“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 look to for visual inspiration and technique. In addition to traditional negatives, students will have the opportunity to make their own non-traditional negative using transparencies.
*NOTE: The SAA has a limited number of film cameras which can be checked out on a first come, first served basis. Students provide their own film and paper. Darkroom chemistry is provided.
Materials will be discussed the first day of class and are not needed until the second class meeting
- One box of RC multigrade black and white photo paper, 8 x 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 https://www.huntsphotoandvideo.com/. There is one located in Cambridge and one near Kenmore Square.
B&H and K&M are also good resources-they are based in NYC but you can order from them online.
This class meets 10 Wednesdays starting February 22 from 8:00-10:30pm pm in the darkroom (W20-426) and is taught by Nicole Tariverdian.
February 22, 2017 - May 10, 2017