Biarritz, France

Large Format Camera – Workshop in Biarritz

when 20 May 2024 - 24 May 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 10 EC
fee EUR 3500

The view camera brings us back to the origins of photography, using sensitive metal or glass plates, now replaced by film or digital backs. Large format film starts with 9 x 12 cm but can go up to 50 × 60 cm. The large format camera workshop is intended for those who wish to acquire new techniques or to enrich their know-how that will enable them to stand out from other photographers. Participants will learn how to use large format cameras, which requires taking pictures one by one, and result in a different aesthetics to the one allowed by small and medium-format cameras (from 24 × 36 mm to 6 × 9 cm). Last but not least, they will also be able to discover the richness and beauty of the lights and landscapes of Biarritz and the Spanish Basque Country.

Course leader

Philippe Bachelier is passionate about photographic techniques in general, as well as black and white photography in particular. He has collaborated as a consultant with Sebastião Salgado and Amazonas Images for the Genesis project.

Fee info

EUR 3500: (accommodation and meals in the premises of Spéos Biarritz included)