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Michelle Bates Plastic Camera Workshop

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Dec 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. Participants will shoot on Sunday afternoon 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.”
This two day workshop will take place during PhotoNOLA on Sunday, Dec 5 from 10am-4pm and Monday, Dec 6 from 4-6pm at The Big Top: 3 Ring Circus Arts & Education Center, 1638 Clio St., New Orleans, LA 70130.
Tuition: $175
Instructor: 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 lives in Seattle, and is a member of Freestyle Photographic Supply’s Advisory Board of Photographic Professionals. Read a recent interview with her here.