Sat, Apr 13 | Holland Photo Imaging

Toy Camera Workshop

This hands-on workshop explores the different types of plastic or simple cameras available for photographic expression and experimentation. Learn about camera models, modifications, and films; and workflow in a digital darkroom. You will also have an opportunity to load cameras and do some shooting!
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Toy Camera Workshop

Time & Location

Apr 13, 2019, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Holland Photo Imaging, 2125 Goodrich Ave Suite A, Austin, TX 78704, USA

About The Event

This hands-on workshop explores the different types of plastic or simple cameras available for photographic expression and experimentation. By exploring different toy camera options and formats, a photographer can find purpose for their use beyond the common perception of their simplicity and inherent faults. Modifications to the Holga specifically give the user a bit more control, and choices in films and alternative output can help to create a variety of different personal styles. In exploring the many qualities of the plastic camera, an artist can find a sense of freedom and weightlessness from technology and apply a fresh approach to their image making. Through these cameras, a photographer can harness the characteristics that make them unique to fit certain conceptual ideas, in the same ways digital capture and modern post production techniques can.

Learn about:

  • Toy camera models, modifications, and films; and
  • Capture-to-output workflow using color print film and producing archival inkjet prints in a digital darkroom.

You will also have an opportunity to load cameras and do some shooting together.

The instructor will have a few extra cameras so you don't have to own a toy camera to take part in the class. But you will need your own film (plan to spend $7-$12 on film). If you'd like to purchase a toy camera (Holga, Diana, Lomo, or Lubitel), you can find used and new cameras beginning around $35.  

Instructor: Andrea Millette earned her BFA from the Savannah College of Art & Design and her MFA from the Academy of Art University. She is a full-time faculty member of the Houston Community College Media Arts program in Houston, Texas. She has been teaching photography (and using the Holga) for more than 20 years.

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