Category Archives: Tuition

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Monochrome Meath: Workshops

From Monochrome Meath webpage

Peter Fitzsimons is running some workshops in May and July –

Carrickdexter Castle

This exciting one day Infrared B&W Film Photography workshop is a great introduction for anyone interested in this unusual film. This workshop will teach you all the basics required to use black and white infrared film. I will show you how to expose, focus and develop various types of Infrared film currently on the market. I will also dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about using Infrared film. This is an outdoor workshop which will start with a discussion and presentation of examples of infrared prints. Then it’s out to shoot some selected locations to put the theory to the test. Participants will need to bring a 35mm film SLR camera plus a tripod. Three rolls of 35mm film will be provided and are included in the workshop fee.

Venue: Trim Castle, Meath.
Date: Saturday 3rd July 2010
Time: 10:00 to 17:00
Cost: €75

Yellow Steeple, Trim

This workshop is designed for the beginner and teaches the basics of film development and darkroom printing using various dodging and burning-in techniques. No previous Darkroom experience is required and this workshop would also benefit someone who has not been in the Darkroom for a long period but who wishes to get a revision course.

Venue: Trim (Meath)
Date: Saturday 22nd May 2010
Time: 10:00 to 16:00
Cost: €75

For more information, see the website – Monochrome Meath

– Rory

Introduction to photography using film

Roseanne Lynch is running an introduction to photography using film course at the Crawford College of Art and Design, begining on April 14th. Drop Roseanne a line at Pull out that old film camera and experience some true photography!!

– Rory

Photography Classes

Photograph by Mariela Martin

Photograph by Mariela Martin

Mariela of Lismore Gallery and Photographic Studio in Lismore, Co. Waterford has a schedule of new classes for 2010. The courses include one day workshops and ten week courses. They take place in the Lismore Gallery and Photographic Studio which includes a great darkroom. The course titles are

Black and White Film Development and Print Process (One day workshop)
How to Take a Better Photograph (One day workshop)

Basic Black and White Photography (Ten Week Course)
Advanced Black and White Photography (Ten Week Course)

For more information on the courses click here.


An American artist living in Lismore. Mariela moved here in 2005 for inspiration and a quiet life. The gallery hosts a variety of artists both local and national, with a concentration on fine art film photography. We opened our doors in August 2008.

Contact: Mariela Martin
Address: Main Street, Lismore, Co Waterford.
Phone: +353 (0)58 72824
Mobile: +353 (0)86 2327996
Website: or

– Rory