Creative Darkroom Photography for Teens
Jul 10-14 | Mon-Fri 1-5pm
Level: Introductory; for teens ages 14–18
Prerequisites: None; students must have a 35mm SLR film camera
This workshop is for teens who want to learn how to shoot, develop and print film. Using PCNW’s great black and white darkrooms, students will learn the basics of operating a film camera: light meter readings, depth of field, composition and point of view. We will address some fundamental differences between film and digital cameras and how the photographer sees using both. Each day you will shoot a roll of black and white film, develop it, and make contact sheets and prints. Darkroom techniques include making photograms, solarization and printing with polycontrast filters. We will also make a pinhole camera and do some short exposure pinhole images throughout the week, using enlarging paper for the negative. Join us this summer to learn the classic art of shooting and printing with film. See how shooting film can make you a better photographer!
Instructor: Janet Neuhauser, MFA Photography, The Pratt Institute; BA, Classical Studies, University of Washington; BA Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College. A fine art photographer with over 20 years of teaching experience, Neuhauser has taught everything from traditional black and white printing to digital imaging to a diverse range of students—she is currently the photography teacher at Brainbridge High School. After developing a successful career as a freelance editorial photographer in New York City, she began teaching at the International Center of Photography and discovered her love for the art and craft of teaching photography. Since then, she has led intensive workshops at community-based arts organizations and taught high school and college-level courses across the country. Neuhauser maintains a studio in Seattle; her most recent solo exhibition, Red Hook Photographs, was held in Brooklyn, NY and featured a series of images taken in the Red Hook waterfront neighborhood over the span of ten years.