Silver and Salt: Traditional Medium Format Photography

6 Jul 2015 – 9 Jul 2015

Event times

10am - 4pm daily

Cost of entry

£350 book via Eventbrite

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  • Train: London Waterloo (1hr 30mins) or London Victoria (2hrs 10mins), Bristol (2hrs) and South Wales (3hrs 15mins)
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The School of Art and Design at the University of Portsmouth is delighted to announce two brand new short courses coming this summer. They are offering four-day courses in experimental screen printing or medium format photography. Both courses have been designed to make the most of their specialist equipment and facilities, and offer a fantastic opportunity to immerse yourself in creative practice for a few days.


An opportunity to learn the format using equipment on location and in the dark room, using traditional techniques to develop the photographs you take including cyanotype printing. 

From 06 – 09 and 27 – 30 July 2015 the University of Portsmouth’s School of Art and Design will be hosting two short courses in medium format photography.

Led by experienced photography instructor Russell Squires this four-day course is designed to guide you through the world of medium format camera handling and traditional darkroom printing. It will introduce you to the medium of 120 roll film and its high quality advantage over 35mm film. As an exciting bonus, the final day of the course will introduce you to cyanotype printing known as ‘Sun-prints’.

This course is aimed at people who have an understanding of manual film camera handling and would like to extend their knowledge. Instructor Russell Squires is on hand to educate, guide, and advise you in all aspects of traditional medium format photography.

In addition to what you will learn, you will walk away from this four day course with your processed film, your B&W medium format hand prints, and a selection of cyanotype prints.

All equipment and materials will be provided:

  • Full range of Mamiya RB67 cameras, tripods and light meters
  • A roll of B &W 120 roll film
  • All darkroom chemistry and photographic paper
  • A plastic portfolio case to transport your prints

Maximum participants 12

  • Full refreshments and lunch provided
  • Health and Safety matters will form a necessary part of the inductions
  • Certificates of attendance will be issued
  • We are keen to gain your feedback from our short course and your experience here at the university, and feedback forms will be provided
  • Unfortunately refunds will not be possible for any cancellations made less than a week before the course begins

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