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Photography for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Weekend)

Photography for 16 to 18 Year Olds (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Rosemary Hudson


This two day intensive photography course is designed to give students an opportunity to learn the basics of photography and darkroom developing.

During the course you will use a traditional film camera in order to learn how to alter your camera settings according to light, speed and the different effects you want to create. If you do not have a 35mm camera you can borrow one from the college during your course. You will work to a brief set by the tutors that will enable you to practice all of the techniques that are covered during the weekend.

During the course, you will get the chance to use a dark room in order to develop their own film and images. The emphasis is on creating exciting, new images using dark, light and the chemical processes available through traditional photography.

Although you will not be using a digital camera on this course the techniques you learn around composition will be transferrable to all future photography. By understanding where general photographic terms like shutter speed, aperture size and ISO come from, you will be better informed about the settings you use on all cameras.

This course will cover:

  • Research
  • Camera handling and technical explanations of a 35mm film camera
  • Developing black and white film
  • Developing images using traditional chemicals and light in the darkroom
  • Group critique and presentation

This hands-on course is ideal for students that are that are interested in future study or simply improving their own photography – beginners are welcome.

Please note: This course is for students aged 16 to 18 years old only

Tutor Description

Rosemary Hudson is a multimedia artist who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2005. Photography has always been a key element of her work. As well as exhibiting internationally, she has worked for Magnum photographer Martin Parr and worked on assignments for charities and private clients. She continues to use film cameras as well as digital and works with scanned negatives.


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Notebook and pen
  • Your analogue camera, although the College has a limited number of 35mm film cameras that you may be able to borrow.
  • Please allow approximately £15 processing costs

Available dates