Centre for Contemporary Photography

Slowing down: studio portraiture and large-format photography with Shea Kirk.

Saturday August 10 2019, 10am—4pm

In this one-day, practical workshop you will be guided through a complete studio portraiture process, taking home a black and white photographic print that you have shot in camera and processed in the darkroom.

CCP exhibiting artist Shea Kirk will provide an in-depth look at his process of using large format view cameras and studio lighting techniques. You will have the opportunity to learn fundamental large-format camera basics, with the option of either taking self-portraits or photographing a model using a studio flash lighting set up. There will also be the option to shoot additional digital frames. Shea will assist you to load, expose and develop your own traditional photographic paper using a silver gelatin reversal process, which produces a positive image.

This is an incredibly unique opportunity to learn contemporary photographic portraiture, and experience the magic of the darkroom from a skilled educator and artist.

This workshop is suitable for all levels of knowledge and experience, from those who are curious about photography to advanced photographers.

Shea Kirk is a Melbourne-based visual artist working with traditional photographic methods and techniques. He has been a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award (2019), National Photographic Portrait Prize (2019), the Head On Portrait Prize in (2018), and has participated in a number of group exhibitions across Victoria. Shea’s solo exhibition Vantages is being shown at CCP from 15 June – 11 August, 2019.

Image: illustrating the silver gelatin reversal process used in the workshop, by Shea Kirk

*In registering to participate in this event, you acknowledge you will enter an area where photography, audio, and video recording may occur.

By entering the event premises, you consent to interview(s), photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, telecasts, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by CCP and its affiliates and representatives. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar CCP events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of CCP. You release CCP, its officers and employees, and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitising, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, computer images, video and/or or sound recordings.

By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web casting, televising, or other publication of these materials, regardless of the purpose or sponsoring of such use, exhibiting, broadcasting, web casting, or other publication irrespective of whether a fee for admission or sponsorship is charged. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by CCP or the person or entity designated to do so by CCP.


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