PCNW Classes

Photography I: Black and White (Section 2)

Thu 1-4pm | Mar 30 - Jun 1

Instructor: Gina White
Thursday 1-4pm | March 30 - June 1, 2017

Level: Foundation
Prerequisites: None. Students are required to have, or have access to, a 35mm SLR Camera for this class.
Credits: 3 - fulfills Photo I: B&W requirement for Certificate Program


Photography I: Black & White is an introduction to traditional analog darkroom processes and manual camera operation. Students gain a basic understanding of black and white photography through exercises and assignments that emphasize fundamental camera and darkroom skills.

The course introduces concepts of composition, emphasizes personal expression alongside technical development, and covers an introduction to history and philosophy of photography. This course is designed for those who have little or no previous experience in photography and there is no prerequisite. Hands on demonstrations address darkroom procedures, film exposure and development, and basic printing techniques. During class there are lectures, slide shows, and print evaluations, as well as group darkroom time with opportunity for students to print with the instructor’s supervision. Each week students are expected to make new photographs, develop their own film, and print photographs using the techniques discussed in class.

Students are required to have, or have access to, a 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Camera for this class and will be expected to purchase materials such as film and paper for darkroom printing. Students should be prepared to spend a minimum of 10-15 hours a week on assignments for this course, including use of PCNW’s darkroom for processing and printing.

Rental fees (not included in tuition) are charged for use of the PCNW darkroom to complete assignments outside of class; a list of rental rates for students is available on the Hours/Rates page.

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