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The Basics of Analog Photography | Level 1: Shoot It !

Instructor: Raz Hansrod

This workshop provides a combination of theoretical training and hands-on practice to shoot black and white film, understanding exposure in film photography with cyanotype printing.

Workshop Date

Saturday, August 13, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
1-day workshop
AED 650.00
What's Covered

Covid-19 Notice: At GPP we’re committed to keeping you, our students, our teachers and our colleagues safe. Following the government’s latest guidelines, we want to share with you our combined efforts to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience when you visit our space or take a workshop - Check out the blog here for more information on social distancing in workshops.


So what’s all the film-hype about? Why are so many people striving to revive this analog process?


Maybe you’re worried about ruining your first rolls, or you don’t know where to start! Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, you will learn the fundamentals of the film photography world.


From covering the history of photography and understanding different film types; to learning how to shoot a well exposed film, and master your camera manually.


You’ll also be introduced to the developing side of film photography, how light affects exposure and your shots. By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently use your camera and shoot a variety of different film types.


  • History of Film Photography
  • Introduction to Shooting Film
  • Exposure Triangle
  • Light meters
  • Breaking the rules of Film Exposure
  • Cyanotype printing 

Covid-19 Notice: At GPP we’re committed to keeping you, our students, our teachers and our colleagues safe. Following the government’s latest guidelines, we want to share with you our combined efforts to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience when you visit our space or take a workshop - Check out the blog here for more information on social distancing in workshops.


So what’s all the film-hype about? Why are so many people striving to revive this analog process?


Maybe you’re worried about ruining your first rolls, or you don’t know where to start! Under the guidance of our experienced instructors, you will learn the fundamentals of the film photography world.


From covering the history of photography and understanding different film types; to learning how to shoot a well exposed film, and master your camera manually.


You’ll also be introduced to the developing side of film photography, how light affects exposure and your shots. By the end of the course, you will be able to confidently use your camera and shoot a variety of different film types.


  • History of Film Photography
  • Introduction to Shooting Film
  • Exposure Triangle
  • Light meters
  • Breaking the rules of Film Exposure
  • Cyanotype printing 
what's included
  • 4.5 hours of theory and practical training
  • Cyanotype paper
  • Kentmere 35mm B&W Film to shoot and develop during the workshop
  • Photowalk
  • PDF Notes
  • 4.5 hours of theory and practical training
  • Cyanotype paper
  • Kentmere 35mm B&W Film to shoot and develop during the workshop
  • Photowalk
  • PDF Notes
who should attend

Suitable for all levels of film photography, although a foundation in the principles of photography (through film or digital) is required.

 

You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how all of these relate to each other to achieve an ideal exposure. If you are not familiar with these terms, enroll for our Photography Level 1 workshop.

 

Whilst the Photography Level 1 workshop is digital camera based, it will equip you with the key technical photography knowledge required of the aperture triangle, which is transferable to film photography.

Suitable for all levels of film photography, although a foundation in the principles of photography (through film or digital) is required.

 

You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how all of these relate to each other to achieve an ideal exposure. If you are not familiar with these terms, enroll for our Photography Level 1 workshop.

 

Whilst the Photography Level 1 workshop is digital camera based, it will equip you with the key technical photography knowledge required of the aperture triangle, which is transferable to film photography.

What to bring
  • 35mm film SLR camera
  • Lens for your camera
  • Batteries for your film camera - double check on the types of batteries!
  • Notebook & Pen
  • An everyday item for cyanotype print

OPTIONAL

  • A light meter
  • 35mm film SLR camera
  • Lens for your camera
  • Batteries for your film camera - double check on the types of batteries!
  • Notebook & Pen
  • An everyday item for cyanotype print

OPTIONAL

  • A light meter
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 7 days in advance of your workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
  • If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund will be issued, but you may request to be rescheduled to another workshop date(s).
  • If you cancel your workshop less than 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Workshops can be rescheduled within 3 months of the originally booked workshop date(s).
  • Bookings can only be transferred ONCE, including in the event of a workshop relocation. If you transfer your workshop booking and later wish to cancel it, we will not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances.
  • GPP reserves the right to change the location of any workshop to another location within the same city and/or emirate as deemed necessary in accordance with management discretion.
  • You must be 16 or older to attend this workshop. If you are younger than 16 or booking for someone under 16 years of age, please contact us first and we will be happy to advise you.

Workshop Date

Saturday, August 13, 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM
1-day workshop
AED 650.00