School Holidays: Winter Photo Makers

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Welcome to the Winter Photo Makers Workshop! Our dynamic three-day adventure is designed for young photographers to explore the artistry of image-making through hands-on activities and creative experimentation. Led by Eunie Kim, our experienced instructor, participants will dive into photography basics, from capturing images with digital cameras to experimenting with alternative printing techniques such as cyanotypes and photograms. With a focus on fun and discovery, participants will learn to infuse their shots with vibrant colors and energy while also discovering the magic of traditional darkroom printing. Amidst laughter and shared excitement, they will forge lasting memories and uncover the endless possibilities of creative expression through photography.

This course is for 9-12 year olds.

Dates & Time

Winter Photo Makers runs over three full days at photo access

Monday July 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th, 9am-4pm each day

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Manuka Arts Centre, 30 Manuka Circle, Griffith ACT 2603


Day 1, Monday July 15th: Digital Photography Basics and Editing

  • Introduction to digital photography: overview of camera functions and settings.
  • Photo walks: participants explore outdoor environments, capturing images in various modes (e.g., portraits, landscapes).
  • Adobe Suite basics: hands-on instruction in editing software to enhance and manipulate images.
  • Creating digital negatives: using Adobe Suite to transform captured images into digital negatives.

Day 2, Tuesday July 16th: Sunprinting with Cyanotypes and Experimental Printing

  • Introduction to alternative printing techniques: overview of sunprinting and cyanotypes.
  • Experimentation with digital negatives: participants use their digital negatives from Day 1 to create cyanotype prints.
  • Outdoor activities: a hands-on sunprinting session, exploring the interaction of sunlight with cyanotype chemicals and incorporating different printing materials (leaves, flowers, objects, etc.).
  • Creative experimentation: participants are encouraged to experiment with different exposure times and compositions to achieve unique results.

Day 3, Wednesday July 17th: Darkroom Printing and Photograms

  • Introduction to the darkroom: overview of darkroom equipment and safety procedures.
  • Chemical handling and safety: instruction on handling darkroom chemicals and maintaining a safe working environment.
  • Printing process: participants learn the step-by-step process of traditional darkroom printing using digital negatives from Day 1.
  • Photograms: hands-on session exploring the creation of photograms using various objects and digital negatives.
  • Reflection and sharing: participants reflect on their experiences and share their favourite prints from the workshop.

What will be provided?

  • Digital cameras for use during photo walks and digital photography sessions.
  • Laptop computers equipped with Adobe Suite for image editing and digital negative creation.
  • Sunprinting materials, including cyanotype chemicals, paper, and protective gear.
  • Darkroom equipment and supplies for traditional printing, such as enlargers, trays, and photo paper.
  • Safety equipment and instructions for handling chemicals in the darkroom.
  • Photogram materials, including objects for experimentation and exposure.
  • Snacks (fruit, chip packets, juice) – please advise of any allergies beforehand

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor photo walks and studio activities (hat, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes, backpack, jumper or hoodie)
  • Notebooks or sketchbooks for jotting down ideas, notes, and reflections.
  • Personal digital cameras or smartphones for capturing images during the photo walks (optional, as cameras will be provided).
  • Lunch for each day
  • Water bottles and snacks to stay hydrated and energised throughout the day.
  • A USB flash drive or portable storage device to save and transfer digital images and projects created during the workshop (optional)
  • Any personal items or accessories that inspire creativity or enhance the photography experience, such as favourite photography books or inspirational images.

The Fine Print

Enrolments for this workshop close at 5pm on Wednesday July 10th, 2024. As a not-for-profit, our financial margins are narrow and classes require a minimum number of participants to run. In the event that PhotoAccess cancels a workshop, refunds will be paid in full or a transfer allowed free of charge. If a class is postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule at a time convenient to enrolled participants.

PhotoAccess will happily refund or transfer workshop fees up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. If less than 7 days’ notice is given, PhotoAccess can offer a partial refund. Alternatively, enrolment can transfer to another workshop plus a $50 transfer fee. If less than 48 hours are given, no refunds or transfers can be given. Please note that memberships purchased in conjunction with a workshop enrolment are non-refundable. See Terms and Conditions for further details.