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Polaroid Transfer Workshop with Valley of "Valley in Film"
Polaroid Transfer Workshop with Valley of "Valley in Film"

Fri, May 19


Arrow Creative

Polaroid Transfer Workshop with Valley of "Valley in Film"

Learn how to operate the polaroid camera to its fullest potential and take portraits and/or still life and experimenting with emulsion lift.

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Time & Location

May 19, 2023, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Arrow Creative, 653 Philadelphia St, Memphis, TN 38104, USA

About the event

This class is for ages 21+

In this Polaroid Transfer workshop, students will learn how to operate the camera to its fullest potential and be creative by taking portraits and/or still life. After a demo, participants will experiment with an emulsion lift, a photo manipulation technique. An emulsion lift involves removing the top layer (the image) from the Polaroid and placing it onto another surface such as paper or fabric. Participants will take home their photo creations on watercolor paper to enjoy within their home or gift to loved ones.

Participants are welcome to bring their own Polaroid 600 camera.All materials are included (Polaroid 600 camera not required).


Valley in Film was founded by portrait photographer Amber Evangelista. The company's mission is to make film photography more accessible by sharing fun techniques, tips, and equipment to help resuscitate a dying artform.

Amber Evangelista is a full-time mom of 4 and a nostalgic photographer who's addicted to vintage film cameras and Polaroids. As a full-time photographer, portraiture is a way for Amber to document her family moments, amplify stories of the black community, and showcase her passion for fashion. She prefers capturing moments using 35mm, 120, and instant film; each medium gives her a chance to slow down and be more thoughtful of each frame due to the limited number of frames. Film photography has always been a way for her to reconnect with the curiosity and excitement of her childhood. Having relearned the patience required when taking pictures with film, she continues to allow herself to relax, let go, and enjoy the process. Amber's goal is to share her love of film photography with others so they too will fall in love.

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