This year I am offering 1:1 photography and darkroom tuition rather than workshops.
Whether you a working on an arts project and need to gain some technical skills or just dusting off your film cameras and wondering where to start, then tuition can be tailor made to your specific requirements.
Step 1: Set Some Dates
Black and white film processing and traditional print making are my regular tools.
So feel free to contact me about your needs. We can have a talk and work out what you really want regarding tuition and provide it specific to your level.
For 2 consecutive days my fee is $525.
For a single darkroom day it is $275.
These prices include basic film paper and chemistry.
For convenience I like to teach near my home near the Canning Regional Park near Kent St, Wilson.
I can travel to other locations as requested. A fee for travel and accommodation may apply.
Below is an example of what a two day introductory workshop would normally cover.
Step 2: Drop me a line
If tuition sounds right for you drop me a line below with some preferred dates. We can discuss what suits you best.
General Overview of 2 Day Workshop - Introduction Level
Large Format Film Photography Workshops
Day 1 -View Camera Introduction
Kent St Weir, Wilson, on the Canning River
If you have ever been curious about the advantages of using a large format camera in your photography and what’s involved, or if you are just considering large format photography, then this workshop is for you. This introductory large format 4x5 workshop provides hands on experience and techniques, with applications for both portrait and landscape work.
Large Format Film Photography Workshops are conducted outdoors along the wooded banks of the Canning River Reserve, so you can see and experience using a 4x5 field camera on location. Through discussions and field demonstrations, I will guide you through the process of setting up and using a large format camera. You will then put this newly gained knowledge into practise by making your own 4x5 negatives around the river reserve.
The Canning River Reserve will provide ample subject matter and an ideal learning environment for you to gain experience in using a 4x5 field camera within a small group setting. Even if you don't own a 4x5 camera you will be provided with one to use, if you do have one then it bring it along. To maximise the experience, workshop numbers are limited to a maximum of 2 people. Facilities at Kent St Weir include the brand new Canning River Cafe or bring a sandwich.
Day 2 - Darkroom Introduction to Film Processing & Printing
For participants who have just completed Day 1 View Camera Introduction, this provides a logical continuum to the large format processing and printing stages.
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 includes photographic paper, film processing and light refreshments. Bring your lunch. Weekend workshop fee (2 days) $525.
If you need more information please contact me.