Photography 211 C

Film Photography

  • 3 Units -
  • 2 hour lecture,
  • 4 hour lab

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Thinking in Shades of Grey
    1. Pre-visualization-seeing the picture in shades of grey
    2. Ten step tonal range and the Zone Scale
      1. step placement
  2. Exposure meters – a comparison
    1. Reading the scene
      1. reflected meters
      2. incident meters
      3. flash meters
      4. color meters
  3. Making the exposure –
    1. normal, over and under or plus and minus
      1. matching visualization and step placement
  4. Film processing
    1. Developer types and properties
      1. standard and compensating developers
      2. matching film to best developer
        1. normal, plus and minus processing
  5. Enlargers
    1. cold light vs. condenser vs. point source
      1. basic properties of light
      2. characteristics of each enlarger light source
      3. matching light source to desired texture and contrast range
  6. Print exposure
    1. basic exposure and test prints
      1. selcting paper grade or contrast filter
        1. dodging, burning in, and flashing
  7. Selecting the proper fiber base papers
    1. graded and variable contrast papers
      1. silver content
  8. Theory of two-solution developers
    1. contrast control with graded papers
      1. controlling highlights and shadows independently
  9. Theory of two-solution fixers
    1. archival qualities
    2. hardening vs. non-hardening fixers
  10. Washing
    1. hypo clearing agents and print toning
      1. selecting the proper toner and toning time
      2. archival washing
        1. minimum water flow rate and wash time
  11. Spotting
    1. using spot tone
    2. spotting pens
  12. Archival Mount Boards
    1. dry mounting and overmatting
    2. float mounting and framing
  13. Pioneers in Film Photography
    1. Strand, Adams, Weston, White, Caponigro, Cartier Bresson