Darkroom Photography (Ages 12-14)
Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography. We'll take photo field trips and use the darkroom to print our photographs. Ages 9-11 will use pinhole cameras and learn to create photograms. For ages 12-14, lessons include camera operation, composition, lighting, subject matter, and other principles. 12 to 14-year-old students may bring their own manual, 35mm camera to class, or borrow one of ours. Students must also have permission to go on walking field trips around the neighborhood.
- This class takes walks around the neighborhood, so dress appropriately. Students may bring their own 35mm camera film camera, or borrow one of ours.
This is an On-site course. Students must follow current CDC + VDH guidance outlined on our website: visarts.org
About the Instructor
I am a photographer and educator, focusing in historic photographic processes. I work with medium and large format film, as well as create negatives using the wet-plate collodion process. Frequently, I can be found setting up my mobile darkroom along bucolic back roads and hazy riverbeds, working with my hands and light to capture a disappearing reality. As an artist, my work is greatly influenced by the land I come from, a place of impenetrable growth and dark tunnels of kudzu. I use historic photographic processes to capture contemporary subjects and I have a portrait studio here in Richmond where I enjoy collaborating and creating with members of our community.
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