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Passion for "historical photography"

Darkroom wagon_1870

The reconstruction of a darkroom car around 1870 will be used for the first time at Photo Münsingen 2016 as part of the wet panel workshops.

Peter Michels and Nadine Reding share a passion for historical photography. The two got to know each other during a discussion on a social media portal. After an intensive exchange, they began to intensify their cooperation.

Peter Michel's artistic passion lies in taking photographs using historical techniques. He has written a textbook on wet plate technology; 'The Collodium' has now become the standard work in German. Michels moves passionately on every photographic stage, whether digital or analog, as an artist as well as a curator. Peter Michels founded the in 2005 Fotokultur GmbH in Wald (ZH), in 2015 the publishing house Fotokultur Medien in Tuttlingen (DE) was added. He works for institutional clients such as museums as well as private companies.

Nadine Reding was the last photo retoucher to complete her apprenticeship in Switzerland and studied the restoration and conservation of photographs. She continued her education at the George Eastman House in Rochester and in Vienna. She has been working in her studio for over 10 years focus for photo restoration in Bern. She works for the Musée de l'Elysée, various state archives, the ETH image archive in Zurich and many more.

At Photo Münsingen, the two share a tent on the Schlossplatz. Of course you can learn the wet plate technique in Peter Michels' workshops or have yourself portrayed. Nadine Reding shows historical photographs from her collection and is happy to give tips on her valuable family pictures, how to keep them so that future generations can also enjoy them.

Another special attraction are Washi films: a few years ago a young Frenchman came up with the idea of ​​making a paper film. After a few experiments, he made his breakthrough on Japanese Washi paper, and a new kind of creative product was born. If you have a medium format camera, you can pick up a Washi paper film in the tent, try it out and then develop it yourself under supervision in the evening.

Digital photography for beginners

You bought the digital camera and are overwhelmed with buttons, switches and functions. What is important? What not? Photo Münsingen offers you an introductory course, after which you will get to know the camera better and can use the most important functions. After a relaxed theoretical part, you will apply what you have learned on a tour of Münsingen, view the results, learn from them and be prepared for future successful photography excursions. The seminar leader Christoph Bürki has many years of experience and imparts his knowledge without unnecessary technical terms.

Information and registration at: https://www.xing-events.com/phm2016_11.html

Short seminars «Color management»

color selectionHow can you achieve consistent and reproducible colors in all your input and output devices? You will receive the answers from Peter Brechbühl, company, in four short seminars at Photo Münsingen 2016 imaprint. Using tried and tested teaching materials, you will learn the basics of color-correct work. Be it the camera, the scanner, the screen or the printer; after this introductory course you will know what to look out for. You will also receive information about which hardware and software will make your workflow easier.

The following short seminars will be offered on Saturday, May 7, 2016:

9: 00-10: 30 a.m .: Details
11: 00-12: 30 a.m .: Details
13: 00-14: 30 a.m .: Details
17: 00-18: 30 a.m .: Details

The man with the drone is back

He could already be seen at Photo Münsingen 2015, now it will Michael Kohler also be present at Photo Münsingen 2016. He leads with his colleague Chris Thomann from DRONE Factory two seminars. In it, the participants learn what types of drones there are, where flying is allowed, they learn to fly and at the end of the course are allowed to take the pictures and videos home with them.

Course 1: Friday, May 6, 2016, 14–17 p.m., Details

Course 2: Saturday, May 7th, 2016 9 am-12pm, Details

Here is a sample video of the 'Team BlackSheep':