Undergraduate Course: Colour Darkroom Photography (intensive) (LLLA07125)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course provides an introduction to both camera handling skills and colour darkroom techniques and will cover camera operation, principles of exposure, film development and colour printing. In the darkrooms, students will learn how to enlarge colour negatives and how to correct and manipulate colour and exposure, to produce traditional c-type prints. The practical part of this course would be devoted to working with negatives in individual darkrooms to build up printing techniques. Students will also learn some colour knowledge which can be transferred to digital photography.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- On completion of this course through class hours, directed and independent study, students will be able to;
demonstrate an awareness of contemporary photography and a sound understanding of analogue photography methods needed to produce high quality, exhibition standard c-type colour prints.
show confidence and skill in experimenting with analogue film photographic processes including (35mm and medium format colour film, different film types, studio lighting), to create a range of ambitious and coherent photographs.
show an enhanced knowledge of colour darkroom printing skills in the presentation of both a resolved series of photographs.
Charlotte Cotton, The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Thames & Hudson, New York
Robin Gillanders, The photographic portrait: techniques, strategies and thoughts on making portraits with meaning, Devon: David & Charles
Susan Sontag, On Photography, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., Toronto
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Understand manual camera controls for 35mm SLR and medium format cameras, experiment with 2 different film types.
Appreciate photography within an art context - look at the work of fine art photographers who specialise in colour photography.
Experimentation with studio lighting for portraiture (including using an electronic flash).
Learn colour darkroom printing skills including; enlarging 35mm/120 film, colour balancing, printing with different paper types, and ¿dodging¿ and ¿burning¿ techniques in colour.
Demonstrate an ability to undertake research and reflective practice and apply these in the context of photography within visual culture.
Know how to window mount prints to an exhibition standard.
|Course organiser||Mr Robbie Bushe
|Course secretary||Ms Sherrey Landles
Tel: (0131 6)50 4400