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terra firma is pleased to announce our next series of workshops!
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own magazine, how to make a digital negative or to make a pinhole camera?*

Well now's your chance! Check out what's on offer below -

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Making a magazine


An introduction into the world of magazines, publishing, design, and collaboration. Throughout this five week course we will work together as a team to create a group made publication. From idea conception, to creating content, editing and designing, you'll get to oversee the whole process, then at the end you'll have your very own printed magazine!

Workshop outline


5 weeks - £300 (includes a copy of the magazine)

Location: Bethnal Green, London

Option 1

Monday 24th April 2023


Group size 5

Option 2

Wednesday 26th April 2023


Group size 5


Requirements for the course -
Access to your own laptop, inDesign.


Week one

- Introduction into magazines alongside an in depth presentation from Terra Firma's very own Editor in Chief


Week two

- How to structure a magazine.

- The importance of collaboration and connection.

- How to distribute and sell your magazine. 

Week three

- Introduction into Adobe inDesign.

Week four
- How to select and collate images, edit text and create a visually interesting publication. 

- How to design your front cover and spine.

Week five
- Collectively designing your magazine. You will then have a finished PDF that is ready for print.


Two weeks later we can meet up again and I’ll hand you all your copy of your magazine that you DESIGNED and PUBLISHED in just 5 weeks! 

Send us an email at to add your name to the list!

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Alternative Photography

You will be introduced to a dark room, how to handle and prepare chemicals and the magic of light sensitive paper. You'll learn historical photographic techniques as well as contemporary approaches to a traditional medium. All work created during this course is yours to keep, so you'll end up with a whole portfolio of new work that you have made during this course.

Workshop outline


3 weeks - £150 (includes all materials)

Location: Bethnal Green

Course requirements-

You must source your own tin WITH lid for week three!

Option 1

Saturday 22nd April 11am-1pm

Group size 5

Option 2 

Saturday 22nd April 2pm-4pm

Group size 5


List of materials provided in your workshop

-Dark room chemicals (developer & fixative)

-Ilford 8x10 inch photographic paper

-Cardboard and a variety of fabrics

-Acrylic medium for image transfers

-Materials for making your pinhole camera


Week one

Cyanotypes OR image transfer (depending on weather)

You will learn how to prepare and create a range of artwork using the traditional method of cyanotype printing. You will learn the simple chemistry behind preparing paper for cyanotype printing as well as historical and contemporary use of the process.

Image transfer technique. 

With images created on the course, you will get the opportunity to transfer these from just average printer paper onto a variety of different mediums. From cardboard, to coloured paper to fabrics. It's a great way to elevate your image and bring a beautiful textural aspect to your work.


Week two

Painting with light

You'll get a crash course in the exposure triangle and learn how to master the art of shutter speed in order to paint light into a series of images. Working collaboratively with the team, you will be able to achieve some beautiful portraits in just 2 hours.

Week three

Make your own pinhole camera. (Bring your own tin with lid) 

Transform an every day tin into your very own pinhole camera. You will be walked through the process of how to successfully make your own camera, then developing your photos using dark room chemistry.

Email us at to secure your place.

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