Darkroom Workshop: Photograms
When: Saturday 16 June, 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Workshop within the Commonwealth Growth Centre, MAMA
To celebrate our Season of Photography, we're bringing a series of four darkroom workshops to the MAMA Workshop. Led by professional photographers, the sessions will cover traditional photography processes and camera-less photography methods within a darkroom environment. Suitable for long-time photographers, first-timers, as well as those curious and interested in photo image-making. The four workshops include Photograms, Developing, Printing and Exposure Experiments.
Darkroom Workshop 1: Photograms
An introduction to photo-image making, this workshop is perfect for someone who has never picked up a camera.
A photogram is a photographic image made without a camera. The process involves placing objects onto photographic paper which is then exposed to light. The areas of the paper covered by the objects are hidden from the light and appear white (or shades of grey) while the exposed background is turned black.
Participants will learn how to use photo enlargers to produce their final prints on 8’’ x 10’’ paper, developed in the darkroom. The workshop will encourage the exploration of composition, spatial depth and tonal variations through the placed objects.
All materials will be supplied, though participants are welcome to bring along their own objects to experiment with composition and transparency effects.
Dirk Wallace, Nat Ord and Michael Moran.