Graham Abbott hosted the Wetplate workshop over two days at The Studio Barn in Barrydale. The history and theory of wetplate photography and two other films: “Silver and Light” and “Remains of the Day” were shown on day one. On day two the students had a chance to photograph each other, creating a wetplate glass negative and making a positive cyanotype print off their negatives.
Inga Prins hosted the Cyanotype workshop at the Studio Barn using water colour paper coated with a cyanotype coating. The students placed found objects from nature such as leaves, flowers and grasses onto their paper and a sheet of glass on top. The paper was exposed in the sun for 7 min then rinsed with water leaving a vibrant negative image in blue and white.
Anton Robert hosted the one day nude photography workshop by the river in the Tradouw Pass. The students used 35mm and 4×5 Analog cameras to capture long exposures of Bianca the model in a waterfall. Other creative images were the rocks and in the water with reflections.
Graham and David Chamberlain hosted the analog photography darkroom processing and printing workshop at the Studio Barn. The workshop guided students through the black & white process of 35mm and 4×5“ film and the printing of 35 and medium format negatives onto fiber based photographic paper.
The participants learnt the magic of dodging and burning images and choosing the correct grade of paper for your negative.