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When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Estelle Vincent
  • Course Code C23PGYA16B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

If you are interested in analogue photography this course is just for you, as it focuses on SLR film cameras and black and white film processing. During this practical course you will learn the basic functions and controls of an analogue camera and will understand exposure and light metering. You will take photographs using an SLR film camera and your own black and white film; you will learn how to process the film in our black and white darkroom. The course will also cover information on different film types, as well as formats. During the first week, there will be a location photo shoot near the College where you will take photographs finishing a roll of black and white film. Between the sessions you will be given fun tasks to get you photographing and using your camera, while thinking of your subjects in black and white. This course also includes an introduction to black and white printing, in terms of contact sheets and a basic enlargement producing a print. At the end of the course, you will be able to understand how your camera works and set it up according to your needs using manual controls and choosing a suitable film type, as well as process black and white film, and create contact sheets and a print.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic functions and controls of an analogue camera
  • Understand exposure and different film types
  • Process Black and White film safely
  • Produce a contact sheet in the darkroom
  • Produce a B and W print in the darkroom

Cost

  • Full fee
    £155
  • Concession fee
    £115
  • Class format and activities

    This is a hands-on practical course and will be delivered in our well-equipped B&W wet darkroom in Chelsea Centre. You will learn actively and will practice the demonstrated skills during the sessions with continuous support by the tutor.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The course is suitable for those who have a basic understanding of photography.

    What you need

    You will need to bring a black and white film that you will shoot in the first session. Preferably you will have your own SLR film camera, but if you do not you could borrow one of ours to use on the location photo shoot near the College. You will also need a small quantity of black and white paper

    What you can do next

    You can join the Black and White Darkroom workshop, or the Photography for Improvers course