Serving as an introduction to the analog darkroom, this course will cover black-and-white film and print processing along with the fundamental technical tools of the medium, such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field and exposure metering. Weekly assignments will explore the creative uses of light, motion, subject matter and composition with class time devoted to aesthetic concerns and critiques. The goal is for each student to balance technical skills with aesthetic decisions to achieve a unique artistic vision.
NOTE: Please bring a 35mm manually adjustable film camera and two rolls of Tri-X film to the first session. Students should estimate $300 in supplies for this course.