Multi-Level Photography - a mixed-level class
Presented by Worcester Center for Crafts
September 11 - October 16, 2012
Whether you are new to photography or dusting off the cobwebs after a few years away from the film camera, this multi-level class is appropriate for individuals with any level of experience.
-Beginners will be guided on photographic principles, camera control and the use of the wet darkroom.
-Digital photographers will be challenged to "get it right in the camera", meaning fewer duplicate images and less work in the darkroom, wet or electronic.
-Advanced students will be challenged to gain greater understanding of subject matter and image content. The "Zone" system of exposure will be taught in detail, giving you greater control over your negatives and prints. Contrast control will be taught through the use of film development, filtration, and advanced darkroom techniques.
-Experienced photographers are encouraged to work on ongoing projects while learning about new processes and materials. Discussion of photographic problems or ideas will be encouraged.
Students will be encouraged to develop a personal vision while improving your craftsmanship and understanding of photographic composition, metering, and the importance of light. The instructor will structure presentations and demonstrations based upon student needs and input. If you have been away from the wet darkroom for a while, reconnect with others who share your interests and connection to the magic of seeing a print come to life in the developer tray. Interact with a group of individuals who share your passion and interest in photography. This learning culminates at the end of each session with a critique night when each individual's work is reviewed by the entire group in a convivial atmosphere. *No class November 23rd.
This class is held on the Worcester State University Campus, in the LRC Building Rm 122. Students will be given free parking.