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Outdoor Alternative Photography with the Real Photography Company

The Real Photography Company invites you to join us at this fun and experimental outdoor workshop – we will make prints using alternative photography processes with plants, home-made developers and other non-darkroom based processes. You will be able to try your hand making turmeric prints, chemigrams, cyanotypes and lumens. Please bring your own clip frame, all other materials provided. Please note this workshop is not suitable for children under 10 years old.

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to contribute images created to a new online gallery on our website For more info on the processes involved see

Photo Walk Around Frome with David Chedgy

David is a local photographer who knows the town inside and out. He will be leading the walk, which will start outside the Cheese & Grain at 10am and finish with time for a chat and refreshments around 12 noon.

Charge up your camera, free up space on your phone and come along, take some pictures, and make new friends. Why not bring family or pals with you, too? Everyone is welcome to attend, though under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 24 spaces available

Digital Camera Phone Photography with James Bartholomew

Make the most of the camera on your smartphone with Frome-based photographer James Bartholomew in this fun one-day workshop. Tuition includes camera settings and specifications; shutter speeds, apertures, ISO and white balance; composition and artistic methods; extra continuous lighting; selfies and other portraits; still life; architecture; image storage and editing; image manipulation; social media; video; accessories; printing and presentation. Learners are assessed individually, grouped in pairs for set assignments during the day and leave the course with a set of notes and images that will help them take everyday photos to a new level. Only your phone required! Ten spaces available. (For those interested, James also runs courses for Somerset Skills and Learning.)

Faces of Frome – Pop-up Portrait Studio with Jesse Alexander, in partnership with The Frome Independent

Faces of Frome is an ongoing project documenting the diversity of the people of Frome – both its permanent residents and those visiting this vibrant community. Everyone is invited to Jesse’s ‘pop-up studio’ for a free portrait. Sitters will receive a FREE digital copy of their portrait. You are welcome to come by yourself or with friends or family – as many of you can fit in our studio! With sitters’ permissions the photographs will become part of an archive, added to with each edition of Photo|Frome festival, building a unique record of this wonderful place.

Jesse Alexander is a photographer, writer and lecturer based in the Mendips. He studied at the Surrey Institute of Art & Design (Farnham) and Documentary at the University of Wales Newport. He is currently Course Leader for MA Photography and BA(Hons) Photography (Top Up) (online) at Falmouth University

Explore Frome Using a Vintage Polaroid Camera (loaded with a pack of 8-shot colour film)

PLEASE NOTE: Due to David contracting Covid, this photo walk will now be postponed – we will contact participants regarding the new date. Our apologies for the change of plan.

Photographer David Chedgy leads a fun and creative experience. This classic photo tour lasts about two hours, no previous photo experience is needed, and you can take home all your instant photos! You get to borrow a vintage Polaroid camera loaded with an 8-shot Colour Polaroid 600 film.

We will start with a quick briefing on how to get the best out of the camera, then take a guided walk around town and capture some fun Polaroid images, finishing with time for a chat and cup of tea. Four spaces available.

Traditional and Wet Cyanotypes with Anjalika Baier

Anjalika will demonstrate a photographic process that produces blueprints using coated paper and sunlight. This cameraless approach is called cyanotype, a process going back to the dawn of photography, perhaps the most famous being Anna Atkins’s book Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions, published in 1843.

Participants are invited to bring along some of their favourite botanical materials (such as leaves and flowers) or flat objects which will fit on an A5 piece of paper. All other materials will be provided. Each participant will take home at least two finished blueprints of their own making. 15 spaces available.

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