The Williamsport Community Darkroom, in the Pajama Factory at 1307 Park Ave., has announced three upcoming workshops for budding photographers.
Each of the programs has been designed to introduce adults and young adults to the art of black-and-white film photography. No previous photography experience is needed and all supplies and cameras are provided. Registration is required by phone at 971-2571 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pinhole and Darkroom with instructor Ralph Wilson, 1 to 4 p.m. today. Free.
During this class, participants will explore lens-less cameras made from coffee cans, Foamcore boxes and other light tight containers. Or participants can bring an oatmeal container and build their own camera. Students will expose and develop paper negatives to scan or print. All supplies are provided. The class is for children 10 to 13 years old, who must be accompanied by an adult.
LoFi, Toy and Vintage Cameras with instructor Ralph Wilson, 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. $25.
During this class, participants will say "good-bye" to technology and learn to take interesting images using simple plastic and vintage cameras. Then they will develop their own black-and-white film. Digital photographers may use vintage cameras to create "Through the Viewfinder" images. Participants may bring their own camera or choose from one supplied. All supplies are provided. The class is open to children 10 to 13 years old, who must be accompanied by an adult.
Cyanotypes with instructor Ralph Wilson, 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 6. $20.
This class is an entry point to alternative processing for many photographers. Participants will contact print negatives or found objects onto watercolor paper that has been treated to become sensitive to ultraviolet light.
This is an early photographic process dating back to 1843 that is fun and easy. All supplies are provided. The class is for children 10 to 13 years old, who must be accompanied by an adult. No experience is necessary.