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Introduction to Black & White Photography
Our Introduction to Black & White Photography is a four week intensive course. It takes place over four consecutive Tuesday evenings from 7.00pm - 9.30pm. The course is also run over four consecutive Saturday mornings from 11.30am - 2pm.
No. of Places
There are 6 places on each course.
2013 Course Start Dates listed here;
July 13th, 20th, 27th & August 3rd
11.30am - 2.00pm (places available)
July 16th, 23rd, 30th & August 6th
7.00pm - 9.30pm (places available)
€195 (Gallery of Photography Members - €175)
Is this course for me?
This course is ideal for everyone from absoloute beginners who don't quite know what those knobs and numbers do, to those who would like to learn how to process film and make their own prints. This course introduces you to your manual camera controls, choosing the right film, getting the correct exposures, enlarging lenses and accessories, film processing, good darkroom practices and printing your own prints
What does this course entail?
Introduction to Black & White Photography will teach you about camera functions, choosing the correct type and speed of film, shutter speeds, and working under differing lighting conditions. The course will introduce you to the basics of film processing and printing techniques.
Each participant shares an enlarger with one other person. This ensures that you get plenty of hands-on experience while also giving you the opportunity to learn from your fellow students.
What do you need to bring?
A camera: To get the most from this course we would advise that you will need access to a camera. If you have a camera, please bring it (ideally a fully manual 35mm SLR camera). If you don't yet own one and would like advice on what to get, your course tutor will be happy to advise you. Please note: we do not provide cameras for course participants.
Film: In order to get off to a flying start, we recommend that you bring an exposed (i.e. used) film of traditional black and white 35mm film, shot on even the most basic point and shoot camera. Please ask our helpful staff when you book your course place for advice on which film type to purchase. Notes and guidelines will be available for you, but you may find it useful to bring a pen and notebook.
What do we supply?
The Gallery will supply all chemicals, enlargers, enlarging lens and photographic paper for the first weeks of the course. As you begin to experiment with printing you may want to purchase different types of paper.
Where does the course take place?
This course is held in the Gallery of Photography suite of darkrooms, which are located in the basement of our building in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2. Our darkroom facilities include; film processing room, Black & White and Colour darkrooms catering for all formats from 35mm to 5"x4". The darkrooms, available to Gallery of Photography members for hire, are communal facilities offered at non-commercial, subsidised rates.
How do I book a place?
In order to secure a place we advise that you book well in advance as places are heavily oversubscribed. You may book by calling into the Gallery in person, or by telephone. We regret that we cannot accept bookings by email - please telephone to check availability of places.
Terms and Conditions:
Places are booked only on receipt of full course fee which is non refundable.
The Gallery reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course if necessary. The Gallery does not accept responsibility for injury to individuals or any loss or damages to property or personal possessions. This does not affect your statutory rights.