B+W Basic Courses
If you have an old film camera; some black and white film you shot in 1997 (or 1971.., 1984…, 2012); some negatives handed down from a relative; a curiosity for the pace, craft and drama of making your own black and white images, or a nostalgia for the magic of the photographic process, this course could be the perfect introduction to taking, processing and printing your own high quality monochrome photographs.
Whether you’re into photographing gigs, making intimate portraits, documenting street life, architecture, nature; if you’re inspired by the documentary greats, young Turks, historical processes, fashion, pinhole, lomo and the rest…: learning about cameras, how to make great negatives, and how to print them well… these are the down-home fundamentals of photography. If you have a DSLR and work with Photoshop, you’ll be surprised by how you can outstrip digital black and white results with an 80 quid camera and a little patience in the darkroom.
It’s a whole old ball-game.
So here’s what we’re offering over the next few months:
One-Shot intro/refresher evening sessions 6-8pm:
Making negatives from Black and White film: 5th 19th June, 3rd July, 11th 25th September, 9th Oct, 13th November
Introduction to B+W printing in a darkroom: 10th 24th June, 8th July, 25th September, 30th October, 27th November
£20 pp including chemicals and paper
Weekend Full Analogue photography courses:
Including 1 roll of 35mm / 120 B+W film, all chemicals and paper. Covering camera function/exposure, developing film/ Making negatives, making contact sheets and beginner- intermediate black and white printing
30th November-1st December
£90 inc film, chemicals, paper and refreshments.
Friday Photo-Social/ Clinic 5.30 onwards..