Summer Sundays – Queensferry – August 2016

The second Sunday LoFi outing of the summer is on August the 14th.

Join us from 11am in Queensferry to take in the view of the new bridge and Port Edgar.
Across the road bridge for lunch at North Queensferry. Join us at the Albert Hotel Bar or bring a picnic.
After lunch we will stroll along the cliffs to the beach for some impromptu cyanotype photograms and seascapes.

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Forth Rail Bridge Vortograph – D Clipsom

While there is bus and train transport options we are organising a carpool and lunch reservations will also be made, so please get in contact for carpooling / lunch.

Please see the photo-walks event page for full details of the day (with map).

The next photo-walk is planned for the 2nd Sunday of September, the 11th.

Plastic Colour – July 2016 Exhibition

This summers Edinburgh LoFi exhibition takes a plastic lens and colour film as it’s starting point. 10 members have returned to the techniques and technology which inspired the groups inception. Making the most of basic photographic equipment – a lightproof box and some colour sensitive film – the members have applied imagination and experience to produce a range of exciting new works which push the medium, molding and modelling light.

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The exhibition is available to view at the Art & Design Library from Monday the 4th, with the opening night on Tuesday the 5th from 6pm. All welcome.

Summer Sundays – Gosford – July 2016

The first LoFi photowalk of the summer is almost here – Sunday 10th July.

Gosford Estate

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Meet at 11am at the Gosford Bothy Farm Shop for coffee before we commence our walk.
Time and weather permitting we will continue to Longniddry Bents and somewhere for afternoon tea.

The 19th century fa├žade is the perfect subject to capture with vintage cameras, but there are plenty of opportunities for landscape, waterscape and wildlife too.

Please see the photowalks event page for full details of the day.

Additional photowalks are also planned for the 2nd Sunday of August and September.

WWPD 2016 – Pinhole Day Gallery

The results of those from the group who have submitted to pinholeday.org can be found in the Edinburgh LoFi Gallery
Work must be submitted to them by 31st May to be included in the 2016 on-line exhibition. (Select Edinburgh LoFi in the gallery group option.)
Email images in for our website at any time, we all want to see the cameras made and how the images made turned out. DIY instructions, tips and tricks welcome.

Salt Prints and The Edinburgh Calotype Club

Edinburgh has a long history of Salt Prints. Ranging back to the late 1830’s Hill and Adamson used the technique to produce prints using Talbot’s process. One of their subjects was the fishing village of Newhaven.

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Last summer Edinburgh LoFi had an Extraordinary Meeting of the Edinburgh Calotype Club at Newhaven, to pay homage to the first photographic society in the world.

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Some of the negatives have now been made into Salt Prints and a Japanese bound album has been made to hold them.

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Salt Prints – The Basics

Salt Printing involves 4 stages –

  • Salting the paper.
  • Sensitising the paper.
  • Exposing the image onto the paper.

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  • Fixing the image onto the paper.

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Salt Printing Basics – PDF

Please be aware that the chemicals used are dangerous, ensure that you are familiar with and use all safety precautions necessary.

Further reading –

  • The Salt Print Manual by Ellie Young
  • The Book of Alternative Photographic Processes by Christopher James
  • Spirits of Salts: Working Guide to Old Photographic Processes by Randall Webb