this class we approach photography as an expressive art form.
The class includes black and white silver photography and digital
photography. Technical skills, an eye for composition, original insight
and experience of great photographic works enable us to express
ourselves through photography, and make exceptional photographs. These
are some of the things you will learn:
skills and knowledge:
- Basic operation of the camera including
loading and unloading film,
control of exposure, focus and framing the shot.
processing including loading film tanks,
processing chemistry, drying and care
- Printing pictures including contact printing negatives,
operating the enlarger, using test strips to determine exposure and making the
work print, dodging and burning and, contrast filters.
- Displaying the
print including mounting and creating a photo montage.
- Capturing and uploading
- Montaging and manipulating digital images in Photoshop.
digital presentations, layouts and web pages (optional)
the shot including point of view, horizontal and vertical composition, foreground
background, spatial relationships, rule of thirds.
of exposure and light.
to texture and pattern.
- Create rhythm, balance, contrast and motion in composition.
of subject matter and thoughtful reflection on ways of portraying it.
of a focal point, a center of interest.
or presentation of an idea or feeling including drama, humor and irony.
experience of photographic works:
the technical, compositional and expressive aspects of photographs.
and discuss great historical and contemporary photographic examples.
you need to do:
adequate equipment and material:
- An operating 35 Millimeter
camera with fresh batteries. (no APS cameras).
- Photographic paper ($10.00
for a package of 20 8X10 sheets).
Shoot assignments carefully and on
- Plan ahead.
- Arrange time and place.
- Allow for variables like time of day and weather.
Make good use of lab facilities:
- Be present
and working the whole class.
- Take care of photographic lab and computer
- Clean up.
respond to photographic art:
- On-line responses.