Beginners Black-and-White Film and Darkroom | six-week course | Commencing 31 January 2016

2016-01-31 13:00
2016-01-31 16:00

Course overview
Experience the enjoyable process of black-and-white film photography in this six-week introductory darkroom workshop. Participants will learn how to correctly develop film, make proof sheets and print images with creative freedom. Discover the wonders of film photography and traditional printing in the PhotoAccess darkroom, as well as learning how to digitise your negatives and prints using the PhotoAccess scanner. Participants receive free access to the PhotoAccess darkroom for the duration of the course. Two rolls of film and 40 sheets of paper included in the course fee.

Week one

  • Photographic history and theory
  • Basic camera skills
  • Short photo walk to the Kingston foreshore

Week two

  • Film developing
  • Contact printing

Week three

  • Introduction to printing and print exposure

Week four

  • Controlling contrast

Week five

  • Dodging, burning, and introduction to creative printing

Week six

  • Introduction to negative and print scanning
  • Printing practice
  • Feedback and course review

Week one, 31 January 2016 (Sunday) 1-4pm, and
Weeks two-six, 8 February - 7 March 2016 (Mondays) 6-9pm.

$390 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$423 (including 12 months membership of PhotoAccess)

Maximum number of participants: 6
Tutor: Robert Agostino

PhotoAccess has 35mm SLR cameras available for use on the first day if needed.

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Course Requirements:
This course requires no previous experience, although completion of any of the following courses (or relevant experience) is useful; Introduction to B&W Film and Darkroom Weekend Workshop, One-day Introduction to DSLR photography, or Camera Skills.