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Photography, Digital, Film And Archiving

Photography, Digital, Film And Archiving

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Tim Marshall, Brendan Olley


This course will cover the contemporary and traditional aspects of photographic practice, introducing students to both new and old photographic techniques. The course will explore the darkroom, the film camera and primitive imagine making, moving onto introduction to the digital camera, editing programs and contemporary photographic practice. 

Throughout the course, the investigation into building a collection of images is required, archiving photographs in a number of ways, including looking at photo book culture and found images.  The course will be heavily project and critique lead, with elements of photographic theory and art debate encouraged throughout. There will also be a research element to the course that we ask students to look at throughout the 10 sessions. 

This is a good course for students to look at both traditional and modern uses of photography whilst developing a body of images in the context of archive, documentation and the art object. The course offers a large proportion of time to investigation into the process of photographic self discovery and the use of photography in its widest possible context. 

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Tim Marshall teaches photography on BA Graphic Design at Central Saint Martins.

Brendan Olley is a graduate from Central Saint Martins. Specialising in photography he has worked with a number of clients as varied as the BBC to the Fringe Arts Festival. He predominately works within the realm of portraiture within a studio based environment. Along side his editorial work Brendan also shoots larger documentary projects which can span over 1 - 2 years. He practices photography from his studio in East London whilst also maintaining a success platform website for young photographers were he currently helps over 300 emerging photographers.


There is no specific materials list for this course. Materials will be discussed on the first day of the course.

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