FA17 Wednesday Intro to Black and White Analog Photography

“For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.”  -Henri Cartier-Bresson


Black and white analog photography is a fun and classic medium to work with.  During the semester students will learn the process of taking successful analog photographs (with a 35mm manual analog camera) and will learn how to use the SAA’s black and white darkroom. Different photographers will be looked to for visual inspiration and techniques.

*NOTE: Owning a camera is NOT a requirement of this class. However, the SAA camera supply is somewhat limited and is first come, first served (on the first day of class).


Materials will be discussed the first day of class and are not needed until the third class meeting, but will include:

  • One box of RC multigrade black and white photo paper, 8×10″ N finish (pearl)
  • Several rolls of film to start (HP5 or Kodax T-max or Tri-x)
  • A box or 3 ring binder to store negatives

Places to buy materials:

Hunt’s Photo and Video, there is one located in Cambridge and one near Kenmore Square. 

B&H and K&M are also good resources in NYC. You can order online.  


This class meets 10 Wednesdays starting September 20, 2017 from 8:00-10:30pm in the Darkroom (W20-426) and is taught by Nicole Tariverdian.

SAA, Intro to B&W Analog Photography. NEED CREDIT INFO.
SAA, Intro to B&W Analog Photography. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.
SAA Intro to B&W Analog Photography. Credit: Nicole Tariverdian.
  •  September 20, 2017 - December 16, 2017
     8:00 pm - 9:00 am
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