When: Saturday, May 22, 2:00 PM
Where: ROW DTLA
What We’re Doing: In this Experimental Polaroid workshop, students will learn how to operate the camera to its fullest potential and be creative by taking portraits and/or still life. After a demo, participants will experiment with an emulsion lift, a photo manipulation technique. An emulsion lift involves removing the top layer (the image) from the Polaroid and placing it onto another surface such as paper or fabric. Participants will take home their photo creations on watercolor paper to enjoy within their home or gift to loved ones.
*Participants must be 18+ years old.
Participants are welcome to bring their own Polaroid 600 camera.
All materials are included (Polaroid 600 camera not required).
Valley in Film was founded by portrait photographer Amber Evangelista. The company's mission is to make film photography more accessible by sharing fun techniques, tips, and equipment to help resuscitate a dying artform.
Amber Evangelista is a full-time mom of 4 and a nostalgic photographer who's addicted to vintage film cameras and Polaroids. As a full-time photographer, portraiture is a way for Amber to document her family moments, amplify stories of the black community, and showcase her passion for fashion. She prefers capturing moments using 35mm, 120, and instant film; each medium gives her a chance to slow down and be more thoughtful of each frame due to the limited number of frames. Film photography has always been a way for her to reconnect with the curiosity and excitement of her childhood. Having relearned the patience required when taking pictures with film, she continues to allow herself to relax, let go, and enjoy the process. Amber's goal is to share her love of film photography with others so they too will fall in love.
Please note: In the interest of keeping our creative community safe & well as we navigate the pandemic, we are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative test result dated within 48 hours of the workshop date for all class participants, instructors, and staff. Everyone is also to remain fully masked during workshops except when actively eating or drinking. If you have any questions about our policies, please send an email to email@example.com.