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

 

3 / 3 The package of the bottom three workshops combined

This is the discount offer  for the series of three sequential workshops. First there days we will be working on collodion negatives, preparing a set of negatives for the next two days, when we will do a photography expedition in deep forest, even to the edge of the oldest virgin forest in Europe. The transport for cameras, tripod and preprepared plates will be organised, hopefully with mules.  The accommodation in forest will be sorted. The third part of the workshop will be happening in the best darkroom that I know, at VIST college in Ljubljana, where we could do huge silver-gelatin prints with 8×10″ enlarger and / or salt print contact copies. The enlargements could be either from film negatives or from glass plate negatives.

WHAT?

The program for seven days advanced photography workshop includes:

  • wet plate collodion negative process
  • dry collodion negatives
  • salt printing process
  • silver-gelatin printing (with advanced toning techniques)
  • two day expedition in forest
  • all the materials needed
  • food & drinks & accommodation in the forest expedition
WHERE?

In Slovenian towns of Dolenjske Toplice, Kočevski rog and in the capital, Ljubljana

WHEN?

27th of April until 3rd of May 2016

WHO?

Photographers who wants to do hands on photography and experience the pioneer spirit of 19th Century photographers, merging learning experience with adventure and bringing home examples of photographs that he or she has created at the places untouched by man.

LANGUAGE?

English

HOW MUCH?

Seven day workshop costs 950 EUR and that includes 150 EUR of discount. The price does not include accommodation and food during the workshop, except during the forest expedition. The night during forest expedition we will take care of the accommodation, food, drinks and the transportation.

RESERVATION?

The workshop is limited to five participants and you get your place by paying the reservation of 150 EUR. The rest you pay at the start of the workshop. The reservation fee is not refundable.

WHAT TO BRING?

All the materials and cameras will be available. Bring note book and also a compact camera or a phone will be helpful to record the crucial steps of the process. For hiking we will need hiking shoes and clothes.

MORE INFORMATION

on my email borutpeterlin@gmail.com

 


DAY ONE

  • Introduction to the processes
  • The difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative
  • Reviewing examples of negatives and prints we are expected to be making during the workshop
  • Preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates
  • The making of the first wet plate negatives
  • Learning how to make different densities of wet plate negatives
  • How to redevelop a negative
  • Varnishing glass negatives

DAY TWO

  • What light is appropriate for wet plate negative and how to work in inappropriate light
  • Making a portrait with ambient light
  • Making a portrait with studio flashes
  • The goal is that each participant will make several negatives with different densities for different printing processes.
  • Redeveloping. The second development after fixing, for boosting density of collodion negative.
  • Preparing dry collodion negatives.

DAY THREE

  • Exposing and developing dry collodion negatives.
  • Preparing more dry collodion negatives (for the expedition)
  • Making salt print and silver-gelatine contact copies
  • Toning with gold-chloride toner
  • Waxing salt prints

DAY FOUR AND FIVE

Photography expedition in deep forest. The transportation for heavy large-format cameras, dry collodion glass negatives and tripods will be organised, partly with mules, partly with Land Rover. For the accommodation and food will be taken care of in a wooden lodge Lukov dom (VIDEO from the place)

DAY SIX AND SEVEN 

In this workshop we print the negatives we have done either in the past days at the workshop or negatives that we will bring from home. We will make silver-gelatine enlargements from glass or film negatives up to 8×10″ format and salt print contact copies from the collodion or film negatives.

3/3 Advanced Darkroom Workshop

20140119_1606 This is the third out of three sequential workshops. In this workshop we print the negatives we have done either in the past days at the workshop or negatives that we will bring from home. We will make silver-gelatine enlargements from glass or film negatives up to 8×10″ format and salt print contact copies from the collodion or film negatives.

WHAT?
Two days photography workshop in the best darkroom that I know, at VIST College in Ljubljana. Each of the participants will make several contact copies, on silver-gelatine and as a salt print process. Each of the participants will make a big format enlargement. One enlargement 50 x70 cm is included in the the price of the workshop, but it is possible to print a photograph 100 x 150 cm. Then we will tone our prints and learn advanced toning technique of split toning with sulphide and selenium toners.

WHERE?
Ljubljana, Slovenia.

WHEN?
2nd and 3rd of May, 2016

WHO?
The workshop is limited to five people, but still we expect that we will have a nice mixture of collodion and film photographers.

LANGUAGE?
English

HOW MUCH?
Two day workshop costs 350 EUR and that includes all material costs, from large format silver-gelatine photo papers, salt print chemistry, toners (sulphide, selenium, gold-chloride). The prints will be printed in different sizes, each of the participants will make one big print size 50x70cm. Printing a print size 100×150 cm is possible, upon additional charge of 100 EUR. The price does not include food and accommodation.

RESERVATION?
The workshop is limited to five 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 not refundable.

ACCOMMODATION?
You will receive our support in organising the most suitable accommodation for your needs.

MORE INFORMATION
on my email borutpeterlin@gmail.com

2/3 Photography expedition in deep forest

Topshit Photo Safari, July 2015

Topshit Photo Safari, July 2015

This is the second out of three sequential workshops. In this workshop will do a photography expedition in deep forest, even to the edge of the oldest virgin forest in Europe. Out of respect we will not enter the virgin forest, but we will hike on it’s edge, the protected area surrounding the virgin forest that is just as photogenic. The transport for cameras, tripods and preprepared plates will be organised, hopefully with mules, also lodging, drinks and food will be organised. In the evening, under the stars, by the bone-fire, we will have a slide projection from 6×6 slides and a talk.

