Photography and the Darkroom (CAEL2042)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit of study introduces the principles of black and white photography via the 35mm camera and the darkroom. You explore alternative documentary photography strategies by challenging the role of the camera to simply observe and capture. You experiment with the genres of reportage, street photography and conventional documentary practices, and are encouraged to take an interventionist approach to the urban environment. You are introduced to the 35 mm manual SLR camera, black and white film processing, dark room printing, film exposure and photographic print enlargement.
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1x3-hour studio class/week
technique task (20%) and concept task (30%) and self-directed major project (50%)
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