What photography events have you gone to lately?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Isoterica, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    My cousin asked me about a month ago if I wanted to go to the Wet Plate Photography winter workshop at Glessner House Museum in Chicago. This (Top Entry.

    Winter Workshop: Wet Plate Photography
    Saturday March 23, 2013 from 1:00 to 3:00pm
    $10 per person
    R.S.V.P. to 312-326-1480
    Glessner House Museum Coach House
    Rediscover the art of early photography with modern-day tin-typist Steve Ingram.
    Learn about mid-nineteenth century photographic techniques, how to date and preserve period images, and watch Steve demonstrate the wet plate process.
    An exhibit of early photographs c. 1845-1865 will be on display.

    And I have to say it was fairly interesting from his history of the inventors of photography, William Henry Fox Talbot [England] & Louis Daguerre [France] to showing us step by step how to do our own Cyanotype [He gave me the one he made today :) ]. It was good to hang out with my cousin again and good that we could both indulge our hobby as well. Steve enjoys wet plate photographing civil war re-enactments as well as indulging in some personal projects like his shoot with the Champaign Firefighters on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. You can see his book here. I got one. At any rate along with pdh here on S.C., Steve has offered to give me some developing pointers if necessary so I can stop fretting over sending the negatives out [and getting disasters back]. Btw, there's just something magical about holding a real tintype in your hand that trending photo apps can't match.

    What photography events have you gone to lately? Museum, workshops, celebrations? And what was your experience? Were you inspired when you left?
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    There's a photography exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum I plan on going to this week. I'll be sure to report back. Hopefully I can take photos as well, but I'll understand if I can't.
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  3. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    hmm well I went to the opening of a pack of film the other day :rolleyes:

    short of that, I did go to this http://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate...n/peter-fraser
    ( There is a "resource room" at TStI containing reference material pertaining to their current exhibition. I enjoyed leafing through the Eggleston books (I believe Fraser worked very briefly with Eggleston), though I chose not to look at any more of Fraser's work ... )

    I wanted to go on a short course on Polymer Photogravure (Photo Polymer Etching Printmaking Course with Marty Grimmer) but couldn't do that and go on holiday, which is a bit pissy. I was supposed to go last year but ended up having to go into hospickal for my kidney op. I am dooomed never to learn photogravure ...
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  4. olli

    olli Super Moderator Emeritus

    Sep 28, 2010
    Metro Manila
    Three films at the Goethe Institute here in DC, one on the Bechers, one on Cartier-Bresson and one on Eggleston. An exhibition of new German photography, also at the GI, another on new Austrian photography, at the Austrian Cultural Institute and a wildlife photography exhibit at the Smithsonian. The Bechers and CB were inspiring, the Eggleston a lost less so. The two exhibits of new photography were the usual combination of genuinely refreshing and tediously pretentious and the wildlife exhibit was stunning to look at but not insipiring me to take up wildlife photography.

    Of them all the C-B film was the best thing. It's called The Impassioned Eye and was made shortly before his death. A lot of it is just the camera trained on him as he looks through prints of his own images with brief comments on them. I was particularly taken by his emphasis on geometry as an aspect of image-making. Well worth watching if you can track it down.
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  5. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    @ Luke: Be sure to!

    @ Paul: Isn't that the way of things though. But you are good at gathering your information online so I bet you could learn on your own :)

    @ Olli: Wow.. you are an active one!

    ALSO for anyone interested and close enough...

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