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Black & White Beginners Darkroom Evening - Tuesdays for 6 weeks

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Overview

09 February - 15 March 2016: Tuesday evenings.

A consistently popular course introducing everything you need to know to start shooting and printing b&w film.  Learn the whole process of photography over the course of 6 weeks, from exposure and composition to processing your film, printing up contact sheets and making enlargements. This course will equip you with the skills required to use a darkroom without assistance.

Use online booking or phone 0141 552 2151 to book a place.

Week 1 : 35mm SLR Camera

How the camera works.

Shutter/ shutter speeds and its associated effects.

Aperture and its effect on depth of field.

Setting correct exposure using the light meter in the camera.

Combining Aperture and shutter speeds.

Film ASA.

Loading Film.

Taking photographs, 36 exposure film.

Week 2 : Film processing

Introduction to film processing equipment.

Practising loading films onto spirals.

Introduction to process room.

Load films.

Process films.

Week 3: : Darkroom 

Introduction to darkroom / materials.

Darkroom etiquette and health&safety.

Making a contact sheet from your negatives.

Week 4 : Darkroom 

Making enlargements from negatives (10” x 8”).

Various printing techniques.

Weeks 5 + 6 : Recap and self-initiated working