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      Large Format Photography Video Workshop Bundle

      In the Large Format Photography Video Workshop Bundle, you get all three modules for a savings of $50.  Each module is $125 each and the bundle is $325, for a $50 savings.  

      I have broken the Large Format Photography Video Workshop into three modules that align to the classic trilogy by Ansel Adams (The Camera, The Negative, The Print), but I have completely modernized all of the information in addition to focusing in on the most relevant so that you can get up and running quickly.  

      I walk you through everything you need to know in order to get started in large format photography in this three-module video workshop series.  My focus is on practical application and I purposely avoid discussion of engineering principles and advanced mathematics.   

      You can review all three modules on my website at https://www.timlaytonfineart.com/largeformat

      MODULE 1 - THE VIEW CAMERA

      FOREWORD 2

      1 - INTRODUCTION 4

      - Workshop Access 4

      TABLE OF CONTENTS 6

      2 - VISUAL TOUR OF THE 4X5 VIEW CAMERA 9

      - Most Common Types of View Cameras 9

      3 - LARGE FORMAT LENSES 10

      - Common Focal Lengths & Equivalents 10

      - Tips On Choosing a Lens For Your Scene/Subject 12

      - Shutter Overview 13

      - Image Circle 14

      - How to Check for Lens Coverage 15

      - Maintenance 16

      - Storage Tips 16

      - Tip For Testing Shutter Speed Accuracy 17

      - Lens Boards 18

      - Lens Buying Tips 18

      4 - FILM HOLDERS 20

      - How To Load Film Holders 20

      - How to Clean & Lubricate Film Holders 21

      - Tips on Buying Used Film Holders 22

      - Film Changing Tents 22

      - Storing Large Format Film 23

      - General Tips 23

      5 - LARGE FORMAT ACCESSORIES 25

      6 - CLOSEUP & MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY WITH LARGE FORMAT 32

      - Quick Start Info 33

      - Magnification 34

      - Near Focus Limit 35

      - Exposure Compensation 37

      7 - LARGE FORMAT MOVEMENTS 41

      - Introduction 42

      - Film to Lens Distance 44

      - Rise and Fall 45

      - Shift 46

      - Tilt & Swing 47

      - Rear Standard Swings & Tilts 47

      - Front Standard Swings & Tilts 49

      - Axis vs. Base Tilts 50

      - Asymmetrical Tilts 51

      8 - QUICK REFERENCE CARDS 53

      9 - TWO METHODS FOR MAKING SHARP PHOTOS 54

      - Method 1 - Determine Optimum Aperture & Use Camera Movements 58

      - Focus On The Far, Tilt To The Near 59

      - Method 2 - Use Hyperfocal Distance 61

      - Calculating Hyperfocal For Your Lens & Aperture 63

      10 - IN THE FIELD - CLOSEUP & MACRO 65

      11 - LARGE FORMAT MOVEMENTS CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS 66

      - Perspective Control & Managing Parallel Lines 66

      12 - 14 STEP LARGE FORMAT CHECKLIST 69

      - EXPOSURE INDEX CARDS 72

      13 - CONCLUSION & NEXT STEPS 73


      MODULE 2 - THE NEGATIVE (METERING & DEVELOPING FILMS)

      FOREWORD

      INTRODUCTION

      - Workshop Access

      METERING STRATEGIES FOR LARGE FORMAT PHOTOGRAPHERS

      - Black & White Negative Film

      - Color Negative Film

      - E-6 Color Positive Films

      BLACK & WHITE FILM & DEVELOPER REVIEW

      LARGE FORMAT B&W FILM DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS

      LARGE FORMAT SHEET FILM DEVELOPMENT IN TRAYS

      B&W FILM TESTING

      - Understanding Exposure Index (EI)

      - The Zone System Summarized in a Paragraph

      - Zone System & Sensitometery

      STEP WEDGE SETUP, EXPOSURE, & DEVELOPMENT

      - Step 1 – Prepare Step Wedge

      - Step 2 – Meter & Expose Step Wedge

      - Step 3 – Develop Step Wedge & Blank Film

      - Step 4 - Evaluate Negative For Proper EI Rating

      PROPER PROOF & DEVELOPMENT TIMES

      - Step 5 - Determine Your Proper Proof Time

      - Step 6 - Create Contact Print To Determine Normal Development (N)

      - Step 7 - Establish Development Times for N+ and N-

      COLOR FILM QUICK REFERENCE CARDS

      SUMMARY & CONCLUSION

      WHAT DO YOU NEED FOR THE B&W FILM TESTING?

      Any B&W film developer of your choice (D-76, HC-110, XTOL, Pyro, Rodinal, etc.)

      Stouffer 4x5 TP4x5-21 Step Wedge or something similar

      Any B&W sheet film of your choice (e.g. Tri-X, T-Max, FP4+, HP5+, Delta, Fomapan, etc.)

      Basic darkroom chemicals and paper to develop your negatives and contact proofs

      Light source to create contact prints (any enlarger, or a DIY contact proofer)


      MODULE 3 - THE PRINT

      MAKING CONTACT PRINTS IN THE DARKROOM

      - Selecting Your Light Source

      - Using Variable Contrast Filters

      - Establishing Your Standard Printing Time

      - Making The Contact Print

      SPLIT-GRADE DARKROOM PRINTING

      - Overview of The Two Main Split-Grade Methods

      - Making a Split-Grade Print Step-by-Step

      - Archival Processing of Fiber Prints

      - Selenium Toning

      SCANNING LARGE FORMAT SHEET FILM

      - Scanning Strategies

      - Dry Scanning vs. Wet Mount (Fluid) Scanning Methods

      - Scanning Best Practices & Tips

      - Scanning B&W Negative Film Case Study on Epson V700/750/800/850

      - Scanning C-41 Color Negative Film Case Study on Epson V700/750/800/850

      - Scanning E-6 Color Positive Film Case Study on Epson V700/750/800/850

      - Drum Scanning vs. Flatbed Scanning

      PHOTOSHOP FOR ANALOG PHOTOGRAPHERS

      - Overview

      - Photoshop vs. Lightroom

      - Importing into Adobe Camera RAW

      - Master File Strategy

      - Levels Adjustment

      - Curves Adjustment

      - Using Masking & Layers

      - Using Gradients For Dodging & Burning

      - Using the Advanced B&W Mode on Epson Printers

      - Making a B&W Print

      - Using ICC Profiles For Color Printing

      - Making a Color Print

      SUMMARY & CONCLUSION

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