Old tech­niques and mod­ern in­spi­ra­tion go bush

Pilbara News - - News - Louise Alling­ham

Pil­bara pho­tog­ra­phers learnt the tricks of the trade from in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als at FORM’s Kar­i­jini Pho­tog­ra­phy Camp.

Par­tic­i­pants trav­elled to Kar­i­jini Na­tional Park with WA pho­tog­ra­phers Me­leah Far­rell and Bew­ley Shay­lor.

Un­der the guid­ance of Far­rell and Shay­lor, campers ap­plied their lessons to the unique land­scapes of the na­tional park dur­ing their two-day stay.

They ex­per­i­mented with ab­stract and creative pho­tog­ra­phy, post-pro­duc­tion tech­niques and solar print­ing.

Pro­gram co-or­di­na­tor Katie Evans said the lo­ca­tion pro­vided plenty of in­spi­ra­tion.

“It was a good op­por­tu­nity to ex­per­i­ment with a tra­di­tional medium — solar print­ing,” she said. Solar print­ing is said to be one of the old­est pho­to­graphic pro­cesses.

Dis­cov­ered more than 170 years ago, the tech­nique was tra­di­tion­ally used to cap­ture shadow im­ages of plants for sci­en­tific il­lus­tra­tion.

Far­rell con­ducted a solar-print­ing work­shop on day two of the camp in which par­tic­i­pants took a mod­ern ap­proach to the an­cient art.

They cre­ated solar prints us­ing sun­light to de­velop im­ages of items and plants they had found onto pa­per.

The camp also fo­cused on ab­stract and creative pho­tog­ra­phy prin­ci­ples, with par­tic­i­pants learn­ing how to pho­to­graph sub­jects in unique ways.

Far­rell also hosted an open work­shop on ab­stract and creative pho­tog­ra­phy at the Court­house Gallery in Port Hed­land on July 9 be­fore the camp.

Pic­ture: Bew­ley Shay­lor

Campers used one of the old­est pho­to­graphic tech­niques known to print im­ages onto pa­per.

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