Members Competition 2021. Entries by midnight 24th April. Anonymous independent judging, prize £50 photo materials voucher. Any pinhole process (sieve, zone plate, solargraph, camera obscura photo etc.) made between January 2021 and 24th April. Submit one entry per person by email. (Digital file 1800px max side preferred ). Winner announced on pinhole day. In the event that any of the organisers photos are selected – the prize will go to runner up.
On Sunday the 25th we will celebrate the simplicity of camera vision with a hybrid day of virtual chats and a socially distant photowalks. Join in online, outdoors or go your own way!
10am Coffee Chat – online.
11am Socially Safe Sakura Search – outdoor photowalk in the Meadows, Bruntsfield.
6pm Wrap Up – online. Competition winners will be announced.
Cyanotyping on maps and speed formulas for in camera cyanotype processes.
How minature can collodion plates go?
Our next online meetings are April 13th from 6:30pm, April 25th for pinhole day activities (10am virtual coffee, 11am socially distanced sakura photowalk and 6pm virtual wrap up and competition results) and April 28th from 10:30am. Send us an email or DM on Social Media to get added to our virtual world.
The “Dark Box” in this instance is their travelling darkroom in the shape of a well known police box – just the right size to pour the collodion plates , sensitise them in the silver bath and develop after exposure.
Dark Box’s director (and LoFi member) Gregg McNeill generously showed us round his studio and lighting set up before letting us loose on his beautiful victorian cameras.
A very enjoyable day even with all the covid secure measures! A collodion club when possible would be wonderful.
Our guided efforts turned out very well but please look at the Dark Box portfolio to see just how beautiful the unique plates can be.
An anthotype is an image created using photosensitive material from plants – In 1842 Mrs Mary Somerville created an emulsion from crushed flower petals, which when exposed to direct sunlight bleached the parts not covered by a mask and created an image. Sir John Hershel later presented her letters to the Royal Society sharing her findings with the world. Learn how to create your own at home with simple equipment, sunshine and plant juices in this months virtual photography workshop, run by Brittonie Fletcher.
The workshop will comprise of an overview of the process/ how and what to set up / a demo. Brittonie will then be online a couple of days later to troubleshoot your process and answer questions.
paper which will withstand coating (watercolour for example)
brush to apply
plant grinder (pestle and mortar or improvised)
seive or cloth to filter fibers from liquid
newspaper/plastic sheet etc. to protect work surface
printing frame (clip frame)
plant materials (such as spinach, turmeric)
items to use as a mask – digital negatives, stencils, leaves etc.