Day 1 - Film Camera Introduction
Kent St Weir, Canning River
Saturday 22nd June, 2013, 12.30pm to 4.30pm
Bring your 35mm or 120 roll film camera and we'll provide the film*
Are you all pixeled out? Curious about photographing with film, or just want to reacquaint yourself, but need a few tips to get started? Then dust off your film camera* and come along to this weekend workshop. Take your photography to a new level, making silver based images with film. Discover film's potential for beautifully nuanced images and its unique characteristics that sets it apart from the digital treadmill. This introductory film photography workshop provides practical experience and techniques, with applications for both portrait and landscape work.
Through discussions and demonstrations, I will guide you through the process of camera choice, film choice, film loading, setting up and using a film camera, and exposing film. You will then put this newly aquired knowledge to practise by making your own black and white negatives around the river reserve. Workshop participants will be provided with black and white film for their 35mm camera or 120 roll film camera. After the completion of the workshop, films will be processed, contact printed and returned to participants.
Conducted outdoors along the wooded banks of the Canning River Reserve at Kent St Weir, the location provides ample subject matter. It is also an ideal learning environment for you to gain experience within a small group setting. Facilities at the river also include the brand new Canning River Cafe at Kent St Weir.
For those wanting to learn about black and white film processing and printing there is an opportunity for two people to attend and Darkroom Introduction to Film Processing & Printing on Day 2 (see below).
Workshop Fee for Day 1 is $180 and includes film, processing.
Workshop Fee for Day 1 and Day 2 if booked together is discounted to $455.
*If you are not sure about the suitability of your camera for the workshop please contact me.
Day 2 - Darkroom Introduction to Film Processing & Printing
Sunday 23rd June, 2013, 10.00am to 4.30pm
For particpiants who have just completed Day 1 Film Camera Introduction, this provides a logical continuum to processing and printing stages, although you do not need to have completed Day 1 to attend the Day 2 part of the workshop.
You will learn how to develop a black and white film, proper storage and care of negatives, archiving and the importance of making proper contact proof prints.
You will also have the opportunity to enlarge one of your black and white negatives and be guided through the process of making your first silver gelatin print. This workshop will be held in my darkroom and participant numbers are limited to a maximum of 2 people.
Workshop Fee for Day 2 is $300 and includes photographic paper and processing.
Workshop Fee for Day 1 and Day 2 if booked together is discounted to $455. Maximum of two pupils only.
If you would like to ask any questions about the workshops please contact me.
Application Procedures Terms and Conditions
To apply for the workshop please complete this online application form with your payment, which includes a 50% non-refundable booking fee.
Upon receipt of your application and payment, a confirmation email will be sent to you and followup information regarding the workshop. If your desired workshop is full you will be notified and given the opportunity to enroll in another workshop. If this is unsuitable your full payment will be returned.
The workshop fee covers tuition and basic materials only and includes GST. Meals are not included.
Payment is through PayPal, which also accepts credit cards. You do not need to be a PayPal member.
Cancellations and Refunds
If you need to withdraw from the workshop you must notify us no later than 15 days prior to the workshop and we will refund your fee, less the booking fee. Cancellations 14 days or less prior to the workshop will forfeit their entire fee, unless a replacement can be found.
Waiver of Liability
We make every effort to choose the best and safest locations, however Alex Bond shall have no responsibility or liability for personal injury or property damage to any participant during their involvement in the workshop. Alex Bond reserves the right to cancel any workshop should that be necessary. In the event of workshop cancellation, all payments will be refunded.