Introduction to Black & White and the Darkroom

4 sessions, 2.5 hours per session

Course Description 

Explore the artistry of black and white photography with renowned fine-art photographer Mary-Ann Teo. This course delves into the essential elements of light, shadow, and composition, offering students a comprehensive understanding of the medium. Participants will have the opportunity to shoot with black and white film, and work in a darkroom at Objectifs. Gain insights into shooting techniques, basic darkroom skills, and the nuanced appreciation of black and white imagery.

Workshop Fee
$320 Workshop Fee + Materials & Darkroom use $60 (includes one roll of black & white film, paper and darkroom usage during class time)

Mary-Ann Teo

Next Dates

1. 17 Aug, Sat, 1pm to 3.30pm
2. 24 Aug, Sat, 1pm to 3.30pm
3. 31 Aug, Sat, 1pm to 3.30pm
4. 7 Sep, Sat, 1pm to 3.30pm

Course Overview

Session 1
Introduction to Black and White Photography
• Overview of historical and contemporary works
• Guided photo shoot
Session 2
Film Processing 
• Introduction to film processing
• Demonstration on film loading and film processing
• Hands-on practice and review
Session 3
Making Contact Prints
• Introduction to the enlarger and printing chemicals
• Demonstration on making a contact print
• Hands-on practice and review
Session 4
Making a Black & White Print 
• Demonstration on making an 8 x 10″ black and white print
• Hands-on practice and review

Participants will need to have a 35mm film SLR or point-and-shoot camera.

Please note:
This is a very hands-on workshop. Participants’ learning will be most effective if they are able to make all of the sessions. As the workshop is repeated several times a year, participants may wish to register for a future round if they already know they may miss several lessons during this period. Make-up lessons and refunds are not offered for sessions missed.

About the instructor
Mary-Ann Teo is photography and art theory lecturer who has taught at LASALLE and Nanyang Technological University.

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