Analogue and Vintage

As well as Digital photography Mike is also an instructor in both Analogue Black and White Film photography and some Vintage photography techniques including Wet Plate Collodion and Cyanotype printing.

In Mike’s shared studio, Platform3 in Cork city, Mike has a full darkroom with both traditional photo enlargers and a UV light box for Cyanotype and other alternative printing methods. The darkroom and studio are also fully set up for Wet Plate Collodion photography and Mike has two Large format cameras for shooting various sized plates.

Cyanotype printing – see below – is a special process developed in 1839 for producing images. It makes images in a beautiful Prussian blue – hence the term “Blue prints”. Mike is able to teach this in the darkroom at Platform3 in Cork

 

Black & White Film

Mike teaches Black and White film development and printing at the Darkroom in Platform3 studio in Cork city. He will also give tuition in shooting with B&W if required.

If you would like to get more info on this click the contact button below and send Mike a message.

Wet Plate Collodion

Mike loves the medium of Wet Plate Collodion photography. Invented in 1851 by Frederick Scott Archer, wet plate was the first commercially viable way for photographers to make a living making portraits during the Victorian era. Mike teaches the art of wet plate at Platform3 studio in Cork city.

If you would like to get more info on this click the contact button below and send Mike a message.

Cyanotype

Mike has been making Cyanotype prints for a while now. After gaining extensive experience using different papers and different methods of creating digital negatives to print from, he is teaching this method of print making.

If you would like to get more info on this click the contact button below and send Mike a message.beautiful 

Why learn with Mike

Mike has been a full time photographer and Educator for nearly 30 years. His mission is to help you to learn things that will help you to make the most from your camera and the visual opportunities you find. 

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