Strong Island Media working with The National Museum of the Royal Navy present a new photography project focusing on the historic WWI ship HMS M.33, located at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Over a series of four half-day workshops participants will learn about the basics of photography, the ship, archive images from WWI, how to shoot & hand develop 35mm film and then the creation of a final exhibition on board the M.33 of the images created during the project. The M.33 Photography Project takes place over Thursday morning/early afternoon workshops (from 10am to 2pm) throughout October & November 2016.
This third workshop sees participants first getting to grips with a 35mm camera and rolls of 35mm, learning the different functions and how to load film. Participants will be encouraged to bring their own 35mm camera(s) but there will be one or two for people to borrow. The participants would then shoot one roll of Black & White film of 36 exposures on-board the M.33 with the previous workshop’s digital images in mind. After lunch the group will learn how to develop their rolls of 35mm film by hand with changing bags, chemicals, developing canisters, etc. With the negatives developed and drying, the photographers will identify their films and 3-4 images on them that they would like to have printed before the next workshop.
Only 12 places are available on each workshop and places (and materials) are FREE thanks to the NMRN.
The four workshops are planned to take photographers, from beginner to experienced, from improving camera skills all the way to being part of the exhibition at the end so it would be great if participants could book on to every workshop and take part in the project all the way through, but this isn't necessary and workshops can be booked individually.
Strong Island Media have been delivering photography workshops for 5 years and in the last 18 months run over 30 different 'Photography Walkshops' in and around Portsmouth for photographers of all ages and abilities.
Find out more: www.photowalkshops.com