Fall 2008 continuing education

Recommended New England course about alternative photography

Pinhole photo I took with a Goya cracker tin in Marian Roth's workshop via the PAAM

Lately, I’ve developed a taste for back-to-basics photography. I’ve been experimenting with a toy camera and pinhole photography. I had hoped to find a bunch or New England workshops on the topic to suggest for the fall. Thus far I’ve only found one, which I’ve listed below. It looks intriguing. You might consider perusing The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James too.

New England School of Photography

I’ve taken and enjoyed many workshops here. Whether you’re a budding photographer or a practicing professional, there’s something for everyone at NESOP.

(Class and schedule are subject to change so check program website for updates.)

Alternative Process

Instructor: Ron Cowie

Mondays, Sept. 15-Dec. 8, 6:00-9:00pm

$365 before Sept. 12/$400 after Sept. 12

“This class studies and practices 19th century photo processes. We will explore salt printing, cyanotype, platinum printing, pinhole photography and more. These processes require a deeper level of connection with materials and are a jumping-off point to a world of greater creativity. Class time will be divided into demonstration, lecture, class critique and guest speakers. In short, this class hopes to create a safe space where you can take a chance, play and fall back in love with photography. Students are expected to bring negatives and purchase their own materials for each process they wish to explore beyond the demonstration.”

by Katie Hutchison for the House Enthusiast