Whether you are interested in a future in photography or want to learn more for your own personal enjoyment, this programme will provide you with an introduction into photography, including camera handling skills and black-and-white darkroom techniques. Topics will include camera operation, principles of exposure, film development, printing and picture content. Assignments and lectures on historical and contemporary artwork will explore the technical and aesthetic possibilities of photography. While digital cameras will be discussed, the practical part of this course will be devoted to working with your negatives in the darkroom to build printing techniques. By the end of the course you will have a pile of photographs, lots of mistakes and experiments, and a keen eye with which to continue your practice.
Please note: This is not a digital course and only focuses on 35mm film photography.
This programme is designed to be accessible to a wide range of learners, from those wishing to explore a creative subject to those already working on a freelance basis, looking to up skill.
This course requires you to be a minimum of 18 years old, be eligible to study in the UK and have a good level of English.