WHAT?

Two days photography expedition in deep forest, with lodging, food, drinks and transportation.

WHERE?

Kočevski rog, Slovenia.

WHEN?

30th of April and 1st of May, 2016.

WHO?

The hiking photography expedition is open to all photographers, dealing with any kind of photography. We expect that we will have a nice mixture of dry collodion plate photographers, large format film photographers, film photographers and also digital photographers.

LANGUAGE?

English and Slovenian

HOW MUCH?

Two day workshop costs 250 EUR and that includes all material costs. It does not include food and accommodation.

RESERVATION?

The workshop is limited to ten participants and you get your place by paying the reservation of 50 EUR. The rest you pay at the start of the workshop. The reservation fee is not refundable.

WHAT TO BRING?

Good hiking boots, clothes, photo gear and most importantly good will!

MORE INFORMATION

on my email borutpeterlin@gmail.com

1/3 Wet & Dry plate Collodion Negative

20130612_4045This is the first in the series of three sequential workshops. First there days we will be working on collodion negatives, preparing a set of negatives for the next two days, when we will do a photography expedition in deep forest, even to the edge of the oldest virgin forest in Europe. The transport for cameras, tripod and preprepared plates will be organised, hopefully with mules.  The third part of the workshop will be happening in the best darkroom that I know, at VIST college where we could do huge silver-gelatin prints with 8×10″ enlarger and / or salt print contact copies.

WHAT?

Three days advanced workshop of wet plate collodion negative process and dry collodion negatives. The negative we will proof print as silver-gelatin  prints and salt prints.

WHERE?

Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia.

WHEN?

27th, 28th and 29th of April 2016.

WHO?

Wet plate collodion photographers who have know how to make an ambrotype or a tintype and are ready to move on to the next level.

LANGUAGE?

English

HOW MUCH?

Three day workshop costs 500 EUR and that includes all material cost. It does not include food and accommodation.

RESERVATION?

The workshop is limited to five 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 not refundable.

NOTES?

You will receive notes with all the informations and key points of the process.

WHAT TO BRING?

All the materials and cameras will be available. Bring note book and also a camera or a phone will be helpful to record the crucial steps of the process.

MORE INFORMATION

on my email borutpeterlin@gmail.com


DAY ONE

  • Introduction to the processes
  • The difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative
  • Reviewing examples of negatives and prints we are expected to be making during the workshop
  • Preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates
  • The making of the first wet plate negatives
  • Learning how to make different densities of wet plate negatives
  • How to redevelop a negative
  • Varnishing glass negatives

DAY TWO

  • What light is appropriate for wet plate negative and how to work in inappropriate light
  • Making a portrait with ambient light
  • Making a portrait with studio flashes
  • The goal is that each participant will make several negatives with different densities for different printing processes.
  • Redeveloping. The second development after fixing, for boosting density of collodion negative.
  • Preparing dry collodion negatives.

DAY THREE

  • Exposing and developing dry collodion negatives.
  • Preparing more dry collodion negatives (for the expedition)
  • Making salt print and silver-gelatine contact copies
  • Toning with gold-chloride toner
  • Waxing salt prints

Wet Plate Collodion Negative with Albumen & Salt print process / Berlin

Wet Plate Collodion Negative & Salt print process

WHAT?
Four day advanced workshop of wet plate collodion negative process that will be printed as salt prints and albumen prints

WHERE?
Glavni trg 6, Novo mesto, Slovenia (Google Maps)

WHEN?
2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th of August 2017. We start the day at 9:33 and end the day at about 19:03

WHO?
This is an advanced course, but we will go from the beginning so if you have no experience, you will still be fine. Just expect a whole lot of information. If you want you can also make an ambrotype (wet plate collodion positive) during the workshop, to experience that too.

LANGUAGE?
English

HOW MUCH?
Four day workshop costs 650 EUR and that includes all material cost and detailed hand out notes with all the steps and receipts. It does not include food and accommodation.

ACCOMODATION?
Few ten meters away from the atelier there are Hotel Center and Hostel Situla.

RESERVATION?
The workshop is limited for 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 not refundable.

MORE INFORMATION
On my email borutpeterlin@gmail.com


 

SUMMERY:

  • the difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative
  • how to achieve different densities of a negative
  • what densities are appropriate for what kind of printing processes
  • wet plate with ambient light and with flash light
  • photographing outdoor
  • salt printing, toning with gold, waxing
  • albumen printing and toning with gold
  • troubleshooting

DAY ONE

  • introduction to the processes
  • the difference between wet plate collodion positive and negative
  • reviewing examples of negatives and prints we are expected to be making during the workshop
  • preparation of chemistry and cleaning plates
  • the making of the first wet plate negatives

DAY TWO

  • participants will learn how to make different densities of wet plate negatives
  • how to redevelop a negative
  • what light is appropriate for wet plate negative and how to work in inappropriate light
  • practicing a wet plate negative on still life
  • making a portrait with ambient light or with studio flashes
  • varnishing glass negatives

DAY THREE

  • Photographing outdoor, making more negatives. The goal is that each participant will make several negatives with different densities for different printing processes.
  • Redeveloping. The second development after fixing, for boosting density of collodion negative.
  • varnishing glass plates
  • preparing albumen for printing process
  • preparing gelatin for salt print process
  • seizing paper for salt print process
  • demonstration of salt and albumen printing process

DAY FOUR

  • floating paper on albumen
  • salt printing
  • albumen printing
  • toning with goldchloride
  • waxing salt prints

Each participant will receive notes with all the receipts and the most important points to remember.

Carbon Print Workshop

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