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CAMP PHOTO- 2 Day Course: Holga

There is nothing like the experience of photographing with a Holga. No one takes you seriously. You won’t even take yourself seriously! That is, until you process your first roll and discover images you could never have made, or seen, with any other equipment. In this course you will discover that you don’t need the latest equipment, the most expensive equipment, or the sharpest lenses to create compelling, vibrant images. You will truly discover that the artist makes the photograph, not the equipment. This course is open to any young artist willing to embrace photographic possibilities with a plastic camera, shooting black and white film, with an interest to learn the magic of the darkroom process. All materials for this course will be provided by the school.


*The tuition includes a lab fee for all course materials and chemicals




Prerequisite: Students must be age 15-18 yrs to enroll. Film cameras, film, printing paper and chemistry will be provided for each student.

About the instructor: William Franson

William Franson has studied and been involved in art since childhood. He studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston, The Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York, the International Center for Photography in Manhattan, and earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Calvin College in Michigan. A self-employed editorial/corporate and fine art photographer, Bill has worked for many of Boston’s medical institutions including: Harvard Medical School, the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Children’s Hospital. His list of exhibitions is extensive with work shown in numerous galleries, including: the Flash Forward Festival, Boston; the Lamont Gallery at Philips Exeter Academy; Center Art Gallery at Calvin College; the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA; the Center for Photography at Woodstock in NY; the Ashford Warburg Gallery in NY; and the Firehouse Gallery in Newburyport, MA. Bill’s work has been recognized by the Danforth Museum for excellence in the New England Region and he has earned numerous awards from the Texas Photographic Society National Competition and participated in several statewide traveling exhibitions there. Bill’s work resides in both institutional and private collections and he is currently represented by Rafius-Fane Gallery.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.