Basic Large Format Photography Workshop

With Instructor John Clark John Clark-portrait-1John Clark-portrait-1

John Clark has taught large format at Palomar College as well as privately. His studies with John Sexton have informed his fine printing and he is a master black and white darkroom printer.



  • Using a large format camera is one of the most frustrating, unforgiving ways to make a photograph. However, it is also one of the most satisfying experiences in photography. 
  • This short course will teach you the basics of large format camera operation, sheet film handling, focusing and exposure.  You’ll get an introduction into focal plane manipulations, otherwise known as view camera “movements,” and lots of tips that will make using a view camera easier.
  • During the course, you’ll get hands-on experience with your own camera in exercises designed to increase your familiarity with view camera functions.  You will be exposing film for the exercises, and we’ll process the film.


When: Saturday, July 30th & Sunday, August 7th, 2022

With a preview gallery meeting in person (or on zoom) Thursday, July 28th. This preview meeting will identify specific requests or problems that can be addressed in the course.

Where: Photographer’s Eye Collective

326 E. Grand Ave., Escondido, CA

Fee: Tuition: $210. (film and chemistry for exercises will be provided)


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Email: [email protected]