Intro to Black and White Class

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Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:19 pm

Intro to Photography
Black and White Darkroom
Maximum students- 8
first come first serve sign up via darkroom@theforest.org.uk

Objective


To offer an introductory class in black and white photography over the course of eight weeks, with an exhibition of student work at the end of the course. By the end of the class students should be comfortable using a 35mm camera, loading, exposing and processing black and white film, handling chemistry, using an enlarger and controlling the exposure and contrast of their prints. Successful work will require out of workshop time to take pictures and make prints. Classes will be spent covering the aforementioned information in addition to a brief history of the medium, having group critiques and preparing work for an exhibition.

Timeline

Week 1: Introduction to the darkroom: safety, materials and chemistry, using a 35mm
Camera.
Week 2: Processing Film
Week 3: Introduction to the enlargers; photograms and contact sheets. Overview of establish
photographers
Week 4: Using the Enlarger; Printing, Individual Meetings throughout the class after
Demonstration
Week 5: Critique, looking at work of establishes photographers
Week 6: Work Day; troubleshooting, enlarging continued
Week 7: Work Day. Group discussion concerning exhibition, and methods of presentation
Week 8: In Class Printing time/help. Curate exhibition as a group

* Assignments will be given each class, and students are expected to shoot at least one roll of film a week, more is strongly encouraged

Materials Required (Provided by Students)
Camera: 35mm SLR (preferred), however we will work within limitations or alternative cameras/formats
Film: Ilford HP5 is strongly recommended; and will be made available to purchase off of a bulk roll if interest is expressed a minimum of one week prior to the beginning of the course. Students will need at least 8 rolls of film.
Paper: Ilford MGIV VC FB 8x10 in 100 sheet is recommended
Negative Preservers
Binder and Notebook
Towel

All film and paper process and developement chemistry will be provided.

Fees and Access
An induction will take place at the beginning, requiring a 15pound fee plus a current photo to be used with new forest darkroom id. This induction fee is required along with ID for anyone who wishes to use the forest darkroom regardless of whether they are participating in a course or not.

A lab fee of 30 pounds/ student will be required to cover the cost of chemistry and access. Each student will be granted priority for reserved weekly developing and printing slots of a maximum of 4 hours per week for the duration of the course at no additional charge.

The rate for darkroom access has been determined to be 3 pounds per 2 hour slot or 5 pounds per four hour slot and can be pre-reserved via the darkroom booking system online. Drop-ins for darkroom time will also be acceptable but will need to provide their valid forest darkroom id and full payment in cash before the beginning of a printing slot. The Id will be held in the cafe until the end of the slot.

Ideally all darkroom users will note their chemical usage down in the logbook which will be kept in the darkroom as a way for the darkroom facilitators/co-ordinators to better moderate usage, make sure there is enough chemistry available and adjust lab and induction fees to be more affordable.

The forest darkroom needs to have the "rent," utilities & chemicals covered, a surplus fund for new equipment and/or equipment repair in the future which would basically make the darkroom self-sustaining and flourish.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:02 am

We have a student capacity of 8 students max.
If you are interested in signing up for the course please post as a reply to this thred.
Your name, prefferred contact info, and are you an old or new member. Thanks!
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby iain » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:12 pm

When will this class be running?
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Tue Sep 28, 2010 1:15 pm

I'd like to get it started as soon as possible.

I would love to have feedback from people who are interested.
Best day of week/time

the more people in the class, the more fun. But I won't start unless there are a minimum of 3 people.

feedback WELCOME!!!
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby Huw » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:37 pm

I'm quite interested in taking part, but I'm only available after 18:30.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby swithun » Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:17 pm

Mondays would be good for me, but only from 7.45.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:18 am

so we have people interested in Mondays, after 7:30pm, and any day after 6:30?
I'm not sure if i stated a length for each class, which i was thinking world be anywhere from 2-4 hours a week, depending on how much we cover, ...
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby scoutwinter » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:05 am

i'm into it, but unfortunately can't do anything for a couple of weeks. bummer! it sounds great.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:33 am

scout winter-

hey, let me know when you're available in a few weeks. I want to include as many people as i can who are interested.

