Basic Film Photography
This course is an introduction to photographic imaging including history, evolution of the camera, and how to capture images on FILM. Students will explore the chemical developing process by making black and white prints in a photographic darkroom, and will learn how to scan negatives, edit images in Photoshop, print and mount photos.
This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of film photography. Four areas of instruction will be emphasized: How cameras work, how composition works, how exposure and lighting works, how to edit and print photographs in a photographic darkroom, as well as scanning and editing photos on the computer. Students will also learn how to mount photos for presentation.
Students will, generally, receive basic instruction, demonstration, and see samples of the desired outcomes, at the beginning of each period. They will shoot assignments off campus and outside class time, based on what they are learning. Perhaps the most useful part of classroom instruction will be reviewing student work for each photo assignment. They will see what makes a successful photo and what does not.
- UNIT 1: The Photography Timeline
- UNIT 2: The Photographic Process
- UNIT 3: The Camera & Film
- UNIT 4: Exposing Film
- UNIT 5: Developing Film
- UNIT 6: Shooting Techniques
- UNIT 7: Scanning & Editing
- UNIT 8: Printing & Enlarging
- UNIT 8: Finishing
At the end of this course, students will:
- Know how to use various features of the film camera to have creative control of your photographs.
- Be able to decide what type of lighting to use in a given situation to produce optimum results.
- See how photographic composition can make or break a photograph.
- Understand how to use the photographic process to make prints.
- Access to a film camera is essential! (MANUAL settings is required) *
- An SD Card and Card Reader
*The class has several film cameras that students may check out. But with the size of each photography class between 35 and 40 students, that is a very small number!
Subject to change depending on achievements. Check back often.