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    Lightbulb Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    Hello,
    I am a professional DSRL still-life and reportage photographer but now I'd like to learn to operate a large format camera. I actually studied still-life with LF camera years back in 90's but now I just don't remember anything about operating those cameras and so I am looking for a hands on workshop where I can learn it once again. Would anyone like to recommend me anything of a kind?
    Some other considerations:
    • I'd like to buy and use 8x10 (field) camera so it would be nice to learn on those models. Possibly models which are currently available.
    • I am interested in contemporary art. I guess subject is not that much relevant but still I wanted to note it.
    • I don't care much where this workshop would be. I live in Italy and so the nearer the better but I don't mind traveling to let's say USA or GB. As far as I am interested in contemporary art and just learning to operate a camera it would be perfectly ok for a workshop to be in a studio or just someone's home rather than an exotic location which could be more difficult to reach.
    • If you never done a workshop but you want to and you know thoroughly the matter and have a considerable amount of experience - don't be shy and send me your proposal. Otherwise may be someone can recommend me a workshop he or she participated and liked.
    • It could be a group workshop or a personal one. One day or more if needed.

    I am posting all that because I haven't found such a thread on this forum and I guess looking through different options would be of a great help for others who want to learn LF photography.

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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    Leslie Stroebel's book is a fine workshop. http://www.amazon.com/View-Camera-Te.../dp/0240803450

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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    Perhaps start here?

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...o-operate.html

    Or any of the links on the homepage:

    http://www.largeformatphotography.info/

    Not hand-on but a good primer.
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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    There are a couple of regulars here from Italy who might be willing to spend some time showing you.

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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_4622 View Post
    There are a couple of regulars here from Italy who might be willing to spend some time showing you.
    Yes, there are several photographers in Italy who check this forum.I suggest you make another post looking for LF photographers in your area, There has to be at least one within a short distance.
    My visit to Italy was one of the best trips in my long life. My only regret was my inability to have my 8x10 and 7x17 with me. A fantastically beautiful country,with magnificent people.
    Ciao!

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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_4622 View Post
    There are a couple of regulars here from Italy who might be willing to spend some time showing you.
    On the other hand you could buy me a ticket and I will come there...

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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    thanks to everyone for the tips and links) I'll get the books just to be ready for a "real" hands on workshop)

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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_4622 View Post
    On the other hand you could buy me a ticket and I will come there...

    Oh I can!) where from you coming?)

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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    Quote Originally Posted by arkadi View Post
    Oh I can!) where from you coming?)
    USA. Ero in Sicilia due anni fa. Sarσ in Italia ancora, ma quando non sono sicuro. Forse quest'anno...

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    Re: Wanted: LF camera operating workshop

    oh you can come again this time WITH 8x10 7x17)

    But the way if anyone is inspired to come here in Italy I arrange everything and be an assistant, translator, driver. PM me.

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