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       Large format photography should not be viewed as a mysterious medium. Once some relatively simple skills are learned, your freedom of artistic expression can be greatly enhanced. Unlike the 35mm or medium format camera, the film plane and lens planes move independent of each other. This freedom of movement allows you to control perspective, distortion, focus, and depth of field. The added advantage of the camera is that each exposures is on an individual sheet of film, film exposure and development can be controlled sheet by sheet; giving great control over the outcome of each photograph.

    The workshops are designed for all levels of experience. From the novice with thoughts of exploring large format photography, to the large format owner who wants to more deeply explore the capabilities of his or her equipment and materials.


Up coming Workshops

 Thursday, October 27 depart Sunday October 30. 

There will be a maximum of 6 photographers.

Large and Ultra-large Format Photography with Richard Ritter - $595 plus lab fee (depending on camera size).  This is your chance to handle ultra -large cameras.  Our staff will be processing your negatives and  printing to give you more time to learn the intricacies of large format photography.  The lab fee includes,all film, paper, chemicals, and the lab assistants who be in the darkroom for you.  Richard Ritter, a Vermont camera craftsman  is one of the world's foremost builders of large and ultra-large cameras. The workshop size is strictly limited to six so register now.  

​Email now at or call 603-842-4713

Cameras sizes available at the workshop.

8 x 10, 7 x 17, 11 x14, 14 x 20




Personal Coaching

Does your black and white printing need a tune-up? Do you still feel a little uncomfortable with large format equipment and materials? Have you always wanted to learn the Zone System in depth? Do you want help with composition?

 Do you just want a guided tour of some of the lovelier places to photograph in New England? 

I'll work with you to design a program that uses teaches what you wish. Personalized, one-on-one coaching can be arranged for as little as one day, or as long as we agree it might take to accomplish what you want. 

I can help you design a program to meet your individual needs for increasing your comfort and confidence with photography. For most topics, you won't need more than a day or two with us. Expect to work hard, and expect to have a long day.

Personal Coaching costs $300 per day, plus expenses. Lodging is available nearby. Or, we can come to you (perhaps most useful for darkroom tune-ups), for the same daily rate plus travel and living expenses.

Personal Coaching is also available for small groups rates available




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R T Ritter

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