Length: One year/one credit
Students will learn the basics of black and white analog photography using traditional darkroom processes. Students will learn how to improve their photographic shooting skills through the application of composition guidelines and the proper use of light. Additionally, students will learn basic camera functions, and how to print black and white images using photographic paper, chemicals, filters as well as learn burning and dodging techniques. During the latter half of the year, students will explore the use of digital cameras and work independently to gain hands-on experience with basic digital editing techniques using image-editing software. Access to a personal 35mm SLR film camera would greatly improve students’ ability to take photos 24/7. A limited number of 35mm SLR cameras will be available for use during the class period and for occasional overnight check out.