Work­shops go back to pho­to­graphic ba­sics

Pilbara News - - Lifestyle - Louise Alling­ham

FORM’s Port Hed­land Court­house Gallery is host­ing two pho­to­graphic work­shops next week as part of the OBSCURA: Kar­i­jini Through an Ab­stract Lens ex­hi­bi­tion pub­lic pro­gram.

As­pir­ing artists and pho­tog­ra­phers can at­tend a Po­laroid lift emul­sion work­shop this Thurs­day and a so­lar-print­ing work­shop on Satur­day.

Vis­it­ing artist and ab­stract pho­tog­ra­pher Me­leah Far­rell will guide work­shop par­tic­i­pants through pho­to­graphic pro­cesses and ac­tiv­i­ties.

“We’ll be learn­ing about some sim­ple photo tech­niques and how to com­pose im­ages,” she said.

“I’m very in­ter­ested in al­ter­na­tive pho­to­graphic print­ing pro­cesses and ex­per­i­ment­ing.”

The Po­laroid emul­sion lift and so­lar print­ing are al­ter­na­tive hands-on pho­to­graphic pro­cesses.

In the Po­laroid lift emul­sion work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will use vin­tage Po­laroid cam­eras to take pic­tures and trans­fer the im­ages onto an­other sur­face to give them a longer life­time.

At the so­lar print­ing work­shop, par­tic­i­pants will use a sun-sen­si­tive dye to im­print sil­hou­ettes of ob­jects onto paper as they ex­per­i­ment with a tech­nique first cre­ated by an as­tronomer in the 1840s.

“It’s a cre­ative process and peo­ple can mix colours and cre­ate some in­ter­est­ing out­comes,” Ms Far­rell said.

FORM re­gional pro­grams co-or­di­na­tor Katie Evans said the work­shops were per­fect for young cre­ative minds.

Down­load a reg­is­tra­tion form for the $40 work­shops at form.­gallery.

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