ShutterPod is based out of St Agnes, Cornwall.

We love to travel across the county to various events and venues.

Call 07890 783181, email or use the Contact page to find out more about the participatory activities you can join or arrange for your organisation and/or school.

Or visit Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to find out more. Below are examples of some of the workshops you can take part in. Costs vary from £10 to £45 per person dependent on activity and numbers.

New workshop dates are being finalised but 1-2-1s can be arranged.

Illuminating Lumen

Come along and get to grips with camera-less image-making in the darkroom and outdoors. If you have never heard of Lumen printing, no problem. This is a fantastic way to learn a few darkroom tricks but without having to go near an enlarger. It really is an intriguing process where you will be able to make the most glorious images with the simplest of items. As exposures can range from 30 minutes to an hour bring an open mind, some patience and a desire to experiment.


Creative Cyanotype Printing

Try something new by learning a magical vintage photography technique, the Cyanotype. You will learn a little history, how to mix chemicals, how to make pictures using a variety of sources such as flora, found objects and negatives all mixed up with sunshine and water. All material will be provided. You can email a photograph you would like to use one week in advance as a jpg.


Emulsion lifts

Have some fun at this workshop that delves into the world of instant film transfers. Get to grips with Polaroid-type pictures and learn how to create unusual artwork on different material. This hands-on event is great for all ages but those under 16 must be with and adult. You will also learn about how you can turn your mobile pictures into instant images using the Impossible Instant Lab.


Vintage inspired photo jewellery

A two-day adventure making your own individual necklaces or earrings using a mid-18th Century photo process and the magic of resin. This is a creative and fun workshop and will be for a maximum group of 4 people. Due to some of the materials used it is only suitable for those 16 or over.



Learn how your smartphone can create magical instant pictures 

Pick up great tips on how to take better photographs on your mobile phone. After general instruction, you will head out with a photographic brief. Once you have captured a number of images to fulfil the brief, you will return to the venue to talk through the images and decide on a favourite that will be enhanced using photo-apps and then turned into Polaroid-type films for you to display and show off.


Commissions for artwork happily accepted too – call to chat.

Please note: All images on this website are ©Josie Purcell/ShutterPod and must not be downloaded or used in any form without permission.


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