Beginners Black-and-White Film and Darkroom | six-week course commencing 8 February 2015

2015-02-08 13:00
2015-02-08 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. Turn off your computer and discover the wonders of film photography in the PhotoAccess darkroom. Participants receive free access to the PhotoAccess darkroom for the duration of the course. Film and paper included.

Week one

  • Basic camera skills
  • Shooting film (short field trip to capture images)
  • Developing film

Week two

  • Theory introduction
  • Contacting
  • Photograms
  • Introduction to printing and exposure

Week three

  • Contrast control

Week four

  • Dodging and burning

Week five

  • Printing practice

Week six

  • Printing practice
  • Feedback and review

Week one: 8 February 2015 (Sunday) 1pm-4pm
Weeks two-six: 16 February - 23 March 2015 (Mondays) 6-9pm, (Note: no class on Monday 9 March, Canberra Day public holiday)

$370 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$403 (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.