Day 1 was led by photographic artist, Robin Gillanders, whose career includes fashion photography, album covers and special commissions including photographing the new Scottish Parliament members in 1999. Robin talked about projects including Ten Men, photographing people who, like Robin, had just turned 60.
Workshop participants visited the Victorian photography exhibition and spent the afternoon in the Grand Gallery and sculpture gallery, setting up and taking portraits using a large plate camera and roll film.
As their confidence grew, our amateur photographers became more ambitious in their compositions.
Day 2 at Stills Centre for Photography was spent carefully printing out their images in the darkroom there and experimenting with tea and coffee to tint them to a Victorian ‘hue’. They even produced one image that looked like an authentic, damaged carte-de-visite.
Here are some images, taken by Claire from Stills, showing the photographers hard at work.
Small, Perfectly Formed: Photography Workshops were part of Luminate: Scotland’s Festival of Creative Ageing.