ONLINE: Film Photography with Lance Rothstein

ONLINE: Film Photography
with Lance Rothstein

Thursday, 6 classes
7pm – 8pm

Skill Level: All Levels

Offered for:

Fall Session 1 (Sept 10, 17, 24, Oct 1, 8, 15)
Fall Session 2 (Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3)

This six-week, online class will be a fun-filled dive into Film Photography with veteran photojournalist & artist Lance Rothstein. It will have something for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned pro, or a newbie to film photography. We’ll go over many of the fundamentals and also introduce some of the newest developments.

Each week will include a one-hour online session with the instructor and fellow students, a short list of accompanying videos and articles, a series of exercises to complete, and topical resources for deeper understanding of the curriculum.

The class will include two rolls of B&W film. (additional film available for purchase.) AND will also include development, contact sheets and scanning of two rolls of B&W film. You can drop off your rolls at the Morean during the 3rd & 5th week of class and Lance will personally develop your film, make contact sheets, and scans of your pictures, which will be emailed to you to share online and in our online critique sessions.

The class will cover film and camera basics, camera & lens selection, film options, developing possibilities (both at home and send-away), scanners & scanning, sharing online and exhibitions.
Whether you have your own selection of 35mm or medium format cameras already, or you’ve never shot a roll of film in your life, this class will bring film enthusiasts together in a way that promotes positive experimentation and highlights the joy of film photography that so many are discovering, or re-discovering. Cameras can be loaned to students who don’t own one.

While our darkroom is not currently open for students, we still want to get you excited about using film so you’re eager to get back in the darkroom when it is safe to do so. We may open it up later in the summer for individual Open Darkroom times.

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Instructor Profile

Lance Rothstein is a native Floridian photographer, now living in Clearwater. A professional photojournalist by trade, his clients have included Time Magazine, The Miami Herald, Sports Illustrated, and the New York Post. He was photo editor for FSView News and was a staff photographer for the Vero Beach Press-Journal, The Ft. Pierce Tribune, The (former) St. Petersburg Times, and most recently The Tampa Tribune.

During eight years in the FSU Bachelor of Fine Arts program 1986 – 94,  He studied Studio Art under great artists such as George Blakely, Robert Fichter, Ed Love, Mark Messersmith and Mary Jo Toles. Other workshops included Jerry Ullesmann, Donna Ferrato, James Nachtwey, Sebastiao Salgado and Gordon Parks.

After spending six years living in Belgium and capturing images all over Europe, Lance has returned to Florida and is continuing his never-ending experiments with all things photographic. He has a passion for traditional film and alternative photography methods, he’s a Polaroid addict and a pathological camera collector. Lance also does street-art collages under the name Ray Johnson Fan Club, and runs an Art & Photography website called Labeauratoire.

Gallery Exhibits:
A.E. Backus Gallery, Fort Pierce, FL
Gallery on the Circle, Maryland Federation of Art
Faces & Facets – Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida, Panama City
Pasco Art Council Gallery
621 Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee, FL City Hall Gallery
Hunter Museum of American Art
Florida State University Fine Arts Gallery, Tallahassee, FL
Florida Museum of Photographic Art, Tampa, FL
Starbucks Coffee House – solo exhibit, New Port Richey, FL
La Livre de Café – solo exhibit, Mons, Belgium
Parcours 40 – group exhibit, Royal Fine Arts Academy, Mons, Belgium
Bauhaus Inspired Photography – Chicago Photography Center
GREEN ART: Art & Ecology – l’Auberge de Jeunesse de Mons, Belgium
Bushwick Spray Paint Shop – Brooklyn, NY
Pikes Gallery – Eastpointe, MI

“After a decade of trying to make perfect digital photos, I decided to return to film and embrace the so-called imperfections. I find them to be integral in giving my images a semblance of soul. My initial inspiration to take up photography was my grandfather William Nurenberg, a magnificent unknown street photographer. I often recall the nights we’d gather around the slide projector to see pictures from his latest trip on Kodachrome. While I’ve made my living documenting the most dramatic moments of life, it’s often been the more insignificant things that intrigue me most. I identify closely with the artists of the abstract De Stijl movement of the 1920’s. I love to capture tidy little relationships of light and shadow. I’m constantly searching for a way to express my idea that ‘everything is perfectly what it is.”