WORKSHOPS

'Historical and Alternative Photography Workshops'

Historical and Alternative Photography Workshops are practical workshops, giving an opportunity to relive the excitement experienced by the pioneers of photography. They cover unconventional and creative approach to the medium of photography, including use of D.Y.I equipment and 'ordinary kitchen stock' to produce the photographs (coffee, tea, salt, eggs, etc.) These workshops are particularly addressed to photographers, printmakers, artists and those who are interested in creating unique, handmade photographic images on different surfaces (glass, metal, fabric).
These are 'hands on' workshops, where participants produce their own work and leave with the knowledge allowing to start their own practice.

Processes taught include:
Wet Plate Collodion Ambrotype/Tintype,
Cyanotype
Van Dyke Brown
Lith Print
Pinhole Photography

More techniques coming soon.

I am providing both - group and individual workshops. Individual workshops take place in a picturesque Enniskerry village. These are one-on-one or one-on -two tutorials.
Individual workshops usually take one day , but can be tailored according to needs. Dates to be arranged individually. CONTACT
Group workshops are organised in cooperation with galleries, schools, photography and art organisations, please check below for dates and venues.

Current schedule 2017

WET PLATE COLLODION, introductory workshop

Wet Plate Collodion is a 19th century photography process of pouring Collodion onto a plate of thin iron or glass, then exposing it in a large format camera and developing the plate while it is still wet. This technique creates One-of–a–Kind photographs with a very unique aesthetic, which can’t be reached by any other photographic process.
During the workshop the participants will learn how to create in-camera positive images on glass and metal plates.
It is a slow process, where everything is made by hand, from plate preparation, through image processing to varnishing

Dates and Venues:

Belfast Exposed
Date: 25th March 2017
Time: 11am - 5.00pm
Places: 6
Venue: Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast
Price: 135 GBP (120 GBP early bird)
Booking: CONTACT

Gallery of Photography
Date: 4th June 2017
Time: 10.30am - 5.00pm
Places: 6
Venue: GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Dublin
Price: 135e member/145e non member
Booking: CONTACT

Galerie Lisette - Special Offer for Students Only
Date: tbc
Time: 11am - 5.30pm
Places: 4
Venue: Galerie Lisette, Enniskerry
Price: 95e/pp FOR STUDENTS, 135e REGULAR
Booking: CONTACT


CYANOTYPE

Cyanotype is one of the oldest techniques of creating an image with a use of light. Originally cyanotypes were used to create photograms by laying the subject directly on the photo sensitized paper, which exposed to sun gives white silhouettes on a prussian blue ground. Today also film or digital negatives can be used for cyanotype printing. In this process a photosensitive emulsion is brushed onto paper by hand, what makes each print very unique. Blue color can be changed to brown or black by tonning (i.e in tea or coffee)

Dates and Venues:

Date: tbc
Time:11.30am - 5.00pm
Places: 6 places
Venue: GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Dublin
Price: 100e member / 110e non member
Booking: CONTACT

VAN DYKE BROWN

Like many of photography’s earlier processes, Van Dyke Brown is a contact printing process needing ultraviolet light to make the exposure onto a piece of coated paper (or other suitable material). It takes its name from the color cast of final print, a deep brown, similar to popular paint pigment, named from a Flemish painter Van Dyck.
It It’s a process that’s reasonably easy, affordable, and can be done without the need for a darkroom.

Dates and Venues:

Date: tbc
Time:11.30am - 5.00pm
Places: 6 places
Venue: GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Dublin
Price: 100e member / 110e non member
Booking: CONTACT


VAN DYKE & CYANOTYPE (2 techniques, one day)

Date:5th March 2017 & 3rd December 2017
Time:11.00am - 4.30pm
Places: 6 places
Venue: GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Dublin
Price: 100e member / 110e non member
Booking: CONTACT

Belfast Exposed
Date: 27th May 2017
Time: 11am - 4.00pm
Places: 6
Venue: Belfast Exposed Photography, Belfast
Price: 110 GBP (100 GBP early bird)
Booking: CONTACT


LITH PRINTING, Introductory Workshop

Lith printing is one of the alternative photographic techniques, invented in 1970s. It is a very creative printing technique, where the results may vary from very detailed and 'graphical' to very grainy, painterly and colourful (from pink to orange to brown). Each print is very unique and it is very difficult to achieve repeatable results.
Basic darkroom printing knowledge is required for the course.

Dates and Venues:

Date: 3rd September 2017
Time:11.30am - 5.00pm
Places: 6 places
Venue: GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Price: 85e member/ 95e non member
Booking: CONTACT

NEW !!!WET PLATE COLLODION CHEMISTRY WORKSHOP
/Please contact me if you are interested in this workshop. It is organised once yearly, depending on demand./
Step by step presentation on Collodion Chemistry mixing.
Recommended for those with a basic knowledge of the process.
Please note : No photographs will be taken during the workshop




Dates and Venues:

Date: TBC
Time: 1pm - 4pm
Places: 6
Venue: Galerie Lisette, Enniskerry
Price: 45e/pp
Booking: CONTACT


NEW !!!PINHOLE PHOTOGRAPHY AND PAPER NEGATIVES

Introduction to Pinhole Photography and Paper Negatives.
Workshop Covers: Camera Obscura - presentation and how it works; Building simple pinhole camera from a box;
Taking Photographs - creating paper negatives;
Developing the negatives and making contact prints.


Dates and Venues:

Date: TBC
Time:11.00am - 5.00pm
Places: 4 places
Venue: GALLERIE LISETTE
Price: 85e
Booking: CONTACT


Please Note: I reserve the right to cancell the workshop when the minimum required number of participants is not met.