TOYING with HOLGAS
with Michelle Bates
December 5 & 6, 2010
Join Holga camera guru Michelle Bates to learn the ins and outs of shooting with Holgas and other plastic cameras. See images by world-class toy camera shooters and learn about their techniques. Get your Holga ready to roll and learn everything you need to know about shooting in all conditions, including using flash, long exposures, macro and more. Bring your Holga or buy one at the class; film and processing is included. We’ll go out shooting and review the processed film on Monday.
The first ten students to register will receive a free Holga camera, courtesy of Holga Inspire. Students also receive a discount on signed copies of the brand-new second edition of Michelle’s book, “Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity.”
Sunday, Dec 5 – 10am-4pm
Monday, Dec 6 – 4-6pm
The Big Top
3 Ring Circus Arts & Education Center
1638 Clio St.
New Orleans, LA
Michelle Bates first discovered the Holga at the Maine Photographic Workshops in 1991. She has exhibited her photography in solo exhibitions in the Pacific Northwest, Los Angeles and Israel, and group shows worldwide. She has photographed for weekly newspapers, album covers, performers, artists and many others. Michelle loves teaching and frequently lectures on toy cameras to groups including the Society for Photographic Education, SF Camerawork, Powell’s Books and the Creative Center for Photography. She teaches at the Photographic Center Northwest, Newspace (PDX), Maine Media Workshops, the Julia Dean Workshops (LA) and International Center of Photography in New York, among others. Her book,”Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity” was published in 2006 by Focal Press and an updated and expanded second edition was released in October 2010.
Michelle is a member of Freestyle Photographic Supply’s Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals. She lives in Seattle, and also frequents Vashon Island, Portland (OR), San Francisco and New York. She loves to road trip and fly away with her Holgas whenever possible.