Getting Started with Affordable Large Format Photography | April

Getting Started with Affordable Large Format Photography

Date  | Sunday, April 30, 2023

Time  |   10AM – 1 PM

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1070 Bannock Street, Denver, CO, 80204

Cost  |  $90 Member and $99 Non-member

Instructor  |  Kenneth Wajda

Skill Level  |  Intermediate


Students will learn the basics of large-format film photography, including how to affordably source large-format cameras, lenses and film. Learn how to process negatives and make affordable large-format prints on your own.

Course Description:

In-person at CPAC, this class is for photographers who understand the basics of photography (aperture, shutter speed and film speed) and want to move into large format without spending a fortune.  Large format cameras will be on display in class to learn with. Students will learn how to load film into film holders, how to set up the camera, how mechanics of the camera aid in prescision, and the steps from focusing the image on the ground glass through to exposing the film.

  • Sourcing and purchase of large format cameras and lenses
  • Film holders and how to load film
  • Mechanics of a large format camera
  • Affordable ways to to continue using the format
  • Promoting your work to galleries

Materials Needed:

  • Note-taking materials
  • Large format camera if you have one!