Last Month Lomography UK hosted three Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the Wellcome Collection for 14-19 year olds. We covered the Close-up lens, remote controlled lens cap and the multiple exposure button. Take a look at some of the amazing shots from the day.
The Wellcome Collection is a free visitor destination in Euston that explores the relationship between medicine, science and art with a series of exhibitions, instillations and gallery spaces. Last month Lomography UK hosted a series of Lomo’instant Wide workshops with the aim to teach 14-19 year olds about film photography the joys of instant film.
The first workshop looked specifically at the close-up lens. There were a range of strange and curious objects scattered around the tables which the participants were asked to photograph. One of the Wellcome staff talked about these objects which included a replica of a protective mask used during the London plague and a plastic DNA model. We told the participants to be creative and shoot each other close up.. They had some real fun with this task and got some super images.
The second workshop looked at the remote control lens cap. Participants were encouraged to take group shots, selfies and odd angled shots using the remote function. We even demonstrated doing a jump with the remote. The third and final workshop looked at double exposures. We showed the group how to layer up images using the MX button and gave them some tips and tricks about getting the best images and how not to overexpose your shots. Everybody had a great time, we received so much positive feedback and who knows, we may well do it all again soon!
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