Solargraphy Camera Workshop

Saturday 20 November, 11.00 am

The Old Fire Station, 40 George Street, Oxford. OX1 2AQ
Tickets are Standard: £10 | Pay more: £12 | Pay less: £7

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In this workshop you will be introduced to the concept of Solargraphy by artist Laura de Moxom. This alternative photographic process combines analogue and digital techniques, in order to capture long exposure images that incorporate the sun moving across the sky; leaving beautiful trails of light. The technique can be used to create unique digital images that encompass changing weather and seasons over a period of time; from one day to multiple years.

You will make your own basic pinhole cameras out of drinks cans, to take home. You will then be introduced to the principles of paper negatives and shown how to load your can camera with photographic paper. You will cover how to shoot your image, considering where to position and attach the camera and how to unload it when you are finished. You will learn how to ‘digitally develop’ your image for which you will either need access to a scanner and a photo editing software or a smartphone with a camera and an app for editing.

This is a great introduction to principles of analogue photography with no need for access to a darkroom and no prior experience is necessary.

This workshop is aimed at adults but younger participants are welcome under adult supervision.

The session will be at a relaxed pace and include a

make-along with plenty of space for asking questions and sharing ideas.

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