The View Camera: Black and White Large Format Photography


Advanced, production-based photography course introduces students to the 4 x 5 large format view camera and its role in the documentary tradition. Learn to operate a view camera and attendant processes and materials to develop black and white sheet film and make silver gelatin contact prints from 4 x 5 negatives. Begins with focus on black and white negatives and contact prints. After demonstration of proficiency, students may optionally work in color film. Students produce a final portfolio of prints from their work throughout the semester. Class meetings consist of lectures, demonstrations, darkroom work, and critique of both process and final images.


Open only to graduate students in the MFAEDA program

Cross-Listed As
  • ARTSVIS 768S
Typically Offered
Fall Only