BW Film Processing Starter Kit Workshop by Chris Rohrer 11/7 & 11/14/15

Nov. 7 & 14, 2015, 10-11:30am
BW Film Processing Starter Kit Workshop
$150, 10 spaces available Register

This is a 2 part workshop instructed by shop staff Chris Rohrer.  Part 1 will cover the process, equipment & making of chems.  Part 2, you will process your shot roll.  You would pick up your processed roll + scans during the following week.

The workshop includes a complete processing kit (15% discount) which you can use to start developing your own BW films at home.

Processing Kit includes:

  1. Omega Dev Tank & Reels capable of 2x35mm or 120 film
  2. Kodak XTOL Developer, Fixer, Hypoclearing Agent
  3. 3 Datatainer 1G
  4. 1-Ilford HP5+ 400/36 exp bw film roll
  5. 17×17 changing bag

(over $180+ value)

BW Film Processing Workshop by Chris Rohrer 11/7 & 11/14


 

Pushing HP5+ by Jonathan Canlas 8/13

8/7/15
SORRY BUT THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CANCELLED & WILL BE RESCHEDULED AT A LATER DATE.

Pushing HP5+ by Jonathan Canlas
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 6-9pm
$125, 15 spaces available.
Register register online.

There are plenty of films on the market that advertise themselves as low light situations BW film but none of them perform the way HP5+ does when pushed.  The latitude and ability to shoot and capture detail in the shadows and highlights in situations where there is no light is unparalleled.  Move over, Ilford 3200 or Kodak Tri-X pushed, HP5+ rules the night and I’ll show you how.

We will cover :
1. Metering for any lighting situation
2. Pushing your film (1/2/3/4 stops)
3. Rating your film (400/800/1600/3200/6400)
4. How a $7 gray card will become your best friend
5. Ins and outs of using YOUR light meter (internal or hand held)
6. A push towards leaf shutter cameras and WHY

Lecture & presentation at treehouse for an hour, then we’ll go out & shoot a bit under the street lights & dark of Kaka’ako.


 

Holga 120 Workshop 7/18/15

Holga 120 Workshop by Chris Rohrer
Saturday, July 17, 10am-11:30am
10 Spaces available; $50 includes camera & film, $10 bring your own Holga 120 & film.
Register register online.

We will be having our first Holga 120 Workshop & Photowalk.  This is a great workshop not only to get familiar with the Holga 120 but also a great way to start shooting 120 medium format film.

You will learn how to load & work with 120 medium film, go over the functions & settings of the Holga 120N camera, and get insight on creative shooting with Holga accessories.  Other techniques that will be discussed are micro click, double exposure, & using flash with bulb.  We will have Holga Accessories to try out as well.

Exerpt taken from Holga packaging: “A Holga Camera is a study in plastic imperfection, & to use it is an exercise in breaking free from dependence on technology, precision, & uber-sharpness.  The slight softness of the images, uncontrollable vignetting and peculiar light leaks create a partnership between you & your Holga.  These “flaws” accompanied by your creative choices, result in a quasi-serendipitous form of art.  A Holga stretches our visual perception.  Using a Holga adds another fact to the way we see the world.  We notice more things, and thus we examine & evaluate their status.  A Holga is an educator teaching us a new visual vocabulary with whic to describe out world.  A Holga is a rule breaker.  To use a Holga is to utterly chane the terms of reference most people use to interpret photography.”


 

BW Film Processing Starter Kit Workshop 6/13/15

BW Film Processing Starter Kit Workshop by Chris Rohrer
June 13 & 20, 2015, 10-11:30am
BW Film Processing Starter Kit Workshop

$150, 10 spaces available Register

This is a 2 part workshop instructed by shop staff Chris Rohrer.  Part 1 will cover the process, equipment & making of chems.  Part 2, you will process your shot roll.  You would pick up your processed roll + scans during the following week.

The workshop includes a complete processing kit (15% discount) which you can use to start developing your own BW films at home.

