FPP Walking Workshop 2015! March 14! Be There!


What is The FPP Walking Workshop? The FPP Walking Workshop is a free annual event celebrating the joy and experience of shooting on traditional film staged by the Film Photography Podcast!

The two day event is a super-casual, fluid and fun day of informal instructions on all formats of traditional photography including 110, 35mm, 120, 620, 4x5 and 8x10. This year was hosted by The Darkroom in San Clemente and included a tour of The Darkroom's film processing lab!

UPDATE - May 1, 2015

Listen to the Film Photography Podcast Re-Cap of our annual event HERE!

Read Mat's Re-Cap HERE!

Let's not forget our video- https://youtu.be/qfExvfYK17M

UPDATED March 17, 2105 - Hi folks! The FPP gang is travel weary but images and blogs from the event are starting to come in! In you have images, links or blogs to share please contact Michael - Michael@FilmPhotographyProject.com

The FPP 2015 Walking Workshop was a FILMTASTIC success! Super amazing thanks to all who took the time to attend this unique film weekend. Hats off to everyone at The Darkroom who went above and beyond to make our time together so special and to Leslie Lazenby who worked behind the scenes this year but was always in touch with every attendee along the way!

So, what happened at the 2015 FPP WWIII??

Here's the quick re-cap (with videos, images and blog links to come)

  • Registration - receive the famous FPP Goodie Bag Free Film and Darkroom T-Shirt!
  • Breakfast Nook featuring fresh fruit, muffins and Mr Brown Iced Coffee!
  • The Darkroom's (awesome) Lab Tour Begins (in groups of 10)
  • Michael Raso welcomes the group - chats about hand-rolled, unusual films!
  • Mark Dalzell holds FPP's annual Raffle of vinatge cameras
  • The Darkroom's Breakfast Nook becomes The Lunch Nook!
  • The Big Bus! A classic yellow School Bus transports the group to the San Clemente pier for a Photo Walk!
  • Medium / Large Format Event was headed up by Mat on Sunday!

Patrick J. Clarke's Re-Cap Blog - Patrick is a long-time FPP listener and wrote an awesome re-cap of his experience. One thing we know for sure, Instant Film Lives and we will "beef up" our instant film presence next year! Read Patrick's blog - http://lightsquared.tumblr.com/post/113768350098/the-fpp-walking-workshop-3

First Pix In! Not only was Michael Bartosek the first person to sign up but also the FIRST to post images! See his Flickr Album here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelbartosek/sets/72157650938762627/

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The Film Photography Podcast Walking Workshop 2015

at THE DARKROOM
March 14 - 15, 2015 San Clemente, CA USA

Join hosts Keith Swan and Phil Steblay with FPP Hosts Michael Raso, Mat Marrash and Leslie Lazenby for a casual, fun two days of film, fun and photography! They'll be lots of film and camera chatter as well as a tour of The Darkroom's film processing lab!

What is The FPP Walking Workshop? The FPP Walking Workshop is an annual event celebrating the joy and experience of shooting on traditional film!

Rather than a standard, sit-down or classroom scenario, FPP Walking Workshop is a super-casual, fluid and fun day of informal instructions on all formats of traditional photography including 110, 35mm, 120, 620, 4x5 and 8x10. This year includes a tour of The Darkroom's film processing lab! Bring your fav film cameras to shoot for our street photography tour of San Clemente!

HOW DO I SIGN UP?? Attendance is FREE but reservations are required to attend. FPPers who pre-register by 3/01/2015 will receive our famous FPP "Goodie Bag" filled with film, stickers and who knows what! Registration is limited so sign up today!

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

Staying the weekend? We suggest you book your accommodations in San Clemente at Southwest (for the best rates) - https://www.southwest.com/

above: Michael Raso in front of the awesome 2014 "Giveaway" table! 2015's giveaways will-be-amazing! Image by Bill Loewy

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Meeting at The Darkroom/Swan Labs - 946 Calle Amanecer, San Clemente, CA 92673

Saturday March 14th

9 am  - 5 pm (times subject to change)

  • Meet and Greet The Darkroom Staff and The FPP Gang.
  • Attendees will be broken into small groups for the rotating Darkroom Lab Tour
  • The Amazing 2015 FPP Camera Giveaway!
  • The Awesome FPP/Darkroom Film and Processing "Goodie Bag" giveaway!
  • Q&A with the Darkroom Staff / FPP Gang
  • Walk, Chat and Shoot! Street Photography in beautiful San Clemente

Sunday, March 15th

10am - 4pm

  • Morning Meet and Greet!
  • The Darkroom Lab Tour continues!
  • Medium and Large Format Film Discussion/Demonstration!
  • More To Be Announced!

