Workshop: Alternate Cameras Workshop

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Register: July 11 and 25 2012: Chelsea/ High Line, NY

Register: July 18 and 20 Central Park, NYC

Register: July 28, and August 4 2012 Oyster Bay, Long Island

Exploring alternate cameras, the photographer departs from the constraints of the world of hi-tech, equipment oriented photography to one of simplicity. During this workshop students will explore the options of alternate cameras to suit their individual aesthetic requirements.

This will be a conceptually driven hands-on workshop with emphasis on photographing and experimentation.We will explore plastic toy cameras, pinhole and zone plates. The workshop is geared toward both experienced and inexperienced pinhole/zone plate/Diana-Holga photographers. Each workshop will be catered to the unique dynamics of the students. Workshops are kept small to ensure each student will receive proper instructions, ample attention and abundance of time for shooting.

Workshops will consist of a survey of historical and contemporary Diana/pinhole/zoneplate photography, field trips, and critiques of work with overviews and demonstrations of plastic toy cameras. Information of various practical modifications of these cameras will be provided. This workshop will be primarily working with plastic cameras of all types and variations. Pinholes and zone plate conversions of existing plastic cameras and/or “found” containers as well as creating your camera from scratch will be discussed and demonstrated. We encourage students to bring their own Diana/Holga or other plastic cameras though not required. A variety of these cameras will be available for each student’s use and experimentation. All students will have the option and time of “hands-on” to modify their cameras from the material presented in class before the field trips.

Students will leave the workshop with a thorough knowledge of these alternate cameras and a clear perception of how to incorporate this into their own unique vision..

Class will start at 11am at all locations: Chelsea, High Line/ Central Park/ Oyster Bay LI

(Workbook will contain overview of class with all necessary illustrations and bibliography of important resources)