Negative Thinking: Shooting black-and-white film | One-day intermediate workshop

2016-07-29 10:00
2016-07-29 16:00

Negative Thinking: Shooting black-and-white film | One-day intermediate workshop
Just shoot! Take creative control of your photography, and become comfortable and confident using your film camera. Learn the theory, physics, chemistry and techniques required to create the film negatives you want.

In this one-day intermediate workshop participants will experiment with different films and developing methods, and will shoot and develop two sets of negatives: one high-speed high-contrast high-grain set created using stand-development; and one low-speed full-tone high resolution set of negatives.

Morning session

  • What makes a good negative?
  • Getting the most out of your camera
  • Learning to pre-visualise your images
  • Exposure - shooting with the Zone System
  • Shooting film
  • Developing high-speed high-contrast high-grain negatives using stand-development

Afternoon session

  • Shooting film
  • Developing low-speed full-tone high resolution negatives
  • Overview of film types, their effects and benefits; camera formats (from small to large), and developers and developing techniques.

Robert Agostino - Robert is a Canberra-based photographer. He has exhibited broadly across Australia, and his works are represented in private and public Collections both nationally and internationally. Robert is also a regular educator of traditional photographic processes, and currently Education Officer at PhotoAccess.

What to bring?
Camera (35mm*, medium format and/or large format**), tripod and hand held light meter (optional). *PhotoAccess has 35mm SLR cameras available for use if needed. **If you are wanting to use a large format camera please let us know at time of booking so that we have time to order the appropriate film. Materials, including film, provided. Lunch not provided.

This workshop was run in March 2016 (on a Sunday from 10am-4pm). To express your interest in future dates please email us.

$175 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$210 (including 12 months membership of PhotoAccess)

Maximum number of participants: 6

Who is this class for? This is an intermediate workshop and completion of the following darkroom course or workshop (or equivalent experience) reccommended Dark Arts six-week beginners film and darkroom course, Darkroom Essentials film and darkroom weekend workshop. Also, completion of Camera Basics one-day workshop, or Camera Skills five-week course (or equivalent experience) is an advantage.

(Images: Robert Agostino)