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Community Darkrooms announces new workshop formats
Community Darkrooms announces new workshop formatsJanuary 23, 2009Jessica Heckmanjhheckma@syr.edu
Community Darkrooms, Syracuse’s only state-of-the-art, affordable public access photography and digital imaging facility, announces the launch of three new workshop formats to serve every need, schedule and skill level, from beginners to hobbyists to professional artists and everyone in between.
Single-Session Workshops consist of a three- to five-hour session to inspire, motivate and inform participants about topics as diverse as good scanning techniques, maximizing the power of the camera flash and incorporating text into photographic work.
For topics too involved to handle in a single session, Community Darkrooms has created Weekend Workshops-two, three- to five-hour sessions on consecutive weekend days. Some Weekend Workshops, such as “Self-Publishing Your Images” or “Political Expression in Digital Collage,” can be a great way for families or groups of friends to work on a photo-based project together.
And finally, Firm Foundations workshops run for five weeks, and these one-session-a-week workshops teach everything participants need to know about topics including basic image-making techniques in the digital lab, as well as the traditional color and black-and-white labs.
Not only has the format changed, but many of the new workshops are centered on themes of self development or personal interests. These include topics such as photographing yourself or family, looking at landscape photography and political interests, as well as street photography, among many others. In addition, there are a host of technique-oriented workshops for both digital and traditional labs, in all skill levels.
Registration is open and workshops begin as early as Feb. 2 and run into May. Visit http://www.communitydarkrooms.com to read more about the workshops, download a copy of the brochure and register online through the new online store.
Community Darkrooms, located at Syracuse University, provides photographers and digital artists access to black-and-white and color darkrooms, a lighting studio and a digital lab with top-of-the-line scanning and printing equipment. Other services include high resolution scanning and digital printing services, as well as unique workshops. For 35 years, Community Darkrooms and Light Work have supported the artist in everyone-from hobbyists to professional photographers-by offering affordable facilities with valuable educational opportunities.