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Film & Darkroom Workshop 5th, 6th and 7th of April 2019

 

THE MISSION:
This workshop is covering film photography and its advantages and disadvantages. In this one three day workshop the participant will use different cameras from small to large format, expose films, develop films and make prints. On the end we will also cover advanced creative and archival techniques of toning with selenium and / or sulphide toner, drying prints on glass or with ferrotyping technique for high glossy surface and extra tonality.

PROGRAM:

FRIDAY 5th of April 2019
10:00 Introduction to cameras, loading film, reading a lightmeter, basics of sensitometry
11:00 A photo safari with a 47 year old car Land Rover Series 3
11:30 – 19:00 photographing on different locations
13:30 Dry meal, snack
17:00 Dinner on the top of the mountain
19:00 Return to the valley

SATURDAY 6th of April 2019
9:00 Good morning tea
9:30 All about the film

  • short basics on sensitometry
  • How to mix developer
  • which developer is good for which occasion
  • How to load a film in developing tank and
  • How to load a film in a dark changing bag
  • Developing times and densitometry
  • Developing, washing, fixing, washing, drying
  • Archival storage of negatives

13:00-14:00 Lunch break

14:00 Making contact copies from negatives
15:00 – 19:00 Making first prints

SUNDAY 7th of April

Each of the participants will make a few contact copies of negatives and few enlarged prints of size 24×30 cm and one photo on 50x60cm paper. One enlargement 50×60 cm is included in the the price of the workshop, but it is possible to print more at the additional cost of 10 EUR per print.

We will learn how to print with gradation filters, dodge and burn certain areas of the print and on the end we will tone our prints for aesthetic and archival quality. The toning part includes advanced toning technique of split toning with sulphide and selenium toners.

TOOLS:
On our disposable will be

  • The beautiful Nikon F3 – 35mm camera
  • Twin lens camera Mamiya C330 format 6×6
  • Viewfinder Fuji GSW 690, format 6x9cm, also known as Texas Leica
  • Famous Linhof Tehnorama, format 6×17 cm
  • Wooden large format camera ShenHao, format 4×5″
  • Tripods, filters, lightmeters

WHERE?
Na žago 4, Straža pri Novem mestu, Slovenia (45°47’07.1″N 15°04’35.4″E – Google maps)

WHEN?
5th, 6th and 7th of April 2019

WHO?
The workshop is limited to four people, so we will have enough time to make good prints.

LANGUAGE?
English

HOW MUCH?
Three day workshop costs 450 EUR and that includes all material costs, from large format silver-gelatine photo papers, films, developer, toners (sulphide and selenium). The price does not include food and accommodation. If you are interested only in darkroom part of the workshop, you may join us on Saturday and Sunday and the price will be lower, 350 EUR.

RESERVATION?
The workshop is limited to four participants and you get your place by paying the reservation of 100 EUR. The rest you pay at the start of the workshop. The reservation fee is 90% refundable three weeks before the workshop, but after that, it’s not refundable.

ACCOMMODATION?
In vicinity there are four hotels and many B&B options. You will receive our support in finding the most suitable accommodation for your needs.

MORE INFORMATION
on my email borutpeterlin@gmail.com

WOODLAND beyond PHOTOGRAPHY

 

WHAT:
Woodland beyond Photography is three day event in deep forest of Kočevski rog in Slovenia. The main theme is photography and environmentalism, so you can expect photography expeditions, talks, projections, exhibitions, challenges and even performances. And of course bonfire with acoustic music.
It is happening every year on the last weekend of July. It is open and free event. It is not a workshop, but it is not a leisure time either. We are a group of artists that are planning to create certain projects together. We invite people who want to come in this environment to either create their projects or helping others in creating them.

THEME:
This year’s theme is Artists in Resistance. As a protest against cultural policy of Slovenian government we consciously decided not to ask for any governmental funding, but we will rely on our own survival capabilities and continue to create art.

WHAT DO WE OFFER:
We will provide camping ground, water, toilets and improvised shower. We will provide organised lunches and dinners, but not breakfasts.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE:
We do not provide comfort, because comfort is overrated! We do not provide entertainment, but we expect you to join the group dynamic and be the part of entertaining event. We do not provide camping equipment. There are few beds available, but we expect about 100 people, so convince us that you need a bed and you will get it for free. That said we are humble artists with latent wish to be grand dictators, so I am afraid that this deep seeded complex might erupt in a form of hidden pleasure to negate your wish. As ancient Greeks were saying: “Comfort is the opium of the people!“. A room with king size bed is the prize for an art concept that will win a competition.

WHAT DO WE ASK:
We ask only three things.
Respect for the nature and its laws.
That you are coming as a participant of the event and are willing to contribute to it.
To pay 60 EUR for six meals, provided by professional chef.

More information will follow soon. 

CONTACT:
Please email us to info@woodlandphotography.eu