ZRNO 2024

Here we are announcing the program we offer for the main adventure of Zrno 2024, our famous, fun, crazy, creative and possibility do really learn, connect and become a photon that knows the dance!

THE WORKSHOPS WILL TAKE PART FROM 17 till 23 JULY, on this BEAUTIFULL LOCATION

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IS NOT A FIVE STAR HOTEL, BUT IT IS A BILLION STAR ABOVE – FORREST! BESIDE PHOTO SKILLS, EVERYONE OF US WILL PRACTICE THE SOCIAL SKILLS AND CARE FOR THE OTHER IN ORDER EVERYTHING TO GO SMOOTHLY!

PLEASE CHECK IF THE WORKSHOP IS FULLY BOOKED OR THERE ARE SOME FREE SLOTS AVAILABLE. 

THE PRICES COVER THE ACCOMMODATION, FOOD, WORKING MATERIALS DURING THE STAY (7 DAYS, EXCEPT THE FOJO WORKSHOP, READ CAREFULLY. ONES THAT APPLY FOR FOJO, CAN STAY WITH US TO THE REST OF THE DAYS, YET THE TUTOR IS LEAVING AFTER 4 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.

Listed below are the alternative and noble photography workshops  we are offering @Zrno 2024 :

WorkshopTutorMax. participantsFree slots leftEarly bird priceFee after April 30th Skill
Standard rateStudent discountStandard rateStudent discount
Eco lumen printingStig Marlon Weston 43190€150€270€220€*
Wet plate collodionPredrag Uzelac54370€320€450€380€*****
Classic Black and White film photographyIvana Tomanovic52240€190€320€250€***
Creative processes in the classic darkroomEmilija Sandic
Stefan Stefanovski
53190€150€250€200€**
Liquid Emulsion: Increase Your CreativityMichael Laubsch5fully booked for now, pls write us if interested200€140€250€180€*
Van Dyke brown printingDamian Diaconescu54200€180€300€250€**
The new cyanotypeMisa Keskenovic54280€220€350€280€**
Gumoil printingDamian Diaconescu54240€200€280€220€****

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!

We need to ask you for this, since we have limited number of participants.
IMPORTANT: Based on the experience from previous years, we are forced to ask everyone who wants to apply to pay nonrefundable 35€ the moment one wants to book a slot. It complicates everyone’s life yet we need to have some guarantee that the slot booked is not kept by a false promise, and holds it for someone who really wants to apply. Please, write us at our email listed above before you want to book a slot and we will arrange all details. Those 35€ are part of the participation fee listed above. 


photofestgrain@gmail.com


 

THE NEW CYANOTYPE PROCESS! 

WORKSHOP BY: MILE MIŠA KESKENOVIĆ 

The new cyanotype process. New, faster, cleaner process, rarely taught worldwide. Learn it from a one of a kind analog photography guru! Absolute chic, only at Zrno.
The process is not often offered for learning, and to be taught by this guru is a blessing!

YOU NEED:
Basic photographic knowledge is preferred not necessary. Motivation and a will to play!

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive course:

  • basics of cyanotype
  • basics of the NEW cyanotype process (rare chance!)
  • tips and tricks for the negatives
  • been guided by a real alternative photography guru!
  • short script on the process
  • small kit of chemicals to bring home and continue working (optional)

 

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. Ivana has been with us since the beginning as a one of our pillars. Her expertise is well known. One can learn much more from her, if willing.

Motivation to learn is key feature. If you have some BW negatives that you want to process (develop) or make positives, bring them!

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive course:

  • One roll of BW film
  • 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)

 

WET PLATE COLLODION

WORKSHOP BY PREDRAG UZELAC and MILE VLASHKI

Wet Plate collodion
The alchemy. The dark art. The way of the Jedi! Be careful not to fall in love with the nicest teacher!

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 advised. 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 plates by
              Sasho Alushevski

 

 

CREATIVE DARKROOM TECHNIQUES

WORKSHOP BY: EMILIJA SANDIC/STEFAN STEFANOVSKI

 

Creative darkroom techniques. Not a Mozartkugel. Rather a crazy pie. But creative. Various ways to play outside (the rules of the dark) box  Use your negatives and photo sensitive paper for unique ideas! From the craziest duo that can be in the analog world. Results are unexpected, the tutors are young, creative and open for all ideas!