I have a lot of free time(non defined schedule)

I would really like to consider everyones wishes so as a group we can pick the best meeting/starting times.

and, there's a few more things i want to build/fix up in the darkroom over the next week. If that helps or makes you feel any better?
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby scoutwinter » Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:41 am

that's cool.
thanks
I am basically not free until the end of october though.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:03 pm

scoutwinter wrote:that's cool.
thanks
I am basically not free until the end of october though.



Well, keep checking back to the board.
I don't want to start the class until there is a min. Of three people, ideally there would be 6... so people can work in pairs.

I'll do my best to keep everyone updated!
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby iain » Thu Sep 30, 2010 1:56 pm

I am keen but won't be done with exams and desperately filling head with associated nonsense til halfway through October. Also need to find a film camera again, tried putting memory card & paper into developing solution but it makes some kind of soup? not the tasty kind, needless to say.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Thu Sep 30, 2010 2:00 pm

hehe souunds like it would be interesting soup

I think maybe holding off till the end of Oct might work for a number of you.

there are a bunch of places to get cheap film cameras, car boots, the thrift and bethany shops, or if you're looking for something a little bit more versatility/ control i recomend cameraatics on Morningside road...

they seem to have loads of stuff.

there's also a nice man down by haymarket who's got a good number of analogue cameras at reasonable prices, can't remember the name of the store. Ill repost

Also check ebay. Can get very decent SLR film cameras for such a small amount of dough.

if you see something you like but aren't sure about it, i can also take a look and let you know if i think it's a good deal or whatever
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:06 pm

hi guys!


So we're thinking of starting the class Tues November 2nd. in the evening.
we've lowered the course lab fee, and had to adjust the induction fee... (sorry we're still working everything out)

Could i get a show of hands of people who think they'll come and do this?
I believe this was the best time for everyone who expressed interest in the course.
Who needs inductions.... ??

Lara and I will have inductions for new members before the class.


So the induction fees are now 25 pounds

time can be rented (all chemistry supplied by forest darkroom) at 4 pounds per 2 hours or 6 pounds for 4hours

the intro to black and white course lab fee will be 15 pounds per person.

I believe this is the final settling price.... i hope so.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby iain » Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:23 am

Is it just me? I barely resemble a person, let alone a whole class :P

I guess I need an induction. Plus film and paper and things. But not a camera (I have that! mostly)
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby swithun » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:12 pm

I hope the class goes ahead, but I can only do Mondays.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Tue Oct 26, 2010 4:27 pm

I can do mondays if everyone else can.

I won't run the class with less than 3 people...

so... if monday evenings work for both of you and we can find a 3rd that would be radical.

the class times may vary, anywhere from 2-4 hours (if we have a crit, or in-class worktime....) , so keep that in mind while checking your plans.

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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:36 pm

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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby swithun » Thu Oct 28, 2010 9:07 pm

Nice poster.

Mondays FTW.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby iain » Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:39 pm

Is this happening tonight or are we still waiting for more hip and happening folks?
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:23 pm

Hey guys


This is Def. happening. Tuesday night (nov. 9?) 6:30 pm
meet downstairs by darkroom

If you need an induction meet us down there at 6pm with fees and a picture for your ID

I have frizzy red hair and lara's got bleach blond with a little bit of black and red in it.
can't miss us.

apologies to anyone who can't make it that night. Monday are bad, there's a lecture at Stills we go to.
Sorry.

if you're still interested we can likely work something out.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Thu Nov 04, 2010 7:26 pm

ps, email address at top of thread is incorrect

I just noticed that

it is

Darkroom@theforest.org.uk

sry.
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby ChaoticReality » Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:27 pm

brittonie wrote:ps, email address at top of thread is incorrect

I just noticed that

it is

Darkroom@theforest.org.uk

sry.



I fixed it for you :)
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Fri Nov 05, 2010 2:41 am

thanks mike
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Re: Intro to Black and White Class

Postby brittonie » Thu Nov 11, 2010 3:18 pm

Day Change.

As of right now. the class will be held Wed. evenings Starting at 6:30pm
the length of the class will vary depending on what we would like to cover.
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