The Reader: dot-art: Photographic Adventures in Nature

The Reader: dot-art: Photographic Adventures in Nature The Reader: dot-art: Photographic Adventures in Nature


Venue: The Reader Gallery
Dates: 11/02/2020
Times: 15:00 - 17:00


Photographic Adventures in Nature

Every Tuesday, 11 Feb – 21 Apr, 3pm – 5pm.
Explore and photograph your surroundings in leafy Calderstones Park .

Photography Adventures in Nature introduces participants to the use of traditional hands-on photographic techniques as a way of creating unique artistic images in response to the beautiful surroundings of Calderstones Park, in a relaxed and more mindful way.

Suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making.

Programme: Explore and capture your surroundings in Calderstones Park in Photographic Adventures in Nature.

Over 10 weeks, participants will embark on:

●Photowalks, cyanotype photograms, processing black & white film)

●Use enlarged negatives produced from photowalks to create a range of digital negative cyanotypes

●Forage for flora and foliage around the Calderstones site to create dyes for use in experimental ‘Film Souping’ (adding/painting different substances to film before shooting or during processing)

●Pinhole camera building & shooting on site in nature

●Paper negative darkroom tray printing

●Experiment with Caffenol, using alternative, everyday substances to process film i.e. coffee and vitamin C

●Mini-exhibition (physical & online) of work produced during course

Tutor: Rachel Brewster-Wright. Rachel is a professional photographer and founder of Little Vintage Photography in Liverpool. She has expert knowledge in both analogue and digital photography and has taught a multitude of photography courses and workshops.

Dates: Tuesdays from 11, 18, 25 February, 3, 10, 24, 31 March (*no session 17 March*), 7, 14, 21 April

Materials: You will need to bring your own film camera and rolls of film (Ilford HP5+ film, 24 exposures is ideal – usually around £4.50 per roll). All other chemicals and photographic papers will be provided.