YOU NEED:
Some analog experience is helpful but not a condition . Motivation and open mind to go crazy with this adventure! It is cool if you bring at least one or more rolls of BW negatives!

YOU WILL GET

7 days intensive drill:

  • Roll of film to shoot with
  • how to expose
  • how to develop
  • how to unleash your creativity

 

GUMOIL PRINTING PROCESS / VANDYKE BROWN PRINTING PROCESS

 

WORKSHOP BY: DAMIAN DIACONESCU

Both techniques are charming, magical and for serious artists.

Hard to choose from. Great advanced analog techniques. Favored by the Pictorialists. Pure craft skills to make high end art, from the obscure master of many crafts in photography. Much of his magic is unknown to the rest of the world. Even meeting him is a praise. Being taught by him is a blessing!

IMPORTANT: ONLY ONE OF THESE PROCESSES WILL BE TAUGHT BY THIS SUBTLE ALCHEMIST. THE FIRST ONE THAT WILL HAVE 2 PARTICIPANTS CONFIRMED! 

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

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive course:

  • how to deal with the chemicals
  • how to print negatives
  • how to prepare the paper
  • how to make one print
  • how to improve on these noble photographic techniques

 

 

LUMEN PRINTING IN THE WILD
WORKSHOP BY: STIG MARLON WESTON

Eco lumen printing. cooperate with the nature to make your images. No camera needed. Just learn to approach the nature with calm respect.

Lumen printing in the wild – extraordinary approach, only @ ZRNO!

Join in the exploration of how to make photographic imprints directly from your subject onto the photo paper, outside in daylight.
Lumen printing is the process of exposing photosensitive material to enough light to create an imprint of the shadow or shape of a subject placed between the material and the light, in a similar way as a photogram, but with the material «self-developing» as a result of the long exposure.

We will experiment with the many possibilities of this simple technique and use it to photograph the landscape while we explore our surroundings on longer walks together.

 

YOU NEED:
Motivation to learn and explore this easy and subtle photo technique. An interest in walking and observing your surroundings from a new viewpoint. No prior photographic knowledge or personal equipment is needed.

 

YOU WILL GET:
Days of intensive practice and experimentation:

  • how to make diverse types of photograms
  • how to choose different types of materials for different results
  • how to mix and use natural developers
  • how to edit, sequence and present your work
  • discussions on how to read and understand photographs
  • tips on how to continue experimenting
  • time to enjoy the beautiful countryside

Teacher:

Stig Marlon Weston has worked with lumen printing for more years than he knew that the process had a name and he enjoys trying out new ways to improve and expand the technique.

@stigmw

www.weston.no

LIQUID EMULSION  Increase Your Creativity

WORKSHOP BY: MICHAEL LAUBSCH

Liquid emulsion on concrete and fabric. Make photos on unusual materials. As a side effect, learn the darkroom skills in a creative fashion.
This is how Michael describes it:This workshop is dedicated to all creative minds, who want to experiment with liquid emulsion on different surfaces. This process is something that is quite tricky, but while learning with the famous „trial and error“ method, the results can blow our minds.

What are the ingredients of our workshop?

  • Discussing the technique of liquid emulsion and its history
  • The process of enlarging on (mostly) any surface
  • Going into detail: The steps we need to prepare the surface
  • Getting creative: Starting the creative process with ideas of the participants‘ projects in collecting both photos and items to be used for the emulsion
  • Photo Walk
  • Darkroom session I: Developing our films
  • Darkroom session II: Preparing our collected items for the development
  • Darkroom session III: Enlarging our shot photo negatives on the surface of the collected material

Be patient and prepared of the fact that many things will go wrong or the results won‘t be satisfied. We all will do it again and again!!!

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

YOU WILL GET

Seven days intensive course:

  • how to apply photo emulsion on different materials
  • how to expose
  • how to develop/fix/get to the final image
  • creative tool in skilled hands

 

CREATIVE POLARIOD MANIPULATIONS  –YET TO BE CONFIRMED! PLEASE CONTACT US VIA E-MAIL IF INTERESTED!