FPP Walking Workshop 2014! May 16-18! Be There!

The Film Photography Podcast Walking Workshop
May 16-18, 2014 Findlay, OH USA

Join host photographer Leslie Lazenby with special guests FPP Hosts Michael Raso, Mat Marrash, Findlay University's Professor Jeff Salisbury, Mark Dalzell, Dane Johnson and John Fedele for a casual, fun weekend of film photography!

Updated May 9, 2014

We're happy to announce that as of May 9th we have over 60 folks coming to our annual event + super special guest Mr. Keith Swan from The Darkroom.com! Keith not only  heads up TheDarkroom.com but also is responsible for the new Ilford Lab located in his facility! Keith will be joining us for the weekend. Lots of filmtastic surprises in store!

 

What is The FPP Walking Workshop? Rather than a standard, sit-down or classroom scenario, FPP Walking Workshop is a fluid, fun weekend of casual instructions on all formats of traditional photography including Instant, 110, 35mm, 120, 620, 4x5 and 8x10. Bring your fav film cameras or check out a camera from the FPP Free Rental Closet!

Attendance is FREE.

Reservations required (Come one day or all three). FPPers who pre-register by 4/30/2014 will receive our famous FPP "Goodie Bag" filled with film, stickers and who knows what!

Reserve your spot and Goodie Bag by contacting Leslie Lazenby at imaginethat@ameritech.net

After April 30th, if you have not registered and plan on attending, please e-mail Leslie asap. We'd love to see you!

Staying the weekend? Call and reserve your special rate at The Findlay Inn - $62 / night!!! Book with the special code "FPP" or "Film Photography Podcast". The inn will fill up, so book early! The Findlay Inn is located in downtown Findlay and a just a couple of blocks to our central meeting place - The Jones Mansion and Imagine That. http://www.findlayinn.com/

 

above: Michael Raso in front of the awesome 2013 "Giveaway" table! 2014's giveaways will-be-amazing! Image by Bill Loewy

May 16, Friday PM - The Jones Mansion

6:30  - 8:30 p.m  - The Jones Mansion, 313 East Sandusky Street, Findlay, OH / Register, Meet - Greet - Eat - Goodie Bags.

Meet the gang! Chat and brief discussion of Saturday’s events.

Check out a camera from our rental dept!

FPP Recording Session! Yes, that's right! Sit in on an actual FPP Episode!

Notes: If you are not walking to the event you can park in the Marathon parking lot 2 doors west of the Jones Mansion after 5:30 pm. Please also note that the Jones Mansion was built in 1867, it is in 85-90% original condition, currently it is in full restoration. For your safety please use caution around work areas and respect restricted areas.

 

Jones Mansion

 

May 17, Saturday - Walking Workshop

9:00 a.m. - Meet at the Jones Mansion - The Jones Mansion will be open for us at 9:00 a.m. for light breakfast munchies & coffee provided by the Baker’s Cafe. They will be serving coffee, teas, cookies, muffins, brownies and fresh fruit. If you are unable to attend Friday evening you will be able to pick up maps and ID badges there.

9:30am - Sit in on another recording of The Film Photography Podcast! During the podcast, MIchael and the gang will be doing an on-site film gear giveaway! 

11:00am - Hit the streets! Group disperses for a Findlay Photowalk headed up by Leslie Lazenby and Mat Marrash!

above: 2013 Group Shot by Mat Marrash!

Noon - FPP Group shot at The Courthouse!

1:00 - 3:30p.m. - Group disperses for lunch break. - You are on your own; this is not a group event. In your goodie bag are 2 Findlay brochures, they will have restaurant info and locations.

5:00 - 7:30 p.m. - Film Processing / Polaroid Party hosted by Professor Jeff. Located in the Great Hall at the University of Findlay. See map for parking and building location.

All things Polaroid Instant Photography including demos and hands-on shooting! BW and Color C-41 processing. Yes, process your own film!! 

Giveaways and chitchat about the Sunday large format activities will close Saturday’s events.

above: Mat Marrash heading up a Polaroid demonstration. Image by Bill Loewy

May 18 Sunday - Large Format / Lighting Instruction
Large Format Fun - Meet in the Great Hall in the University of Findlay.  (Same location as Polaroid Party)

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Large Format Demo and shoot with Mat, Mike, Leslie and the rest of the FPP Gang. Whether you're a large format shooter (bring your camera!) or just want to learn, our Sunday event will surely please. 4x5, 5x7 and 8x10 cameras will be present!

