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Gord &Rick's pinhole altprocess workshop

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  • From: "Gordon J. Holtslander" <gordon.holtslander@usask.ca>
  • Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 16:16:32 -0600
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Since were talking about workshops I'm going to toot my own horn ...

My friend Rick Retzlaff and myself teach a workshop on pinhole cameras and 
alternative processes.

I don't think anyone on this list would be interested in attending, but I am 
very happy with the workshop.  Its intended to introduce people to 
photography, or at least a different style of photography, by providing them 
with a very inexpensive and accessible technique.  I think it works very 

We teach people how to make and use large format pinhole cameras - we have 
them make negatives 8x10 and up.

We then introduce participants to alternative processes using cyanotype and 
vandyke brown.  The participants use the negative made with the pinhole 
cameras.  We chose these processes because they are fairly easy and they 
print out.  We get participants to expose their prints in the sun using a 
simple hinged back printing frame.

We did the workshop last summer and are doing it again this year - its been 
added to the  University of Saskatchewan Certificate of Art and Design 

People leave the workshop with the ability to make large archival, and 
hopefully worthwhile images, without having to invest a lot of money in high 
tech expensive equipment.

A few high school art instructors attended last years workshop.  At least one 
of them is now teaching pinhole alt-process as part of the high school art 

A poster is here: http://homepage.usask.ca/~gjh289/pinholeposter2007.pdf

Gordon J. Holtslander		Dept. of Biology
gordon.holtslander@usask.ca	University of Saskatchewan
Tel 306 966-4433		112 Science Place
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