Processing Kit includes:

  1. Omega Dev Tank & Reels capable of 2x35mm or 120 film
  2. Kodak XTOL Developer, Fixer, Hypoclearing Agent
  3. 3 Datatainer 1G
  4. 1-Ilford HP5+ 400/24 exp bw film roll
  5. 27×30 changing bag

 


 

Pushing Ektar Workshop by Jonathan Canlas 6/16/15

Pushing Ektar Workshop by Jonathan Canlas
Saturday, May 16, 10am-1pm (10-11am instructional, 11am-1pm Phtotowalk)
12 spaces available, $125.
Register here.

Come learn the ins and outs of the film made for Hawaii nei : Kodak Ektar 100.  We will discuss its applications, metering, pushing, finding the right light to shoot it in, editing digital files.  Each attendee will receive 1 roll in the format of their choice (35mm or 120) for the shoot after we get the ins and outs of the way.  We’ll be going out and applying what we learned by shooting around Kaka’ako (PERFECT for Ektar!).  All shot film can be dropped off at Treehouse for free shipping to theFINDlab and receives a kama’aina 10% discount.  Also, if attendees have not used theFINDlab before, the first roll is free which includes dev/scan.  It is suggested to have a couple rolls extra for the walkabout which can be purchased at Treehouse.

You can find out more about Jonathan Canlas at the following links:
jonathancanlas.com
filmisnotdead.com


 

140509 Nikonos Tips Workshop by John Hook

Saturday, May 9, 2015, 10-11am
FREE, register online, 15 spaces available.

Cost & registration to be announced, 15 spaces available.

A quick tip workshop on shooting a Nikonos with John Hook.  Learn easy settings for above and underwater exposures.  Hands on learning, how to load film for each Nikonos Model, best film choices for your shoot.  Focusing tips, location tips, and just the tips.  Do’s and don’ts of maintenance, and nikonos care with Chris Rohrer.

Please bring a chair to be comfortable.  It will be held outside in our courtyard.


 

Matchbox Pinhole Workshop

Matchbox Pinhole Camera Workhop

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 10-11am

Will be instructed by shop staff Chris Rohrer along with assistants Kara Akiyama & Ikaika Akana.   Build a 35mm matchbox pinhole camera.  Easy, fun, simple, and little bit blurry.   Film roll & supplies included.

$12, register online, 10 spaces available.


 

Photo Emulsion Lift Workshop 2/21/15

Photo Emulsion Lift Workshop

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10-11am

We are having our first ever, Emulsion Lift workshop. This is a classic technique where the emulsion is separated from a Polaroid photo. This workshop will go over the basic process & take you through the steps of transferring your emulsion to heavy paper. You are encouraged to bring your own photo. If you don’t have one, we will have some sample photos. We will also cover various techniques for you to explore & get creative in creating a one-of-a-kind piece of art.

$5, register online, 10 spaces available.


 

2015 BW Film Processing Workshop
Intro to processing BW film

These workshops will be instructed by our shop staff, Alex Delapena who’s in the UH Manoa photography & fine arts program.  This 2-part workshop series will cover how to process bw films at home.  Attendees will receive a one-time use 10% discount coupon to purchase chemicals & developing equipment.

Jan. 24, Saturday 10am-11am
Workshop day 1: How to Mix and store chemicals

Register for workshop.  $5, 10 spaces per workshop.

  • Explain the different the developers that we carry in the shop
  • Explain each chemical
  • Talk about chemical disposal
  • How to mix chemicals

Jan. 31, Saturday, 10am-11am
Workshop day 2: Tanks / Reels / Loading / Processing
Register for workshop.  $5, 10 spaces per workshop.

  • Talk about proper set up for film processing
  • Explain how dark bags works and let them know alternatives to a dark bag (ie: closet)
  • Talk about different tank set ups (steel vs plastic)
  • Demo film loading for visual reference for both steel and plastic
  • Explain processing times (developing for the highlights)
  • Explain how to compensate time when temperature is not at optimal 68 deg. C.
  • Doing the film processing with preloaded film in a tank
    -While processing, I will explain proper technique for agitation
    -How to use the clock for time reference
  • After processing is done, I will explain how to wash the film, and proper way to store negatives to dry in dust free environment.