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Back to Basics: Black and White Film Photography

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CSX Bridge, Sciotoville, Ohio taken with Nikon F2

Back to Basics:
B&W Film Photography
Event Canceled 

Objectives:

Compare the similarities of ASA and ISO
Experience the challenge of photography using a 35mm camera and a fixed lens
Learn how to figure out your exposure settings manually
Composition in the camera using a fixed lens (prime lens)
Observe how light and shadows can impact your image
Accentuate textures in your subject

Location:

The workshop will take place at Carter Caves State Park in Kentucky. We will hike the trails and search for images in the caves and along the streams. You will capture the beauty in black and white film.

Black and white film (36 exposures) will be provided to the participants. There are 4 – 35mm cameras available to borrow (possibly 5). If you have your own 35mm camera you are welcome to bring it and I will provide the film. We will be using a 50mm lens to take our photographs; if you are using your own camera please bring a similar lens.

Taking pictures with film gives you a background for digital photography. It will provide you with the basics to set your camera and increases your confidence in composing your images and setting the exposures. The same rules apply to depth of field, composition, and lighting. To help prepare you for the day, upon registration you will receive information on black and white film photography.

The class will take place over 2 separate days.

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Bridge at Carter Caves State Park in Kentucky taken with Nikon F2

Day 1: We will begin the day at 8:00a.m. meeting in the visitor center parking lot (directions and more details to follow once the date gets closer); from there we have a short session on shooting film. Instructions on how to use the cameras will be given prior to hiking out to the caves. Once your film is exposed, it will be collected and labeled. You may continue to hike and photograph the area using your digital camera after you have finished your roll of film. A picnic lunch will be provided.

Day 2: Will begin at 10:00a.m. at the studio of Pam DeCamp Photography in Wheelersburg, Ohio. During our follow-up session your images will be reviewed and critiqued. Suggestions on editing and printing will also be discussed. All participants will have the opportunity to print one or two of their images to take home (5×7 or 8×10). A light lunch will be provided.

What is Included:

Registration is $145 per person. You may choose one of the two options below.
OPTION A*:
You will be provided a roll of 35mm black and white film, film processing by a reputable lab, instruction on photographing with film, a camera to use (if you do not have your own, limit 4), a picnic lunch, water, and snacks.

OPTION B*:
You will be provided a roll of 35mm black and white film, you will process your own film, instruction on photographing with film, a camera to use (if you do not have your own, limit 4), a picnic lunch, water, and snacks.

To register please fill out contact form below.

You will receive your negatives, CD of medium resolution images, and your contact sheet. Under both options you will have the opportunity to print up to 2 images in a darkroom.

Plan for a fun day of shooting and a review of your images!

*Pam DeCamp Photography is not responsible for any loss or damage to the film or negatives that may occur in either option.

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