X-Perimenting with X-Ray Film in Large Format

Sunday, October 15th | 1P to 4P(ish)


How to See Inside a Tree, Using X-ray Film, Carl Hartt


Carl Hartt will be leading the much-anticipated workshop using large format cameras with x-ray film to capture photographs. Carl will provide an overview of the process and be on hand to answer questions as we venture on a small excursion along the Menomonee River Parkway capturing our images. If you do not have a large format camera of your own, don’t worry, there will be a few on hand, as well as film holders for loan.

Once we’re finished we’ll head back to Carl’s place to learn his alternative process for developing our images with his home-brewed developer; after which, we’ll have a few of our very own experimental process photos to take home. Relative to the number of attendees, expect to make 2 – 4 images in this workshop.

No large format experience necessary to attend this workshop, basic knowledge of the analog photography process is helpful.

We’ll head out for a dutch-treat dinner and drinks afterward.

Space is limited, so if you’re interested, don’t wait to register.

Itinerary for the Day:

12:30P | Meet at Menomonee River Parkway
1P – 1:30P | Overview of the process and pro-tips from Carl
2P to 3P | Hike through the parkway and capture our images
3P to 4P | Darkroom with Carl Hartt to develop our image

Kodak D2 8×10 Camera, Carl Hartt

What to Bring

  • Light meter or phone app for light meter.
  • Bug spray.
  • Hiking boots – it may get a bit muddy on the trails.
  • Water bottle/bevvie while shooting.
  • Small notebook & pen to log field notes.
  • Lg. Format Camera if you have one – plus an extra camera to loan, if you have one.
  • Film holder if you have one – extra film holders to loan, if you have them.
  • Heavy-duty tripod, if you have one.

We’ll head out for a dutch-treat dinner and drinks after the workshop.

Approaching Atari, Carl Hartt


Thanks to Carl for teaching the attendees how to use the large format cameras, and walking them through the developing process!

Workshop photos by Kevin Hansen