Dark Skies: Solargraph Making Online Workshop with Melanie King

Saturday 20 February 2021

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Call: 01851 708 480

Second of two online workshops by members of artist collective Lumen, who are exhibiting in Scotland for the first time as part of this year’s Hebridean Dark Skies Festival.

Melanie will teach you how to make a long exposure pinhole camera to capture the passage of the Sun, from anywhere between one day and one year.

For this workshop you will need the following:

– 35mm Black Film Canisters. If you don’t have these you can buy them online here.
– A small pack of photographic paper, which can be bought online here and can also be used for Lumen’s other workshop on Friday 19 February.
– A scalpel
– A recycled aluminium drinks can cut up into 2-3cm squares
– A needle/pin
– Black electrical tape
– Cable ties
– A room that can be made dark/low light or a changing bag. It doesn’t need to be a “darkroom” as it won’t matter too much if the paper is exposed to a small amount of ambient light.
– Fixer (optional – and can be bought online here)
– Flatbed scanner (optional)

The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival will run from Friday 5 February to Thursday 18 February, and is led by An Lanntair in partnership with Calanais Visitor Centre, Stornoway Astronomical Society, Gallan Head Community Trust, and Lews Castle College UHI.

The Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community Outer Hebrides LEADER 2014-2020 programme. We also want to say a huge thank you to Caledonian MacBrayne for supporting this year’s festival.