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Intro to Large Format Cameras

with Russ Young


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July 20, 2024

1:00PM - 3:30PM

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Class Description

A 2-hour class combining lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on learning. Cameras from 2x3 to 8x10 will be available, dating from 1915 to 2020. Students will observe and identify properties and differences in the available cameras, including learning focusing techniques. Lecture information will include the advantages and disadvantages of each, the change throughout the years in camera production, and more. If adequate interest is evinced, there will be a further class on actual large format shooting technique.

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Minimum Age

18 and older, exceptions with special permission

About the Instructor

Dr. Russ Young is a renowned photographer, as well as Founder and Managing Director of the Appalachian Center for Photography. He holds a Master's degree in photography from The University of Texas and a Doctorate from Saint Andrews University in Scotland. Dr. Young is a wealth of knowledge about both the vast history of photography and large format cameras.

Class Registration and Cancellation Policy

Advance Registration Required.

Registration: Class registrations are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation/Refund: The Floyd Center for the Arts will conduct classes for which an adequate number of students are registered. Class status is determined 1 week before the first date of the class, unless otherwise noted. Acceptance of payment does not guarantee that a class will run. If the Center must cancel a scheduled class, students who registered for such classes will be given the opportunity to transfer their payments to another course or receive a full refund of their tuition payment.

Student Withdrawals: Students withdrawing from a class before the cancellation period has ended, (one week prior to the start of class, unless otherwise noted) can receive a full refund or may transfer their payments to another class of their choice. Students who withdraw after the cancellation period has closed or after class has started, will not receive a refund.

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