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The students in this course are to learn the basics of 35mm camera operation. They will also learn black and white film processing and printing.
1.Light, Shadows, Lines, and Shapes
As photographers, we often look for interesting situations, places, and things that have the potential for making good photographs. Sometimes we see something that looks like something else, such as a cloud that looks like an animal, car, or face. Turn your skills of perception toward finding and photographing things that look like letters of the alphabet. Through this assignment students are encouraged to develop a keen eye which is able to recognize alphabets in the surroundings and in doing so learn the art of framing and composition.
These assignments help develop an understanding of how different ways of framing can affect both the emphasis and the meaning of the subject matter... The work should demonstrate how the frame, can be used to create compositions of shape, line, and pattern.
3. Photogram (in the darkroom)
This assignment is to help you learn how to make an image on photographic paper without the aid of a camera. The purpose of the assignment is also to familiarize students with the darkroom facilities and equipment. A photogram is a contact print made by placing something opaque or translucent on light-sensitive material. This blocks some of the light, resulting in a pattern or image on the photographic paper (light-sensitive material) when it is exposed to light and processed.
The Darkroom and the Rules to Follow ::.
Producing prints calls for wide-ranging handling of light sensitive photographic paper, and processing in developing trays, a darkroom is therefore essential. The three most basic central features it requires are: light-leak proof, plumbing and electricity supplies and adequate ventilation. The best way to check how effectively your room is blacked out is to stand in the room on a bright day, allowing five to ten minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. Slight beams of light will then be very evident and can be sealed over with black paper or tape. Try to organize your work area into clearly separated DRY (paper, enlarger, negatives, and power-supply) and WET (dishes, chemicals, hot and cold water) zones. This is essential to avoid wet finger marks and chemical stains on prints, negatives and equipment. Equally you must adopt the discipline of rinsing and drying your hands each time you change from a wet operation to a dry one.
http://www.jennifershaw.net/index.html ::. When I go walking with my camera, the act of seeing becomes a process of emotional intuition, and these pictures serve as evidence of the strange and wonderful things I find. Most of the work presented here was created in New Orleans, my adopted hometown. It is, in part, a document of a fascinating city. It is also a personal exploration of the world I inhabit and a search for the sublime.
http://www.nickbrandt.com/popup.html ::. "The photographs of Nick Brandt are both beautiful and haunting. They come upon you in a flush of abundance that is almost impossible to recover from.... You are about to enter a world of the imagination where all the animals are real, both fragile and full of grace."
http://www.romanloranc.com/photographs.html ::. Loranc shapes the photo from start to finish. He operates a 4x5 Linhof field camera, shoots the majority of his photographs with a 210mm Nikkor lens, using Kodak's classic Tri-X film, and hand prints his negatives on multigrade fiber paper. The innate drama of the landscapes is reproduced through a variable split-toning (sepia and selenium) technique. All the printing, spotting, and archival mounting are done by the photographer.
http://www.anitaandrzejewska.netlin.pl/fotografie.html ::. a n i t a a n d r z e j e w s k a f o t o g r a f i e / p h o t o g r a p h s
http://www.barnbaum.com/imagery.html ::. Bruce Barnbaum: His photography
expands upon the dynamics he finds in both nature and the works of man,
relating forces to the sweeping forms that dominate his vivid imagery.
http://www.josefhoflehner.com/portfolios.html ::. "Josef Hoflehner takes a landscape and turns it into art" - Elizabeth Roberts, Black & White Photography Magazine, UK
http://www.marioabbatepaolo.com/index.html ::. Mario Abbatepaolo was born in Polignano a Mare, Italy, a small town near Bari. His artistic background includes studies at the Istituto Statale d'Arte in Bari . There he specialized in design and fine art ceramics. In Italy, he also worked as a graphic designer. Later, in New York, he studied at the International Center of Photography.
http://www.billschwab.com/index.html ::. Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1959, Bill Schwab’s fascination with photography began at an early age. With a Kodak Brownie and a home darkroom kit received as a gift from his father, he taught himself to process film and contact print at age twelve.
http://www.f45.com/html/mainfram.html ::. Art is an expression of life that transcends both time and space. We must explore our own souls through art to give a new form and a new meaning to the nature of the world. Photography is my chosen medium to project my inner vision into the world, to state in aesthetic creation the deepest psychic and personal experiences of my being. The creation of a photograph is the unfolding of the personality, the deepening of the personal dimension of the soul. There is a certain point in time, where the harmony of light, atmosphere, and spirit collide, a place in the cosmos where the rhythm of nature unfolds in front of the camera. This can only happen once. I hope my fortuitous images bring to you the wonder I have seen.