Black & White Film, Master Class
Black & White Film, Master Class
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Instructor: Herb Nelson (Phone or text) 608-332-1728; (Email) email@example.com
Dates: Saturdays 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, Feb 24, tentatively Mar 17 or 24, Apr 28, May 26, Jun 23, and Jul 28, 2018. We will be flexible on monthly time & dates after the first meeting subject to all students being able to attend a time & date.
Location: PhotoMidwest, 700 Rayovac Dr., Suite 212, Madison WI. ADA accessible.
Free convenient parking in our adjacent parking lot.
Class size: minimum of 6 students, maximum of 12.
- A six-month-long master class which meets monthly for a three or four-hour class session.
- Subsequent class meetings to be determined by the class.
- Students are encouraged to contact the instructor outside of class with their questions, frustrations or concerns.
- Student input will determine class topics!
- Class time is supplemented with additional student darkroom time outside class meetings.
- Students will work independently in the PhotoMidwest darkroom. Darkroom time outside of class time can be reserved and paid for online by the student at $5/hr via the PhotoMidwest website Store.
- Provide students with more in-depth camera and darkroom experiences.
- Provide in-depth in-class critiques of their finished prints.
- Provide instruction on operation of 35mm SLR or rangefinder cameras.
- Provide instruction on operation of SLR or twin-lens 120mm roll film cameras.
- Provide instruction on operation of 4x5 or 5x7 view cameras.
- Provide instruction on fiber-based paper printing and processing for archival printing.
Students Experience Level:
- Completion of (Re)Discover B&W Film class.
- Or B&W Film, Beyond the Basics class.
- Or prior experience in a B&W film class.
- Basic knowledge of cameras functions.
- Students will be self-directed in their exploration of film based B&W Photography.
- Students determine what they want to learn in the class (camera formats, fiber paper, etc.).
- Students will decide on the subject matter they want to shoot for their photographs.
- Students will determine the photographic techniques they want to learn.
- Students will develop a portfolio of their work by the end of the class.
- The class will have a group show of their work in the PhotoMidwest Gallery.
- Students have access to their own film cameras.
- Students are encouraged to explore the use additional camera formats, e.g.
- Plastic Holga or Diana cameras
- 120 roll-film cameras, SLR or twin-lens reflex cameras
- 4x5 or 5x7 sheet-film view or field cameras, etc. (limited number available)
- Appropriate B&W film (35mm, 120mm roll film, or 4x5 or 5x7 sheet film).
- Appropriate B&W RC and B&W fiber, variable contrast, or graded photo papers.
- Miscellaneous supplies, e.g. negative sleeves, etc.
Month 1: Introduction, getting to know you.
Introductions and long-term general goals of the course.
Class introductions. Introduce yourself and describe your specific learning interests.
This class is work and students need to participate! -- To make the class interesting and useful, you need to really participate, including asking questions!
Share and critique previous work.
Months 2 - 6: General format.
Start of class: address questions/topics of the day (solicited by phone or email).
Topics to be announced in advance, e.g.
Operation of 35mm SLR and rangefinder cameras.
Operation of medium format SLR and twin-lens cameras.
Operation of 4x5 or 5x7 view cameras (rise/fall, swing, tilt, loading sheet film holders).
Fiber print processing demo.
Selenium toner demo.
Archival print washing demo.
120mm film processing demo.
4x5 and 5x7 film processing demo in small trays or a tank.
Middle of class: share and critique work
End of class: each person defines goals for next meeting -- what do they want to try?
Month 6: Wrap-Up.
Start of class: address questions/topics of the day (solicited by email)
Rest of class: share and critique work, decide on pieces for show, prep for show.
End of course: Master class show -- PMW invited.
Herb Nelson has a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was a faculty member in the College Transfer Art program at Madison College teaching fine art B&W film photography.
All student cancellations will incur a $10.00 processing fee, which will be deducted from any refund remitted. Cancellations more than thirty (30) days before the start of the first class session are refundable, less the above processing fee.
Cancellations at thirty (30) to fourteen (14) days before the start of the first class session will result in refunding half (50%) of the fees except for some classes where this is not feasible due to contractual arrangements with the instructor(s) and/or venue. Such exceptions will be noted in the listing of those classes.
Cancellations less than fourteen (14) days before the start of the first class session will result in the loss of all fees. You may arrange to have someone else fill your slot in the class but we must be notified of this substitution as soon as possible. PhotoMidwest will have no involvement in any transfer of funds related to such substitutions. If the slot in the class is not used, we will consider it as a donation to PhotoMidwest and as such, it may qualify as tax deductible.
In the rare case an entire class must be cancelled by PhotoMidwest, all students will receive a full refund. Partial cancellation of a single class session will typically be addressed via a rescheduled session, not a partial refund of fees.
By enrolling in this course, you consent to PhotoMidwest taking and publishing photographs of the course, which may include you, in its promotional materials to communicate what our classes, events, and/or facilities are like to potential members. To clarify, PhotoMidwest will never publish photographs YOU took without your specific written permission.