You may be seeking ways to strengthen your work through sequencing, theoretical readings, and group critiques. You understand printing or portfolio revision processes. For digital photography courses: you are proficient in Adobe applications such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere, et cetera.

In accordance with ICP's COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all Continuing Education students are required to be fully vaccinated and to have received the most recently available booster shots in order to attend onsite courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street - entrance at 84 Ludlow Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the registration process, unless an exemption has been granted. ICP requires masks to be worn while in class, and while in other public areas of ICP, to protect the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to wear a KN95 and/or KF94 mask at ICP.

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.

Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP's online Daily Health Screening prior to entering the ICP school.

Richard Rothman
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Fee: $955.00

Fee Breakdown

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

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Richard Rothman

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Date Day Time Location
01/20/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
01/27/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
02/03/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
02/10/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
02/17/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
02/24/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/03/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/10/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/17/2022Thursday2 PM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
03/24/2022Thursday2 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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