Dedicated to students working with 35mm black and white film cameras, this course will teach you how to shoot and keep working with black and white film in mind. Learn how to process film, make contact sheets, problem-solve particular areas in your photographs and print your own pictures whilst developing a small body of work for exhibition purposes.
8 consecutive Wednesdays from 18:00 – 21:00. Only 8 places available.
Chemicals for each session, participation in the Student exhibition, two 8″x12 Mounts for the exhibition.
Session 1 | An introduction to the darkroom, the SLR camera, black & white film and resin coated paper
Session 2 | Processing of initial role of film and making a contact sheet
Session 3 | Evaluate contact sheets and discuss possible problems or shortcomings. The relationship between camera work and the production of a dense negative
Session 4 | Develop our printing skills by means of exploring the use of filters
Session 5 | Processing of a second role of film and exploring different film speeds.
Session 6 | Problem solving through exposing the photographic paper to white light before printing an overexposed negative
Session 7 | Printing of final images for exhibition purposes
Session 8 | Critique of the work produced and final selection of hand printed images.
“I thoroughly enjoyed learning about how much work goes into getting one perfect print. It was an extremely enriching experience and has given me a greater appreciation for the art of photography. It has also changed the way I think about the process of taking photos and helped me to better understand the relationship between aperture and shutter speed.”
“I enjoyed the fact that Nicole always had special tricks up her sleeve when teaching us in class and loved the fact that she has the ability to keep you calm when things was not going right. “
“How to develop my own roll of film and the process of printing and image, everything I ever wanted to do.”
“I enjoyed everything from the first lesson when we developed shadow grams until when we learnt to develop our role of film and made prints. There was nothing I did not enjoy. This was the first time I used black and white film and was so good seeing what work goes into it all-from shooting-developing-printing.”