About the Course
Working with 4x5 field/view cameras this class covers the fundamentals of large format photography. We will explore the construction and function of view cameras including lenses, film holders, camera movements (tilt, rise, shift,) focusing, depth of field, and related gear. All equipment and materials included.
Mac teaches Historic Photo Processes at Photoworks.
These processes include:
gum bichromate, cyanotype, VanDyke, palladium, and carbon printing.
In addition to building the occasional camera, printing frame or other useful photographic gadget, he also creates books and presentation portfolios for his prints.
He is currently working on hand painted cyanotypes.
Mac is inspired by the work of Gertrude Kasebier and Edward Steichen
"I focus on my student’s interests. My classes are less about showing how I make prints and more about helping students make the prints they want to make."