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      Module 1 (The Camera) Large Format Photography Video Workshop by Tim Layton

      Through many conversations, emails asking for help, and talking to new and aspiring large format photographers, I have developed a comprehensive introduction to getting started with large format photography in video form because it is much easier to learn and understand the concepts visually for most people. 

      I have broken the information 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.   


      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

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