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This is a waitlist for Introduction to Darkroom Basics. The aim of the course is to provide participants with a basic foundation in darkroom techniques so that they feel confident to undertake their own film development and/or printing.

Aim

The aim of the course is to provide participants with a basic foundation in darkroom techniques so that they feel confident to undertake their own film development and/or printing.

Enrolment

To participate in the course:

  • You must register on the course enrolment system.
  • You should discuss any questions you have with the coordinator Shane Booth.
  • You should note that class sizes are limited to 4.

Course Structure

The full course will run for a total of two days over two consecutive weekends. It may, at times, be possible to run it on weekdays.

Day 1 will be Unit 1: The camera and the film

Day 2 will be Unit 2: Printing in the Darkroom

Equipment

It is assumed students doing ‘The Camera and the Film’ will have their own analogue camera. If you do not have a camera it should be possible to borrow one from the club camera resource. Please tell us if you need to borrow a camera.

All other equipment and consumables will be provided by the course.

Content

The design of the course is flexible enough to take account of the different levels of experience of participants, but what follows is the core content.

Unit 1 – The Camera and the Film

Session 1: 9.30am-12.30pm

  • Introduction to analog photography and to processing practice, Chemical Safety
  • The film camera and its operation
  • Shoot a roll of film
  • Film Loading Practice
  • LUNCH (at your own cost)

Session 2: 1.30pm-4.30pm

  • Unloading film into developing tank
  • Developing the film
  • Diagnose and discuss the resulting negatives
  • Processing film at home

Unit 2 – Printing In the Darkroom

Session 1: 9.30am-12.30pm

  • Introduction to analog photography and to darkroom practice, Chemical Safety
  • Making contact prints
  • Making a print from participant negatives
  • LUNCH (at your own cost)

Session 2: 1.30pm-4.30pm

  • Continuation of printing process:
  • Contrast control, dodging and burning
  • Information on the standard use of the club’s Darkroom.
When
April 4th, 2020 12:00 AM through February 28th, 2021 12:00 AM
Location
254-256 Ferrars St
South Melbourne, VIC 3205
Australia

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