* You Must have access to your own film Camera for the course. Cost should not be an issue because cameras as low as $10 new (even less sometimes), or used are possible for the class. Applying the effort to obtain a camera or remembering to obtain a camera is more likely the reason a student does not have a camera for the class, if that is the case that student is forewarned here that the course is based on effort to be successful. In an emergency, students who have proved to make an effort to obtain a camera and exhausted all possibilities could possibly be lent a loaner camera, if available, for a limited time. Read the page under the Photo 1 tab; FINDING YOUR 35MM FILM CAMERA.
Photography 1 Learning Black and White Film Photography will challenge the mind while expanding your creativity. The process of shooting and printing with film brings with it an unforgettable experience that will benefit any career path in the visual arts!
Examples of Student work from film prints, scanned for the web below:
If you look carefully at the photographs below you may see small tell-tale evidence that these are not digital photographs! Small imperfections like dirt and dust marks, fingerprints, scratches or chemical splotches of the beginner I believe add charm and authenticity to your prints, and although we work very hard to eliminate "mistakes," often add a one-of-a-kind value to each print!
You will find that working in black and white will help you become suddenly aware of the small subtleties of light, texture, line and form. Even photographers that work in color often shoot in or convert to monochrome to strengthen their composition skills.