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    Large Format Film - Spring 2024

    Another Individual

    Rik Garrett
    DAY / TIME Thursday 6-9pm | April 4 - June 6, 2024
    TUITION $825 + $35 Materials Fee
    Payment & Refund Policy
    Scholarship Opportunities
    FORMAT In-person, enrollment is limited to 12 students
    LEVEL Intermediate
    PREREQS Photography I: Black & White
    CREDITS 3 – Fulfills Elective requirement for Certificate Program


    In this course students will learn the unique process of working with the large format camera and the unique advantages it holds. What happens when you slow down and take more time to compose, focus, and make your exposure. Through instructor-led demonstrations, we will discuss and review the functionality of large format cameras, the potential of camera movements and their impact on composition, and how to properly develop large format black and white film. Class discussions will focus on how various renowned photographers have utilized the large format camera in their individual practice. Through class assignments and group field-based outings, students will work towards the development of their own skill and mastery of the large format camera. A limited number of large format cameras will be available for student use.



    • PCNW will have a select number of 4x5 large format cameras available for student use throughout the quarter (rental is free to current students). If you have your own large format camera, you are welcome and encouraged to use it.
    • The Materials Fee for the course includes film and other materials/equipment used for in-class demonstrations. Students will be required to purchase additional materials, such as film and paper, for completing assignments outside of class.
    • Weekly attendance is vital to student success in PCNW courses. We require that students attend the first meeting in order to retain their spot in the class. A waiver may be granted if permission is given by, and subsequent arrangements made with, both the PCNW Registrar and Faculty. Please see our Education Policies for details about attendance policies and academic expectations.
    • Intermediate and advanced courses have prerequisites which students must satisfy prior to enrollment. Prerequisites may be waived based on experience or prior courses taken through other institutions. To verify that you meet the prerequisite(s) for a course, contact Jennifer Brendicke, Registrar at jbrendicke@pcnw.org.
    • PCNW adheres to a strict payment, cancellation and refund policy. Please review our Payment & Refund Policies prior to registration.
    • Additional materials and supplies, not covered by a materials fee for a course, are the responsibility of the student. Detailed information about course expectations, required texts and materials will be provided at the start of the quarter.
    • Students should prepare to spend several hours per week completing assignments outside of class, which may require use of the PCNW facilities; view our Rental Rates for details about additional fees. Rental fees for use of PCNW Facilities are a separate cost from tuition.


    Image © Eirik Johnson