In this workshop, we'll show you some important techniques for shooting smaller objects without dropping thousands of dollars on high-end lighting gear. We’ll show you how to maximize just about any camera to capture clean, well-lit photographs of clothes, shoes, accessories, as well as collectible items or even electronics.
This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day. You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints. Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.
This class will use the photographic medium as a tool for students to explore the creative process along with short readings, A/V content, and various in-class and homework exercises. Students will learn how to tap into their innate creative abilities and gain tools to combat fears and perfectionism and shake up their normal routine in healthy ways in order to create space for new ideas. Texts drawn from will include Art and Fear, The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, The Photographer’s Playbook and others.