Photographic Adventures in Nature with Rachel Brewster-Wright, dot-art


Explore and capture your surroundings in Calderstones Park in Photographic Adventures in Nature.

This course introduces participants to the use of traditional hands-on photographic techniques as a way of creating unique artistic images in response to the beautiful surroundings of Calderstones Park, in a relaxed and more mindful way.

Suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making.


Over 10 weeks, participants will embark on:

●Photowalks, cyanotype photograms, processing black & white film)

●Use enlarged negatives produced from photowalks to create a range of digital negative cyanotypes

●Forage for flora and foliage around the Calderstones site to create dyes for use in experimental ‘Film Souping’ (adding/painting different substances to film before shooting or during processing)

●Pinhole camera building & shooting on site in nature

●Paper negative darkroom tray printing

●Experiment with Caffenol, using alternative, everyday substances to process film i.e. coffee and vitamin C

●Mini-exhibition (physical & online) of work produced during course



Rachel Brewster-Wright is a professional photographer and founder of Little Vintage Photography in Liverpool. She has expert knowledge in both analogue and digital photography and has taught a multitude of photography courses and workshops.



You will need to bring your own film camera and rolls of film (Ilford HP5+ film, 24 exposures is ideal - usually around £4.50 per roll). All other chemicals and photographic papers will be provided.



The Reader, Calderstones Mansion House, Calderstones Road, Liverpool, L18 3JB



Tuesday’s 3-5pm; 11, 18, 25 February & 3, 10, 24, 31 March (*no session 17 March*) & 7, 14, 21 April 2020



£160 for 10 week course

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