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Slowing down: studio portraiture and large-format photography with Shea Kirk (08/19)

Saturday 20 July &
Saturday 10 August 2019
$195 Member, $215 Non-member

In this one-day, practical workshop you will be guided through a complete studio portraiture process, taking home a black and white photographic print that you have shot in camera and processed in the darkroom.

CCP exhibiting artist Shea Kirk will provide an in-depth look at his process of using large format view cameras and studio lighting techniques. You will have the opportunity to learn fundamental large-format camera basics, with the option of either taking self-portraits or photographing a model using a studio flash lighting set up. There will also be the option to shoot additional digital frames. Shea will assist you to load, expose and develop your own traditional photographic paper using a silver gelatin reversal process, which produces a positive image.

This is an incredibly unique opportunity to learn contemporary photographic portraiture, and experience the magic of the darkroom from a skilled educator and artist.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of knowledge and experience, from those who are curious about photography to advanced photographers.

Shea Kirk is a Melbourne-based visual artist working with traditional photographic methods and techniques. He has been a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award (2019), National Photographic Portrait Prize (2019), the Head On Portrait Prize in (2018), and has participated in a number of group exhibitions across Victoria. Shea’s solo exhibition Vantages is being shown at CCP from 15 June – 11 August, 2019.

Supported by ILFORD

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