Distant Light Workshop - Sam Cornwell

08 September 2019

10:30 - 13:30

The Royal Photographic Society
RPS House
337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale
United Kingdom

Tel:0117 3164450

Non RPS Member£25.00 
RPS Member£20.00 
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Image: Solar can results Sam Cornwell


Sunday 8 10.30 am – 1.30pm Sam Cornwell Workshop

Solarcan is an extreme time exposure camera capable of capturing the path of the Sun over days, weeks, months or years.


Using a technique known as Solargraphy that was invented in the latter years of last century attendees will get the chance to use Solarcan’s special equipment to build their very own, ready to use solargraphy camera. No special skills or knowledge necessary.


No prior skills or knowledge needed - just enthusiasm for image making!


Bio:Sam Cornwell is a photographic artist based in the Scottish Borders. A pioneer of the ‘second a day’ movement and vlogging, Cornwell is a recent Masters’ graduate of Edinburgh University in which he was awarded the ESALA student award for his studies in Material Practice. He won an Astrophotographer of the Year award and went on to found the Art in Space programme at one of the UK’s largest observatories before developing his Solarcan, the world’s first commercial solargraphy camera.


Bristol HQ, The Royal Photographic Society, RPS House, 337 Paintworks, Arnos Vale, Bristol, United Kingdom, BS4 3AR


You will need to bring a packed lunch or use local amenities – Sainsbury’s and M&S are both within walking distance.  Parking can be limited so please use public transport if possible. You can book a place to park your car nearby at this link: https://www.yourparkingspace.co.uk/locations/show/4294938009



Cancellation policy

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a course as it is not possible to refund any cancellation or transfer to another workshop less than 14 days prior to course start date. The Society reserves the right to cancel a workshop 7 days prior to its start date - please check your hotel and travel cancellation policy as this may be affected. If you are attending one of our workshops that involves a trip out, please ensure you bring all weather clothing and protection for your camera. Persons under the age of 16 are welcome to attend events but, to conform with UK law, must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.

Liz Williams
Email the event organiser
0117 3164450

Region: Bristol (HQ)