Shape, contrast, tone, texture, light, and shadow. When you master shooting images with film in black and white, you master these fundamentals of photography and gain a better understanding of color and digital photography. This hands-on course combines conceptual information with technical skills. Through demonstrations, photo shoots, lab time, and critiques, students learn how to compose an image and shoot in natural light as well as develop a vocabulary for “reading” and evaluating images. Topics include the 35 mm format, lenses, aperture, light meters, ISO, depth of field, and shutter speeds.
Students may use a film camera (35mm), digital camera (SLR), or Polaroid camera.