Turn your world upside down - Large format photography

June 11-12, 2016 Portland OR

Learn large format photography with Ray Bidegain.  In this workshop you will be introduced to large format photography, with two sessions to choose from.  Students can sign up for the first day working in a beautiful daylight studio, working on still lives, and portraits with art models.  The second day we will be working outdoors making landscape photographs.  Students who sign up for both days will receive a discount on both days.  Students should bring their own large format equipment to use if they have it, if you do not have your own equipment some will be available for students to use during the workshop.  
Learn large format photography with Ray Bidegain.  In this workshop you will be introduced to large format photography, with two sessions to choose from.  Students can sign up for the first day working in a beautiful daylight studio, working on still lives, and portraits with art models.  The second day we will be working outdoors making landscape photographs.  Students who sign up for both days will receive a discount on both days.  Students should bring their own large format equipment to use if they have it, if you do not have your own equipment some will be available for students to use during the workshop.  


The Studio day:

  • Types and styles of view cameras, basic operation and accessories.
  • Loading film holders
  • Metering
  • Camera movements for still life photography
  • Still life composition
  • Camera movements for portrait photography
  • Working with art models
  • Posing, gesture, and intention
  • Basic B&W film processing demonstration


The Landscape day:

  • Types and styles of view cameras, basic operation and accessories.
  • Loading film holders
  • Metering
  • Camera movements for landscape and nature photography
  • Landscape composition ideas
  • Ideas on being intentional with your landscape photography
  • Back to Ray Bidegain's darkroom for film processing demonstration.