Alternative Photography Summer School

June - Sept 2020

Now inviting submission of your images for our online Gallery!

Deadline -  Sat 31st Oct

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"Thank you so much for a wonderful summer of workshops, I have learnt so much from each and every one." Kelly

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"This was great! I’m pumped up to experiment more 😊" Jonas

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"Just a massive thank you for sharing your secrets! " Suzanne

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"Thank you, lots of great experiments to try out." Sue

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"Brilliant workshops, they’ve all been great!" Jo

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"Fab! thank you.. can’t wait for more when you’ve had a rest x " Linda

Over the summer we explored the exciting world of experimental image making, using processes that are easy to follow at home, with a minimum of specialist photography materials and equipment. Each month an Online Workshop featured different photographic processes and techniques, supported with video tutorials and downloadable information in pdf format, all available in our Resources section. The presentations and demonstrations from the Online Workshops are also available for anyone who missed them! 

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We now invite you to try some of the processes and techniques outlined below if you haven't already - then send us your best results to share in a new online Gallery we will be publishing next month. Please email your images via realphotographycompany@gmail.com before Sat 31st Oct - thank you!

June

Solargraphy and Room Obscuras

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In June we concentrated on making pinhole cameras from drinks cans and Tetra Packs, then showed you how to load the camera with photographic paper and make a pinhole exposure over a day, a month or even 6-month duration. We also encouraged you to construct a camera obscura in a room in your house, where images from the outside can be projected inside the room to create exciting effects you can then photograph.

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See our Solargraphy and Room Obscuras video tutorials and presentations from our Online Workshop, plus downloadable information in pdf format.

July

Sun Printing

 

Using photographic and cyanotype paper, provided in our free materials packs, we show you how to create beautiful lumen prints and cyanotypes using the action of sunlight.

 

We also explored anthotyping, making images using light sensitive plant extracts coated onto paper, and chlorophyll printing which involves placing items directly onto leaves to create a sun print.

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See our Sun Printing Resources for video tutorials on each process, and downloadable information, with two presentations from our Sun Printing Online Workshop held in July.

August 

Paper Negatives

 

Create an analogue photographic image without specialist darkroom equipment or processing, using photographic paper inside a film camera. The image can be scanned and inverted to produce a positive image, so no development is required. If you haven't got a camera find out how to make one!  

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Video tutorials and downloadable info in pdf format available now in our Paper Negatives Resources, along with the video of August's Online Workshop.

September

Chemigrams and Caffenol

 

Find out about different recipes to replace traditional developer, stop and fix by experimenting with coffee, plants, and other household ingredients to develop film and prints. Film camera and developing tank optional.

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Video tutorials, workshop presentations and demonstration plus downloadable pdf info now available in our Chemigrams and Caffenol Resources section. 

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The Alternative Photography Summer School is supported by the Arts Council Emergency Fund.

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St Pauls Learning Centre, 94 Grosvenor Rd, Bristol, BS2 8XJ, United Kingdom (see on map) Tel. 0117 914 5470

 

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