Are you a photographer looking to explore new 'old' ways to express your photographic vision? Are you looking to learn a process that will open doors to other avenues of creative expression through the world of alternative & historical printmaking techniques such as cyanotypes, VanDyke brown prints, and salt prints?
I am developing a series of workshops to share these techniques and processes in a fun, relaxing environment.
You won't need to have any previous photography experience or expensive equipment. I'll show you what you need to get started, and while you are learning, the materials and equipment will be supplied.
On offer are:
~ on-demand one-on-one sessions
~ on-demand groups sessions
~ Workshop weekend TBA
Intro to Photographic Darkroom
Traditional film developing and Printing
Film is not dead! As a matter of fact, it is very much alive and thriving. Now is the time to grab that old 35mm camera that's been sitting on your shelf, dust it off, toss a roll of black and white film in it and go shoot it.
Once you've filled the frames you'll need to develop that roll. I can walk you through the steps and get you on your way to printing your own images in a traditional black and white darkroom.
We will also talk about film scanning and print presentation.
The darkroom workshops are best suited to one or two students and require a commitment of 6 sessions to get the most out of your darkroom experience.
Intro to Large Format Film Cameras
Get the basics of Medium & Large format cameras
Go big or go home, they say. In this 2 day workshop we will spend day one with the big fellas in the studio shooting with medium format, 4x5 and the 8x10 camera. We will discuss loading film in the various cameras, camera movements on the 4x5 & 8x10.
The following day will be spent in the darkroom developing the film and making some prints. We will also discuss film scanning, editing and where to get your files printed.
Intro to Studio Portrait Lighting
From one light to multiple light set ups
In this workshop we will look at lighting a portrait with a single studio strobe light and move up to multi-light setups. We will discuss light modifiers and what they do, how to use them, and what effects they have on a portrait subject.
This is an interactive, digital class best suited to four people.
Students are encouraged to bring their own DSLR with a 'hot shoe' flash mount for the flash trigger device.
If you do not have a DSLR one will be made available for you.