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B&W Beginners Intro to SLR Shooting & Film Developing


B&W Beginners Intro to SLR Shooting & Film Developing
Saturday 25th May 2024
10:30 - 5:00pm
£90 / £75 concession

Tutor: Tiu Makkonen

Designed for absolute beginners, or for people wanting a thorough refresher, this one day course will take you through the manual settings of a film SLR camera, giving you complete control over exposure and an understanding of how aperture and shutter speed can be used to pre-visualise your photographs with creative effect.  It also covers how to load, shoot and hand process a B&W 35mm film. The perfect start for your analogue photography journey!

You can use your own 35mm SLR camera on this course, if you require loan of a camera please get in touch and we can provide one for the day.

A roll of film and chemistry will be provided.

Course contents:

· 35mm SLR Camera - how the camera works.

· Shutter - shutter speeds and their associated effects.

· Aperture -  its effect on depth of field and image style.

· Setting correct exposure using the light meter in the camera.

· Working with aperture and shutter speeds to achieve creative control over your photographs.

· Film ISO, different types of film sensitivity explained and loading film.

· Taking photographs in the local area on a 36 exposure film. Including some techniques to improve your composition.

· Introduction to film processing equipment and to process the room.

· Introduction to how to load & process films.

Tiu Makkonen is a fine art and freelance photographer originally from Finland who has been living and working in Scotland for over a decade. Tiu has exhibited her work in both group and solo shows and currently works as the Facility Assistant at Street Level Photoworks. More info here

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