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farewell, hello, eyesoup!

© eyesoup

It is with a little sadness that I find myself writing this post. Because this is the last post I will be writing for Cork Analogue Photographers. In it’s current form, we have decided to finish the group. Thanks to all who have supported us over the past few years, we really enjoyed the ride!

However, this is not of course the end. Like all endings, it’s just a new begining.

Without further ado, I’d like to introduce you to (drumroll!)  eyesoup.

Cork Analogue Photographers was set up back in 2008 by a group of friends with a shared interest in film photography. Though still friends, and lovers of film, times have changed, and we need to move on a bit.

These days smart phones have replaced compact cameras, and pretty much everybody is tweeting or FBing, tumblering or 500pxing. Photography and the sharing of photographs has become so easy an ubiquitous that even us diehard film heads are at it.

We’re not casting film aside, but we want to incorporate all of photography, instead of excluding the majority. We love photography in all it’s forms and just want more of it.

So we set up eyesoup.

We want eyesoup to become a little hub, a place to meet and chat, talk photography, and challenge each other. We will be running projects, online galleries, print exhibitions, talks, tutorials … big ideas! We don’t think we can do it alone, we’ll need help, and we’d love you to join in.

Film is still a big part of our future plans. There’s new darkrooms being opened in Cork at the moment, for the first time in years. We’ll be talking more about them soon. But photography and art is not about film or digital. It’s not about the camera. It’s about light, and it’s about seeing.

We’re still in our teething phase, and the website is in it’s infancy. So far I have imported the old CorkAP blog posts, and written this one. So please bear with us and check in again over the coming days and weeks.

And keep taking pictures!

– Rory

Monochrome Meath 2012 workshops

River Boyne & Tree © Monochrome Meath

Peter in Monochrome Meath sent me a list of some upcoming workshops today –

Here’s a quick list of workshops arranged for the first half of 2012.

Beginner’s Darkroom Workshop – 28th January – Trim, Co. Meath. – Cost €75

 

Colour Printing (RA4) – 18th February – Trim, Co. Meath. – Cost €75

 

Available Light Portrait Photography with Peter Evers. (Suitable for both film & digital users) – Date to be arranged for Dublin in March. – Cost €85

 

B&W Landscape Photography Weekend Workshop – 20th to 22nd April – The Burren, Co. Clare – Cost €185

 

B&W Infrared Film Photography Workshop – 26th May – Trim Castle & Bective Abbey – Cost €75

Full details can be seen here: http://www.monochromemeath.com/section366150.html

Regards,

Peter

www.monochromemeath.com

www.thephotoshop.ie

Worth checking out is you are looking for photography workshop over the next few months.

– Rory

Kodachrome documentary

Nice little documentary about Kodachrome, the first colour film, which was discontinued in 2010. Worth 10 mins of your time

– Rory

Project 12: John Hough

© John Hough

© John Hough

Loco Promo

I’ve been meaning to drop the word for a few local Irish business’s that should be of interest to photographers here on the auld sod. *

First up, opened a few months ago is The Photo Shop, an online supplier of darkroom supplies – film, paper, chemistry, as well as some darkroom gear like trays, tanks, reels etc. Competitively priced and reasonable shipping

Next up is Right Brain. This Cork based printing company who specialise in working with visual artists and creative professionals. They are the only Epson Digigraphie certified print lab in Ireland, and one of Hahnemühle’s Certified Fine Art Print Studios for digital Fine-Art Printing.

Finally, if you are Cork based, or within reasonable commuting distance of Cork city, watch out for The Dark Room @ Camden Palace Hotel. The Dark Room aims  to support and encourage the photographic community in Cork
by providing a broad range of resources, both in terms of a physical place to
work and a forum for exchanging ideas. Offering traditional darkroom printing and film processing facilities along with workshops talks and courses exploring the many aspects of photography.

– Rory

* Note we do not have any affiliation with these businesses. They are local and supporting the photographic and artist community in Ireland. If you’re buying, try to buy Irish!

Not negative!

Stare at the red dot on the nose intently for about 30 seconds, then look up at the ceiling and blink rapidly. might help to get close to the screen.

Thanks to Anthony Cronin

– Rory

Project 12: Rory O’Toole

Old life / new life …

– Rory