Remove yourself from the snap happy culture we live in and immerse yourself in the mindful practice of film photography. You’ll learn how to take great photographs without relying on a camera’s automatic function. You’ll discover how shooting with manual settings can give you greater control, and empower you to create more interesting images. This workshop is suitable for beginners and experienced photographers alike.
The only prerequisite for the workshop is that you bring your own camera. We will supply the film for the cameras! All film camera’s are different, have different settings, methods of loading film, etc. so we’ll ask that you let us know what camera you will be bringing with you.
ABOUT ALANA + KARLY POTTS
Alana and Karly are analogue and digital photographers. Growing up in regional NSW their work is a reflection of their surroundings of their youth – organic, and honest in capturing a natural imagery and those who wander through. The sisters are experimental in process and practice. Self-taught and freelance, they work with a variety of photographic mediums. They explore manual formats including 35mm film photography, engaged by the grainy and raw aesthetic and method, which they find complimentary to their photographic style – having an eye and an appreciation of the Australian landscape and how this translates into people, art and culture.
The girls learnt their way around the manual settings of a film camera before picking up a DSLR which developed a greater respect and understanding for film and a natural and learned transition into digital photography. They collaborated in creating ‘The Wildfolk Collective’ and curated a series of 35mm zines featuring different places and scapes. The most recent series focused on the coastal climates and the hills and hinterland from a high summer at home which later became a solo exhibition, ‘Salty’ at This Must Be The Place in 2016. Their portfolio includes a range of styles and mediums – portrait photography – landscape photography – editorial photography – photojournalism – music photography – wedding and event photography and creative direction. Their clients include Analogue.Gallery, Creative Mornings Brisbane, National Young Writers Festival, and a series of local publications, artists and events, dappling in mixed media and visual art as complimentary to their visual body of work.
@alanapotts // @karlypotts //@thewildfolkcollective
- Students will be supplied with film (35mm film cameras ONLY please!)
- An understanding of technical jargon such as shutter speed, aperture, so on
- An explanation of manual shooting with tips on how to shoot mindfully and how to compose and frame your shots
- Everyones film will be developed by Hillvale Photo in Melbourne, who process and develop the negatives which will be uploaded to a dropbox link for students to access (Yeah, how good!)
- The camera + lenses you’re hoping to build a better relationship with! 35mm ONLY!
- If you are brand new to your camera/have rarely used it, make sure it works before attending the workshop!
- Something to take notes with
- You will be walking a little bit offsite to shoot, so wear comfy shoes!
Casual, comfy shoes!
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Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
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We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
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- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
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Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.