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Local – Film Photography One-on-One

Western Cape – Film Photography One-on-One Photography In Barrydale / Worcester

Date: TBC
Level: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced
Duration: One Day or Weekend
Cost: ZAR 5000.00 Including film, camera hire, printing and developing
Workshop Size: Maximum of 6
Venue: Western Cape Surrounds, Worcester and Barrydale, South-Africa
Registration: https://www.craigfouche.co.za/local-film-photography-one-on-one/
Contact Us: https://www.craigfouche.co.za/lets-connect/

Craig Fouché Photography in association with Graham Abbott proudly presents Film Photography One-on-One Photography Workshop on an exclusive one day or weekend workshop to help you conquer your fears regarding shooting film. We will teach you all that is needed for you to capture the look and feel you’re trying to achieve without presets and filters in Photoshop or Lightroom. Here we go absolutely analogue, by slowing down, going back to basics, focusing on what you have in camera and taking the best photo possible. To achieve this we will focus on photography’s roots – film.

The different size formats are as follows 35mm, medium format also called 120, 220 and 645, large format and ultra large format. Graham and I will teach you one of the three formats of film that we shoot, that is 35mm, 120 and 4×5″ large format. Depending on what format you are wanting to learn, this will also affect the cost involved. Film medium prices vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, and size format too.

We will provide you 2 rolls of either colour, or 1 colour and black and white film in either 35mm or 120 – medium format, 10 sheets 4×5″ in either colour or black and white film. Should you require more film, the price will be affected by that. In 35mm, there are 36 frames per roll, 120 – 12 frames or more depending on the medium format system you are using per roll, and large format uses sheets which need to be loaded in a darkroom or changing bag.

Step one is where we will go in-depth into getting started with film, which film works for you, how to meter light, and how to work with a lab when processing your images. You will also learn just how forgiving film can be when it comes to exposure.

Step two is where you will also learn how to develop your film by hand and wait with bated breath to see if you all your images came out or not.

Step three is where we will take you through the printing process in the darkroom and you can watch your images come to life before your very eyes!

We will be shooting outdoors as well as in the studio, Graham has a large purpose built studio for both models and product photography. I have a much smaller home studio in Worcester.

The Studio Barn, Barrydale, South-Africa

Adobe very cleverly called their developing software Lightroom! Tools like Dodge and Burn and many more, these techniques were all originally done in the darkroom! We will be teaching you how to do this the old school way so when it comes to editing digital images you will have a full understanding of what you are doing. Digital noise, yes we love that in film, it is called grain, this adds character to your images. We will teach you how to add grain or minimise grain during development.

Your Hosts and Instructors

CRAIG FOUCHÉ – Photographer

I am a Western Cape Winelands photographer based in South Africa, photographing locally and internationally. I am a registered NPS (Nikon Professional Services) member, a contributor to Nikon South Africa’s social media pages and website. I photograph a broad variety of genres, using film – 35mm, 120 and 4×5” format as well as digital medium and are very passionate about my work.

My work has been published several times in the Daily Dispatch and Worcester Standard Newspapers, SA4x4, HIGH LIFE (British Airways Inflight Magazine) Wildside Magazine and Getaway Magazine, and I have also been a contributor to Media24, which is the print media arm of the South African media company Naspers. I finished as a Top Ten finalist in the 2016 Getaway Magazine Gallery Competition, finishing with Highly Commended.

GRAHAM ABBOTT – Photographer

Graham began photography at the age of fourteen. He joined the school camera club and built a darkroom under the stage at school. He holds a Diploma in Photography from PE Technikon and later moved to England where he further studied at the London College of Printing.

After a season he returned to Cape Town and assisted local and international photographers for ten years, learning skills and saving money to buy equipment. It was during this time he built his first rental studio and started the first photographic equipment rental business in Cape Town under the name Studio-One.

Later he built the largest photographic studio space in Breë Street, and in Cape Town at the time.

Graham has been in advertising and fashion, a portrait photographer professionally but what he really loves is documentary – art photography.
He further went on to branch out to start a film and photography production company, One Productions, which worked all over Africa in Namibia, Nigeria, Kenya, Mozambique and South Africa.

He eventually gave up the studio and equipment rental businesses in 2006 and joined forces with a German production company from Cologne Fly and Friends doing jobs for mostly German clients until 2010.
After being based in the city, he decided to move out to the country where he has decided to go back to doing old school Black and White photography and printing that he loved twenty years ago and share that wonderful experience with others.

The Studio Barn


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