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

About San Clemente, California
"San Clemente residents often think of their town as paradise—where the 1920’s vision of a Spanish Village by the Sea still lingers, the sun shines 342 days a year and the conveniences of metropolitan Southern California are balanced by fresh ocean air and beaches untouched by time. Just 75 years ago, most of the coastal land between Los Angeles and San Diego was no more than barren rolling hills covered with mustard and sagebrush. San Clemente was no exception" - http://san-clemente.org/about-us/city-information

Accommodations
Stay Tuned - To Be Announced!

Airport Info

The Darkroom suggests flying into Orange County, CA (SNA).  Orange County (Also called John Wayne airport) is about 30 minutes north of San Clemente.

The second choice would be San Diego, CA. (SAN)  San Diego is about 1 hour south of San Clemente.

The third choice would be Long Beach, CA.  (LBG)  Long Beach is about 1 hour north of San Clemente.

The forth choice would be Los Angeles (LAX).  Los Angeles airport is about 1.5 hours north of San Clemente. 

Addresses:
The Darkroom/Swan Labs - 946 Calle Amanecer, San Clemente, CA 92673

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.

Still photography allowed through the entire event. Please, no video or recording of movies on your smarty phones. (Super 8 and 16mm okay!)

WE'LL SEE YOU IN SAN CLEMENTE!

Comments

Fotografo profesional's picture

Buena iniciativa, la

Buena iniciativa, la fotografia sigue creciendo en todo el mundo. Saludos!!

Fotografo profesional Oscar Parra Photographer

Elias James 's picture

Wow , Can't wait! Will be

Wow , Can't wait! Will be awesome
Chris Storey's picture

What an amazing and

What an amazing and inspirational weekend! The sheer talent I saw in peoples portfolios humbles me, and makes me want to improve and stretch my own creative vision.
Dane's picture

I'll be driving in Friday

I'll be driving in Friday night from Phoenix Arizona. Anyone want to split the drive/gas? Where are people staying? I'd be town to split a room with someone too.
Robert Waybright's picture

I am driving down (live just

I am driving down (live just north of LA). Looking forward to seeing everybody. Right at two weeks left. Where is everybody staying? San Clemente isn't a big town. Hotels will sell out soon (if not already).
Sandra's picture

I just recently discovered

I just recently discovered this site because I bought a Yashica-Mat 75mm and was looking for film. I am very "green" when it comes to photography, but I want to learn anything I can. When I came across this workshop I was wondering if I would have fun and learn something, or should I be a little more experienced before I participate in it?
Michael Raso's picture

Little more experienced - No

Little more experienced - No Way! Come 'on down. See the info above to register. Only a few seats left!

Bill Lynch's picture

Email sent. For those flying

Email sent. For those flying into San Diego you can take the Antrak train from San Diego to San Clemente. But you would need to get a car or Über to get to The Darkroom. The train station in San Diego is about two miles south of Lindberg Field.
Michael Raso's picture

Hi Folks, There is not any

Hi Folks,

There is not any public transportation from any airports to San Clemente. Car rental is a must.

Gonna be a great weekend! We're over 40 as of 1/12/2015. At this rate we'll we turning folks away soon - register now!

Thea Bendix's picture

Thanks for the info, Alex.

Thanks for the info, Alex. Sounds like a rental car is the best way to go!
Canemah Studios's picture

Anyone know if there is bus

Anyone know if there is bus or train service between the John Wayne airport and nearby "the darkroom"? Or is a rental car my best bet? I've never been to Southern California. I can't wait for the FPP workshop!!
alex luyckx's picture

There is Bus service, it's

There is Bus service, it's about a 3.5 hour trip by Public Transit according to The Google.

Eric Bryan's picture

Can't wait!

Can't wait!

Ron Britton's picture

John Wayne is your pardner

John Wayne is your pardner here. John Wayne Airport (code: SNA) in Orange County (straddling Irvine & Santa Ana) appears to be the closest airport. That's the one I'll be flying into, if I can afford to come down. The full list of airports is here: The entry on John Wayne Airport is here:
Scott's picture

This is awesome; I'm looking

This is awesome; I'm looking forward to meeting everyone...thank you for coming out to California and for your commitment to keeping this art form alive!
Anonymous's picture

Email sent and can't wait to

Email sent and can't wait to attend!
Michael Raso's picture

Hi folks, There are no other

Hi folks,

There are no other FPP events planned for 2015. Do not think there will be an event in NJ.

Folks flying can fly into San Diego, Long Beach or Los Angeles. (LA is at least an hours drive south)

More details very soon on main page!

Doug Lynch's picture

If those of us from the

If those of us from the eastern side of the country wanted to attend, would we want to fly into LA or San Diego?
Fog Beard's picture

Will there be one of these

Will there be one of these walks in New Jersey?