Beginners Photography

The photography course is for beginners who seek an introduction to both camera handling skills and black-and-white darkroom techniques, whether for personal enjoyment or for studying photography in the future. Topics covered include:camera operation principles of exposure film development, printing and picture content...

Taught by: Bill Blanco.

Description

The photography course is for beginners who seek an introduction to both camera handling skills and black-and-white darkroom techniques, whether for personal enjoyment or for studying photography in the future.

Topics covered include:

  • camera operation
  • principles of exposure
  • film development,
  • printing and picture content. 

Assignments and lectures on historical and contemporary artwork will explore the technical and aesthetic possibilities of photography

While digital cameras will be discussed, the practical part of this course will be devoted to working with your negatives in the darkroom to build printing techniques.

By the end of the course you will have a pile of photographs, lots of mistakes and experiments, and a keen eye with which to continue your practice.

Entry requirements: None

Level: Beginners

Please note: This is not a digital photography course and it only focusses on 35mm film photography.




Tutor information

Bill Blanco is an experienced tutor in the photography department at Central Saint Martins.

Materials

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • 35mm film camera

EITHER

  • Fully Manual with a separate light meter
  • Semi-Automatic (light meter incorporated)
  • OR Automatic with a manual setting
  • The instruction manual if possible, (this is strongly recommended for the latest types)
  • The college has several SLR cameras you may also use, but you are advised to bring your own. You may also want to wait for the first session when your tutor will give you advice on what to buy.

Black and White film such as:

  • Ilford
  • HP5Delta 400
  • Kodak TRI-X
  • T-Max 400
  • Agfa Pan APX 400
  • Fuji Neopan 400.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
13/01/2017 - 17/03/2017Fridays18:30 - 21:0010 Weeks£580Available Granary Sq. - N1C Add to Basket