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Beyond Blue: Cyanotype Toning

$45

with Megan Ratliff

Calendar May 18, 2019 at 1 pm

Cyanotype is a fun and easy way to get involved in photography. If you've ever wondered how to do a sun print or what a blueprint really is, this class is for you. The cyanotype process produces a photographic image using iron salts and was invented by John Herschel in the mid-1800’s. Cyanotypes widely recognized as one of the easiest and affordable avenues into photography. This class seeks to break beyond the cyanotype’s blue connotation through chemical toning and offers an historically informed technical means of toning photographs, suiting both first-timers and those acquainted with the process.  In this class, students will learn to tone cyanotypes using eco-friendly household materials. Students will leave the class with their very own collection of toned hand-made cyanotype prints. 

MEGAN RATLIFF taught art through Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership before moving to Seoul to teach art at an international high school. After finishing their masters' degree they ran a private academy's darkroom and taught photography courses in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Chromoskedasic Sabatier

$75

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Jun 8, 2019 at 10 am

This course focuses on bringing light and color into the black and white darkroom. Chromoskedasic Sabatier is an alternative photographic process using Chromo A and B chemicals and sunlight along with regular darkroom paper, developer, and fixer. Students with a background in darkroom printing will learn how to paint with chemicals and light to create unique and one of a kind prints from pre-existing negatives. Your images will shift in color and produce a silvering out effect in the white areas of your print. Images with large white areas produce the greatest results in this medium.

MAGGIE FLANIGAN is a newcomer to Richmond having recently completed grad school at  Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She specializes in teaching art and photography at all levels as well as working with alternative photographic process, printmaking, and mixed media fiber arts.

Darkroom 101

$150

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 10 am

Learn to make silver gelatin prints from start to finish on this two-day workshop! On the first day, students will learn how to properly expose an image, how your camera functions, and how to process film. Bring your negatives back for day two and we will go over creating contact sheets in the darkroom, making enlarged prints, and basic editing techniques. 
Day One: Sunday 4/27, 10-4p
Day Two: Saturday 4/28, 10-4p

MAGGIE FLANIGAN is a newcomer to Richmond having recently completed grad school at  Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She specializes in teaching art and photography at all levels as well as working with alternative photographic process, printmaking, and mixed media fiber arts.

Darkroom 101

$150

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Jul 27, 2019 at 10 am

Learn to make silver gelatin prints from start to finish on this two-day workshop! On the first day, students will learn how to properly expose an image, how your camera functions, and how to process film. Bring your negatives back for day two and we will go over creating contact sheets in the darkroom, making enlarged prints, and basic editing techniques. 
Day One: Sunday 7/27, 10-4p
Day Two: Saturday 7/28, 10-4p

MAGGIE FLANIGAN is a newcomer to Richmond having recently completed grad school at  Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She specializes in teaching art and photography at all levels as well as working with alternative photographic process, printmaking, and mixed media fiber arts.

Payment plan available: $50 deposit plus 4 payments of $25.00, paid every four weeks

Digital Photography 101

$75

with Ben White

Calendar Apr 23, 2019 at 6 pm

In this 3-day course, participants will learn the basics of DSLR Photography (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, lens coverage, touch on flash photography). Bring your camera and your tripod, all other materials will be provided.   
Day one: Tuesday, April 23rd 6-7:30p
Cover basic rules of photography (Rule of Thirds, Golden Ratio, Composition, etc.); Discuss of the camera itself (function, settings, difference in terminology between camera brands); Talk about long exposure photography.
Day two: Saturday, April 27th 5-8p
Go on a photowalk around Richmond and practice the skills covered on day one.
Day three: Tuesday, April 30th 6-7:30p
Bring your pictures and your notes to review what you've learned. We will have a group discussion and show off your shots from class. 

BEN WHITE is a local portrait and wedding photographer, operating out of his studio in the Fan District. He balances his work between freelance photo shoots and working for Richmond Camera.

Digital Photography 101

$75

with Ben White

Calendar Aug 6, 2019 at 6 pm

In this 3-day course, participants will learn the basics of DSLR Photography (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, lens coverage, touch on flash photography). Bring your camera and your tripod, all other materials will be provided.   
Day one: Tuesday, August 6th 6-7:30p
Cover basic rules of photography (Rule of Thirds, Golden Ratio, Composition, etc.); Discuss of the camera itself (function, settings, difference in terminology between camera brands); Talk about long exposure photography.
Day two: Saturday, August 10th 6-9p
Go on a photowalk around Richmond and practice the skills covered on day one.
Day three: Tuesday, August 13th 6-7:30p
Bring your pictures and your notes to review what you've learned. We will have a group discussion and show off your shots from class. 

BEN WHITE is a local portrait and wedding photographer, operating out of his studio in the Fan District. He balances his work between freelance photo shoots and working for Richmond Camera.

Intro to Digital Photography

$45

with Ben White

Calendar Mar 26, 2019 at 6 pm

An introduction course to learning the basics of DSLR Photography (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, lens coverage, touch on flash photography); Cover basic rules of photography (Rule of Thirds, Golden Ratio, Composition, etc.); Discussion of the camera itself (function, settings, difference in terminology between camera brands); Talk about long exposure photography & practice long exposure shots. Bring your camera, all other materials will be provided. 

BEN WHITE is a local portrait and wedding photographer, operating out of his studio in the Fan District. He balances his work between freelance photo shoots and working for Richmond Camera.

Full Course

Lumen Printing

$75

with Maggie Flanigan

Calendar Aug 10, 2019 at 10 am

This course focuses on image making in a new way. Lumen Prints are created through the use of natural sunlight and expired or fogged darkroom paper. Because Lumens are created through the use of light, light will forever change them. The process produces liminal prints in various colors based on the brand name of the paper as well as liquids on the surface. Lumen Printing is a contact printing process and can be used with photo negatives, leaves and flowers, trash, bugs, lace, and anything else you can imagine! Students in this course will create compositions with natural elements and scan their original prints to create a permanent record. Students will use Photoshop to dust and color correct their lumen prints and gain skills to digitally edit their photographs. 

MAGGIE FLANIGAN is a newcomer to Richmond having recently completed grad school at  Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. She specializes in teaching art and photography at all levels as well as working with alternative photographic process, printmaking, and mixed media fiber arts.





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