ZRNO 2023

 

For the main events-alternative photography workshops, we keep the same period of the year,  10-16th of July, yet this year we go even deeper in nature. We go to village of Capari, near Bitola, Macedonia. @ LINK you can see some info and pictures about the village, eng/mk. We decided to emphasize the quality of the workshops, so the workshops will last longer (7 days), yet with less participants. The tutors will have the time to do their own work, each day.

@ Zrno 2023 we offer these alternative and noble photography workshops:

 

Workshop Tutor Max.  participants Price
Price with a
student disscount
Skill
Creative   Polaroid Manipulations Martina Pavloska 4 180€ 120€ *
Wet plate collodion Predrag  Uzelac 
Sasho Alushevski
4 300€ 220€ ****
Classic BW film photography IvanaTomanovic  5 220€ 150€ **
Mordançage Sasho Alushevski 3 200€ 150€ ***
BW film sandwich print Stefan Stefanovski 3 150€ 90€ **
Cyanotype Viktorija Machkovska 4 180€ 120€ *
Lumen print Jelena Belikj 3 180€ 100€ *

The last column is more of a guide and it relates to the previous experience/skill required for different techniques, where:
* – no skill required
***** – advanced photography experience is required
write us if any dilemmas!

These are early-bird prices, and they cover the accommodation, food, working materials during the stay (7 days). Student discounts are for active students from the region. More about some of the processes we had last year-here. How it was @ Zrno 2022-here. If you want to apply, you should send a short bio, tell us if you have any previous experience in photography and a real motivational letter.

We need to ask you for this, since we have limited number of participants.

photofestgrain @ gmail.com

More about the workshops and processes:

CREATIVE POLARIOD MANIPULATIONS

WORKSHOP BY MARTINA PAVLOSKA

 

Polaroid art is a type of alternative photography which consists of modifying an instant picture, usually while it is being developed. The most common types of Polaroid art are the emulsion lift, the Polaroid transfer and SX-70 manipulation.
More about some aspects of it, HERE

YOU NEED:
Basic photographic knowledge is preferred. Motivation and a will to play!

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive course:

  • how to shoot/use the Polaroid camera – basics
  • how to make polaroid transparency
  • how to make polaroid lift
  • how to use different objects to make creative photos by manipulating the polaroid emulsion

   

 

WET PLATE COLLODION

WORKSHOP BY PREDRAG UZELAC and SASHO ALUSHEVSKI

The black artwet-collodion process, also called collodion process, early photographic technique invented by Englishman Frederick Scott Archer in 1851.

More info HERE

YOU NEED:
Photographic knowledge is preferred. Motivation and patience.

YOU WILL GET

7 days intensive drill:

  • how to safely handle the chemicals
  • how to prepare the chemicals and make your own
  • how to prepare the plates for shooting
  • how to use large format camera
  • how to expose
  • how to develop
  • how to varnish/protect the image
  • how to present the final image
  • how to cope the world after the new perspective technique will give you!
 
Wet plate by                             wet plates by
Viktorija Machkovska               Sasho Alushevski

CLASSICAL ANALOG BW PHOTOGRAPHY and BASIC  DARKROOM SKILLS
WORKSHOP BY IVANA TOMANOVIC

 

YOU NEED: Analog (film) camera/apparatus. Any kind. If you don’t have it, sure you can lend it. Or we can lend it to you. Some basic photographic knowledge is preferred but not decisive.

Motivation to learn is key feature.

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive course:

  • how to shoot/expose film – basic knowledge
  • how to handle photographic film
  • how to develop black and white film
  • how to make contact copies
  • how to make positives on photo paper
  • basic darkroom skills (masks, dodge, burn)

 

Analog photo by Sasho Alushevski

Analog photography, also known as film photography, is a catch-all term for photography that uses chemical processes to capture an image, typically on paperfilm or a hard plate. These analog processes were the only methods available to photographers for more than a century prior to the invention of digital photography, which uses electronic sensors to record images to digital media.
More info HERE.

 

CYANOTYPE
WORKSHOP BY VIKTORIJA MACHKOVSKA

You can read more about the process HERE

YOU NEED: Motivation to learn. No other preconditions.

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive how to:

  • coating the paper with the emulsion, tips and tricks
  • how to expose properly
  • how to rinse
  • how to do photograms
  • how to use negatives
  • how to protect the final work
  • and many things in between
     
Cyanotypes by Viktorija Machkovska

Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print, referred to as blueprints. The process uses two chemicals: ferric ammonium citrate and potassium ferricyanide.

SANDWITCH PRINTING

WORKSHOP BY STEFAN STEFANOVSKI

Sandwiching negatives is the process of taking two different negatives and stacking them up together before placing the film in the enlarger to be developed. This allows the enlarger to cast through the two negatives and project the new, stacked image onto the photo paper. The sandwich print has a dreamy and imaginative quality.

More info HERE
YOU NEED : Motivation, patience and the will to be creative.
YOU WILL GET :

Seven days intensive play:

  • how to use the functions of the negatives and its exposure to paper,
  • how to juxtapose different negatives,
  • how to combine and expose two different negatives to get a new photo on paper,
  • A different kind of creativity in the darkroom,
  • how to tame basic darkroom skills,
  • how to protect the final work
  • how to present it & many other things in between.

 

LUMEN PRINT

WORKSHOP BY JELENA BELIKJ

 

Or luminogram is an image, usually made with an artistic purpose, created by exposure of photosensitive materials to light without the intervention of an object. More info HERE.

YOU NEED: Motivation to learn this subtle and beautiful basic photo technique. No photographic knowledge is needed.

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive practice:

  • how to make beautiful photograms
  • how to use black and white paper to make color images
  • how to judge the exposure
  • how to treat the paper
  • how to present the work
  • how to enjoy the new perspective of the world this technique will give you

     

Lumen prints by Keti Talevska

MORDANÇAGE

WORKSHOP BY SASHO ALUSHEVSKI

Mordançage is an alternative photographic process that alters silver gelatin prints to give them a degraded effect. The mordançage solution works in two ways: it chemically bleaches the print so that it can be redeveloped, and it lifts the black areas of the emulsion away from the paper giving the appearance of veils. Once the emulsion is lifted, it can then be removed or manipulated depending on the desired outcome. Areas where the emulsion was removed appear to be in relief. These prints can become oxidized during their creation, further altering the tonality of the image.

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive how to:

  • give your fantasy a break, and go crazy with this surreal technique

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