Photography in the Dark(room)

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Sessions Offered:

  • Session 1: June 28th - July 4th

Location: UConn Storrs Campus

Studio Fee: $40.00

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In the days of analog or wet photography, photographers worked in the dark. Now that everyone is a cell phone photographer and pictures float largely unnoticed beyond the online echo chamber of our friends, the magic of the darkroom is more mysterious than ever. Are you curious? Would you like to develop your own film and make your own black and white enlargements in the darkroom, then try out some high-end digital tools in the studio? If yes, this course is for you.

A photogram demonstration, where objects are placed directly onto photographic paper to make a picture without using a camera, will introduce the basics. Then we’ll load film into UConn cameras, expose it, develop it, and make prints. To finish our week, we'll spend some time in the studio working with strobes and making large digital prints.

Join us to learn more about the magic that lies in the darkroom where images develop out under the red luminescence of the safelight and the excitement of instant feedback when shooting tethered in the studio.

Cameras and supplies are provided; just bring your curiosity and a willingness to try new things.

For additional course information and a welcome message from the instructor follow this link: Enrolled Student Information

Faculty: Janet Pritchard, MFA, Professor of Art, University of Connecticut, School of Fine Arts

Selections from Janet Pritchard’s individual and collaborative photographic projects can be seen at the following websites:

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