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Capture: The Capture Pinhole Photography Workshop 2013

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  • Sophie G,

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    Mmmmmm, I can smell the chemicals already!

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Alex Efimoff,

    What's your favourite part of a dark room process? I use to love toning and washing final prints :)

    Wellington • Since Dec 2011 • 56 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G, in reply to Alex Efimoff,

    favourite part of a dark room process?

    Good question! Probably developing, watching the image appear. Other than that there is something about time, it seems to disappear in the darkroom in quite a nice way : )

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • JoJo,

    Oooh, jealous - I wish this was in Wellington! I taught a class of 10-12-year-olds to make pin-hole cameras and develop the pictures years ago. It was great fun! Would love to re-learn it.

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 95 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G, in reply to JoJo,

    I wish this was in Wellington!

    Cheap flights? A flying visit to the Minnie Street darkroom? : )

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Ray Gilbert, in reply to Alex Efimoff,

    I spent many years developing and printing my transmission electron microscope micrographs at work. For me it was the step before publication when we would try a large number of subtle differences in paper grade and exposure time for each shot put the results upon a large board and spend ages looking for the perfect result.

    One thing all that technical photography did do though was to slightly ruin my ability to appreciate artistic photography. Our pictures were all about crisp lines and high contrast - usually grade 3.5 to 5. No subtle grey fades allowed.

    Since Nov 2006 • 102 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G, in reply to Ray Gilbert,

    We will be bound to hit new heights in shades of grey and soft blurred edges in this workshop! Having said that, the best part of the workshop itself is seeing what each participant 'explores' through the tiny eye of their pringles can.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G,

    Thanks for that Jos : )

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Ray Gilbert,

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    technical photography

    maybe you were using this?

    a souvenir – found lurking in a box of photography stuff – my favourite black and white film – i seemed to be able to get really nice results with it where i couldn’t seem to with ordinary old black and white…

    like the one above

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to JoJo,

    The Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day website now lists two workshops happening in New Zealand on April 28th - our Capture event in Auckland, and the Photospace Gallery WPHD workshop in Wellington. More details for Wellingtonians about the Photospace workshop here.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    inverse, reverse, perverse...

    like the one above

    I see what you did there...
    You put the louvre in the picture!
    - is that Modern Postism?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7776 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    You put the louvre in the picture!

    barcodes, louvres, got to rhyme somewhere with oeuvre?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2692 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G,

    Roll up, roll up. Let your curiosity and latent creativity overcome your shyness or indecision! Take the opportunity to slow down time a little..... no instant gratification, but the satisfaction of producing photographs with a camera that you made yourself.
    Going back to technical basics, it's also an opportunity to really think about the effect of light and shadow on your final image.
    We still have places left for the pinhole workshop on Sunday 28th April..... if you haven't had a look already, here are some of the final images from last year's workshop.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G,

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    We have a number of people keen to come to the workshop, we still have spaces for a few more and would love to have as many as possible to make the day more interesting. There's nothing quite like seeing what others are up to to get the ideas flowing.

    The picture above is not a pinhole picture, but it is black and white taken with film and printed on photographic paper. It's just a reminder of what the process is about.... thinking in black and white and shades of grey, thinking about light and dark and how that is going to make (or break) your picture. So different from looking at a shiny colourful screen and snapping away.

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Sophie G,

    chem mickle 'n' a muckle...

    ...what the process is about

    is there a direct to CCD array version?

    y'know, sorta pin cushy...

    or direct to card punch
    for the Steam Pinhole aficionados

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7776 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    is there a direct to CCD array version?

    y’know, sorta pin cushy…

    Jos has done really well with a home made device for his DSLR, see his replies in last year's thread.

    Steam Pinhole aficionados

    That's us.

    Since Dec 2006 • 234 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Ah I did too, nice to see those shots again, thank you Jonathan.

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

  • Ross Mason,

    Can I rip apart an old digital camera and experiment with my own pinhole?

    The insane thing is, the real miniature CCDs use pinholes rather than lenses!!!!!!

    How bizarre.....

    or is the smell, fluid and magic the key to the whole nine yards for this show?

    Upper Hutt • Since Jun 2007 • 1585 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ross Mason,

    Can I rip apart an old digital camera and experiment with my own pinhole?
    ...
    or is the smell, fluid and magic the key to the whole nine yards for this show?

    Well, we are rather into fluid dynamics on the day,
    but if you want to introduce an old camera to wrack and ruin,
    we won't stand in the way.

    Hey!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G,

    Almost full house

    Thanks everyone who expressed interest in coming along to the workshop on Sunday.

    We have just one place still available, if you are keen, send us through an email.

    Who knows, maybe we'll need to start a waiting list!

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • Sophie G,

    It's done!! It was a great (and frenetic) day. Everyone seemed to have a good time even in the face of frustrating fluctuations of light and together everyone churned out a good number of pictures. There's quite a lot of collating and scanning to be done before Jackson can get a post up.

    Well done team!

    Auckland • Since Apr 2012 • 48 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Huuuuge thanks to Sophie, Jonathan and Petra for the amazing efforts today, and Minnie Street Studio and Jocelyn Carlin for the wonderful workshop space.

    We will (probably) fly again!

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2448 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    Great work, guys. You're making Auckland awesome.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22584 posts Report Reply

  • Jos,

    Woooo, looking forward to a fat juicy thread of photos of amazingness!

    Whakatane • Since Jan 2012 • 877 posts Report Reply

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