Spring is here! Grab your camera and come to one of our awesome Workshops! We have a lot of fun stuff planned for April. Come celebrate World Pinhole Day with us on a field trip to the Indiana Sand Dunes or come party with us on Film Photography Day! Take a peek at all of our April workshops, parties, and events below!
Saturday April 6th @ 2pm: Darling Diana Mini
The Diana Mini may be a petite little darling but she’s got a lot of tricks up her sleeve! This little camera can shoot two formats, square and half frame. It can also make double and long exposure photos and that’s just the start of it! Bring your own and the workshop will be FREE and we’ll even give you a roll to shoot. If you don’t have a Diana Mini yet, no worries- if you RSVP we’ll have a loaner for you!
Friday April 12th @ 2pm AND @7pm FILM PHOTOGRAPHY DAY!
@ 2pm –Spool is in Session!
This is the most jam packed full of information workshop about film. You will be a film pro before the end of the day. We will go over what film is, its history, all the different types of film and how to get the photos that you want. After the workshop we’ll head down the street to the Chicago Community Darkroom for a demo on how to develop and print your own film!
@7pm – 10 pm- FILM PHOTOGRAPHY DAY PARTY!
PARTY LIKE IT’S YOUR ANALOUGE DAY! BECAUSE IT IS YOUR ANALOGUE DAY! Join us to celebrate this special day and enjoy snacks and drinks for all ages. We will have fun events for all. Take part in our fun DIY photo booth, and enter the raffle to win your very own analogue camera! This will be a great party so bring your dancing shoes, and get ready to PARTY!
Sunday April 14th @ 2pm – Multiple Exposures with the La Sardina!
The La Sardina, our beautiful camera modeled after a tin can packs a lot of punch! We’ll go over how to make the best double exposures with the La Sardina. If you already have a La Sardina make sure to bring it with you, the workshop will be free and we’ll give you a roll of film to use! If you don’t have a La Sardina, don’t fret- we have loaners for you to use.
Sunday April 21st @ 2pm – Lomokino – Shoot Your Movie and Scan it too!
This will be a great workshop taught by a guest Lomographer Alec Thorsen. He is a pro-Lomographer who is currently making a movie surrounding the Spinner 360. We will first have a brief Lomokino workshop then Alec will show you how to scan your very own movies. At this workshop you still get to borrow a Lomokino and make movies yourself.
Sunday April 28th @ 12pm – 5pm Indiana Dunes Bus Trip for WORLD PINHOLE DAY! $20
We are so excited about World Pinhole Day we decided to make it a day at the beach, literally! So we’re going to one of the most beautiful beaches in the Midwest! We will meet at the store at 12pm and load into our magic school bus. Each person will get a loaner Diana F+ and 2 rolls of film. We will also provide some snacks and drinks for the long trip, but feel free to pack a lunch as well. The workshop will be taught on the bus on the way to the dunes. Please RSVP for this workshop by coming into the store to pre-pay for your excellent day. You may also show up the day of, however please keep an eye on our social media to see if the event is sold out! Please show up 15 minutes early to get your camera and check in. We will not provide tripods so feel free to bring your own. We are so excited to see you on World Pinhole Day!
Cost: $10, $7 for students with ID. ALL workshops include a loaner camera and a free roll of film. Workshops are free if your bring you own workshop camera. Drop your film off at the store after your workshop! (There are no discounts for lab services.)
1422 N. Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60642
Sunday – Friday 11am – 7pm
Saturday 11am – 9pm