Black & White Printing Photography( starts on 24 Apr 2006)

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Jan 3, 2005
HI all............

Despite the popularity of digital imaging, the traditional B/W printing remains popular with many photographers. This course shall bring the students to an exciting world of B/W printing where images will appear from the dark on the paper, in the darkroom. This hands-on approach course shall equip students with sufficient skills to start their journey in B/W printing. The course is a foundation course to the B/W Darkroom Technique course.
Duration : 4 weeks, 2 hours per session
Course Fee : S$150 (member), S$250 (non-member)
Language : English
Pre-requisite : Basic Photography Course
Instructor : Maria Sin

Fee inclusive of chemical and 5R paper for practical purpose (purchased by PSS)

Lesson 1:
-- Films (types and where to buy)
-- Filters (effects of filters)
-- How to set up a darkroom and equipment needed.
-- How to see B/W
• Highlight and shadow, Tones, Flat light, Mood
-- Briefing on projects
• Shadow, People/portrait, Backlight, Patterns, Reflections, Still Life

(project: over the weekend, students are required to go for a class shoot on their own at the Botanic garden. They will be given 6 objectives to shoot)
Students are required to purchase their own film processing tanks and 8R paper for assessment

Lesson 2:
-- Types of paper
-- Preparing the chemical
-- Setting up the equipment (timer and lens)
-- Making the test strip
-- Making the contact print

Lesson 3:
Using 5R paper
-- Print a photo
-- Dodging, Burning, Vignetting

Lesson 4:
Using 8R paper
-- Print a photo
-- Dodging, Burning, Vignetting

Upon completion of the course, students are required to submit a portfolio of 6 B/W prints from the project given to them. Certificates will be given to successful submissions.

For interested applicants, please drop us an e-mail to for registration.


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