Factory Works Photo Lab Plans ‘Workshop Weekend’ for Alternative Photographic Processes | The life

Williamsport, PA – Factory Works Photo Lab is excited to announce its weekend of workshops on April 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The lab will host two alternative process workshops in Studio 9-206 at The Pajama Factory.

Both weekend classes will be led by experienced Philadelphia photographers.

Each course is $50 individually, or a discounted $75 package price is available for those who wish to take both courses. All supplies are provided by the photo lab and are included in the cost.

April 9: Pinhole Photography

Dale Rio, founding member of Philadelphia’s Halide Project, will teach this workshop on using a basic lensless camera made from a modified empty paint can and darkroom magnification paper. Each participant will discover the history of pinhole cameras, build their own camera and learn how to use it. Everyone will take their own camera home.

April 10: The Gum Bi-Chromate Process

Beth Dombkowski, Director and Owner of Wanderlife Gallery, will help participants create a pop art impression using the Gum Bi-Chromate process. Similar to a multicolor cyanotype, this method uses digital negatives from a source photograph to create a print using sunlight, water, and paper pretreated with light-sensitive chemicals.

Registration for both classes can be coordinated by emailing [email protected] Participation is limited to four students each for the two workshops.

About the instructors

Dale Rio is a photographic artist whose work explores issues such as mortality, human constructions and man’s relationship to the natural world. Using historical film and photographic processes, Dale uses ‘direct’ photography to document the world around him, but also creates conceptual work in response to that world. Dale’s work has been widely shown in the United States, as well as in England, Germany, and New Zealand. His images reside in private collections and have been reproduced in countless publications. She is the author of one book and co-author of a second.

Beth Dombkowski is a film photographer, writer, marketer, and world traveler residing in Philadelphia. She is the sole proprietor of the Wanderlife Gallery, a South Philadelphia art gallery that focuses on original photography, drawings and prints, the relationship between the visual arts and the written word, and work focused on the concept of place. She holds a BFA in Studio Art from Moore College of Art + Design, an MA in Arts Administration from Drexel University, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Cedar Crest College.

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