FPP Guy Mark Dalzell shot on FPP Blue X-Ray Film!

Addl Info
Findlay
Findlay Ohio is located just off I-75 between Dayton and Toledo OH. An old oil boom town Findlay is rich in history and the downtown district is vibrant with art, dining and family businesses.

Accommodations
Special rate accommodations have been arranged at the Findlay Inn and Conference Center in downtown Findlay, It is only 2 blocks from our central meeting place, the Jones Mansion. Accommodations along the interstate are plentiful as well use your favorite internet hotel finder for more info.

To arrange your stay and get a room rate of $62.00 at the Findlay Inn call 1-800-825-1455 and use the code FPP or Film Photography Project. Book early !!! http://www.findlayinn.com/

Addl accommodations:

Drury Inn - 820 W Trenton Ave Findlay, OH 45840‎
(419) 422-9700 druryhotels.com

Hampton Inn - 921 Interstate Dr Findlay, OH 45840‎
(419) 422-5252 hamptoninn.hilton.com

Holiday Inn Express - 941 Interstate Dr Findlay, OH 45840‎ Website

Addresses:
Jones Mansion - 313 E. Sandusky St. Findlay, OH (Easy walk from The Findlay Inn. Staff and VIPs park behind Mansion. Parking in Marathon Oil Parking Lot after 6:00 pm. Marathon Oil Parking Lot is 2 doors west of the Mansion on the same side of the street.)
Imagine That / The Mecca Studio 113 East Sandusky St. Findlay, OH

This event is presented by The Film Photography Podcast. Information above is subject to change. You must be 18 years of age (or be accompanied by a parent or guardian) to attend.

Film photography allowed through the entire event. Please, no video or recording of movies on your smart phone.

WE'LL SEE YOU IN FINDLAY!

Comments

Losif Photo's picture

I'm very excited to meet the

I'm very excited to meet the gang! My buddies said I was stups for flying from Seattle but I love the FPP!
anti-climax's picture

Can we bring our favorite

Can we bring our favorite sound effects for the podcast?

Jeff Salisbury's picture

If you do not come......you

If you do not come......you will miss more than you can ever imagine. Plus.....it is a ton of fun. Raso is just a hoot! Leslie is just the best in everything. Mat is bouncing all over the place and Salisbury.....well they get him out of the home, so you can go from there. Hope to see you. jeff salisbury
HolgART's picture

I've got my room booked at

I've got my room booked at the Findlay Inn!  Looking forward to meeting everyone.  I've never attend and I'm psyched!

Alysia's picture

I am fairly new to FFP and

I am fairly new to FFP and this all seems too good to be true.... is it really free? Is there a cost to rent camera equipment and do you need to bring your own film? For example if I wanted to try large format, do I need to purchase film before coming? Sorry I am so in the dark!!
Michael Raso's picture

It's true, it's really free.

It's true, it's really free. You should bring your own film. If you're not a large format shooter, don't worry, we'll have some sample film and "bum" film for folks to test load. Hope you can make it!

Jeff Preston's picture

I'll be bringing the 4x5 this

I'll be bringing the 4x5 this year!
Lance King's picture

I called this morning and the

I called this morning and the person I spoke to said she wasn't aware of any discounts for the FPP. I went ahead and booked my room over the phone, anyway, at their regular $84 rate. I got an email confirmation at that rate, followed by another email soon thereafter showing the adjusted FPP rate. So hopefully they've got the situation ironed out now! Can't wait to see the FPP gang again, along with all the great folks I met last year! Lance
Michael Raso's picture

Jersey Boys John, Mark, Dane

Jersey Boys John, Mark, Dane and I all booked this morning. By this time, everyone at The Findlay Inn seems to be up to speed on the FPP Discount. Good news and looking forward to seeing everyone!

Robert Grimm's picture

I tried booking at the

I tried booking at the Findlay Inn's web site but it said the FPP promotional code was invalid. Is it supposed to be valid now or do we have to wait until a certain date to book?
Michael Raso's picture

Hi Robert, I suggest booking

Hi Robert,

I suggest booking the old-fashioned way - call the hotel. I suspect that they (Findlay Inn) didn't update their website.

Jeff Preston's picture

Can't wait to see everyone

Can't wait to see everyone again in Findlay! Hope the weather cooperates a little better this year... Jeff Preston (Flickr: prestonj55)
Brian Walworth's picture

Damm It !!!!! I was looking

Damm It !!!!! I was looking forward to attending this year. But, I'll still be in Brazil on that weekend. Oh we'll, maybe next year. :-(