The Reader: dot-art: Photographic Adventures in Nature
Venue: The Reader Gallery
Times: 15:00 - 17:00
Photographic Adventures in Nature
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.