Workshops

WORKSHOPS & EVENTS


Autumn & Winter Workshops

 

Over the next few months we are offering a series of short course and workshops exploring various aspects of analogue photography.

Workshops are either 1 or 2 weeks in duration, and take place on a Thursday evening 6-9pm at our darkroom on Western Road. Materials will be provided

(Each course is limited to 6 places)

 


15th November – Basic Darkroom Skills

(1 session)

This 3 hour hands on workshop will teach you the basics of printing your own black and white images in a traditional darkroom. Learn about the different types of paper, how to produce and use test-strips, cropping and contrast control.

Bring your own black and white negatives if you have any, if not some will be available for you to use.

Paper and chemicals supplied

£30 (2 spaces available)


22nd November – Advanced Darkroom Skills

(1 session)

Build on the basics by learning about dodging and burning and spit-grade printing

Bring your own black and white negatives if you have any, if not some will be available for you to use.

Paper and chemicals supplied

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29th November & 6 December – Alternative Christmas Cards

(2 sessions)

In this 2-week workshop, we will get you making your own individual and unique, one of a kind Christmas cards, we will show you how to produce photograms in the darkroom, and then use toners to tint them blue (optional) for you to attach to blank cards.

All materials supplied

£50 (4 spaces available)


13th & 20th December – Hand Made Negatives

(2 sessions)

Produce black and white images in the darkroom without using negative from a camera. We will explore multi layered contact and projected image techniques, and combining them with hand drawn elements.

All materials supplied

£50 (3 spaces available)


10th & 17th January – Toning Black and White Photographs

(2 sessions)

Use several different toning techniques to produce artistic colour tints to your images. This would go well with anyone who has done the previous sessions, bring along your prints to play with.

All chemicals provided, bring your own prints.

£60 (5 spaces available)


24th & 31st January – Black and White portraiture

(2 sessions)

We will show you how to take studio portraits using 35mm cameras and film. The first week will look at the studio and camera and light settings, the second week will be processing film and producing prints

All materials provided, but feel free to bring along your own camera

£60 (6 spaces available)


7th & 14th February – Large Format Portraiture

(2 sessions)

Using our large format cameras, produce 5×4 negatives in the studio. We will show you how to use the camera and studio equipment as well as processing your film and making contact prints.

All materials provided

£70 (6 spaces available)


21st & 28th February – Book binding

(2 sessions)

In this 2 week course we will show you how to bind your own books, starting with simple stab binding techniques and moving onto case binding – this could be just a simple note book or sketch book, or if you want to bind some of your photographs into a book bring them along (digital prints are easier to bind)

All materials provided, but if you have any special papers you would like to include please feel free to bring them along.

£50 (6 spaces available)