Introduction to Black and White Photography
$250 for six weeks, includes usage of darkroom for duration of class. Only chemical charges apply.
Objective: students will learn the basics of exposure, film development, black and white printing and print presentation.
Location: PhotoSource 6346 Elvas Ave. Sacramento, CA 95819
Materials: a camera with manual options; black and white film (Ilford HP, please); black and white paper (RC, not Fiber); plastic negative sleeves (ex: Print File). All materials will be discussed during the first class and can be purchased that night at PhotoSource.
1st week: Exposure: f-stops, shutter speeds, depth of field, and metering.
2nd week: Film Development. Bring one or two exposed rolls to class.
3rd week: Make Contact Sheets. Learn the basics for creating a black and white print. Bring negatives and B&W paper.
4th week: Print. Making enlargements: dodging, burning, cropping, and contrast control. Bring negatives and B&W paper.
5th week: Print. More practice. Bring negatives and B&W paper.
6th week: Mounting and Presentation: trimming, centering, and the dry press. Bring finished prints and two sheets of 14×18 rag board.
Note: All materials for this class can be purchased at PhotoSource
Alternative Process Printing: Gelatin Silver Printing
Preliminary demonstration of darkroom workflow: TBA
Registration fee: TBA