Work Created in Large-Format Photography
This class is a thorough exploration of the materials, processes, and techniques of large-format (4x5 negatives or larger) photography. Students acquire a working understanding of large-format camera technique, including camera movements such as tilts, swings, and shifts, as well as perspective correction. This course emphasizes advanced understanding of negative exposure, sheet-film processing, tonal-range manipulation, digital scanning, and large-format output. Contemporary issues and concepts are explored through reading, visual research, and discussion and then applied through a series of visual problems. Students are evaluated on individual projects, critiques, a final portfolio, discussions, and quizzes.