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Black And White Film Photography Assignments.

Look for Contrast, Shape and Texture. The complimentary and opposing colours that bring a colour image to life are all decreased to black and white or shades of grey in a monochrome image and you have to look for tonal contrast to make a shot stand out. In colour photography, for example, your eye would right now be drawn to a red object on a green background, but in monochrome photography these two areas are likely to have the same brightness, so the image looks flat and dowdy straight from the camera. fortunately , it’s possible to work adjust the brightness of these two colours discretely to introduce some contrast. However, a great starting point is to look for scenes with tonal contrast. There are always exceptions, but as a general rule look for scenes that contain some powerful blacks and whites. This can be achieved by the light or by the brightness (or tone) of the objects in the scene as well as the exposure settings that you use. The brightness of the bark of a silver birch tree for example, could inject some contrast (and interest) in to a woodland scene. Setting the exposure for these brighter areas also makes the shadows darker, so the highlights stand out even more. Look for shapes, patterns and textures in a scene and move around to find the greatest composition.

Take Control. Although coloured filters could still be used to manipulate contrast when shooting digital black and white images, it’s more prominent to save this work until the processing stage. Until a few years ago Photoshop’s Channel Mixer was the favorite means of turning colour images monochrome, but now Adobe Camera Raw has more forceful tools (in the HSL/Grayscale tab) that allow you to adjust the brightness of eight individual colours that make up the image. It’s possible to adjust single of these colours to make it anything from white to black with the sliding control. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the whole image when adjusting a particular colour as subtle gradations should become unnatural looking. And adjusting the brightness of a red or pink shirt with the red sliding control, for instance , will have an impact on the model’s skin, especially the lips. The Levels and Curves controls can also be used to manipulate tonal range and contrast, but the HSL/Grayscale controls allow you to create segregation between objects of the same brightness but with different colours.

Try Long Exposure. Long exposure shots could work really well in monochrome photography, especially where there’s moving water or clouds. During the exposure the highlights of the water, for example, are recorded across a wider area than they would with a short exposure and this may help enhance tonal contrast. The blurring of the movement also adds textural contrast with any solid objects in the frame. If required , use a neutral density filter such as Lee Filters’ Big Stopper or Little Stopper to decrease exposure and extend shutter speed (by 10 and 4 stops respectively). characteristically , when exposures extend beyond with reference to 1/60 sec a tripod is wanted to keep the camera still and avoid blurring. It’s also advisable to use a remote release and mirror lock-up to minimise vibration and produce super-sharp images.

Use Filters. Graduated neutral density (AKA ND grad) and polarizing filters are purely as advantageous in monochrome photography as they are in colour. In fact, because they manipulate image contrast they are arguably more advantageous . An ND grad is cooperative when you require to retain detail in a bright sky while a polarizing filter could be used to decrease reflections and boost contrast. Alternatively, make of,find taking two or more shots with varied exposures to create a high dynamic range (HDR) composite. Don’t be afraid to use a ND grad with a standard neural density filter if the sky is brighter than the foreground in a long exposure shot. Coloured filters, which are an essential tool for monochrome film photographers, could also be useful for manipulating contrast in digital images. They work by darkening objects of their opposite colour while lightening objects of their own. An orange filter, for example, will darken the blue of the sky while a green one will lighten foliage.

Dodge and Burn. Dodging and burning is a method that comes from the traditional darkroom and is usually used to burn in or darken highlights and hold back (brighten) shadows. Photoshop’s Dodge and Burn tools allow a level of control that film photographers should only ambition of because you could target the highlights, shadows or mid-tones with both. This means that you could use the Burn tool to darken highlights when they are too bright, or the Dodge tool to perk up them to increase local contrast. It’s a great street of sharing a sense of better sharpness and enhancing texture. Plus, because you may set the opacity of the tools, you can build up his effect gradually so the impact is crafty and there are no hard edges.

Shoot RAW + JPEG. The greatest monochrome conversions are stumbled on by editing raw files which have the full colour information, but if you shoot raw and JPEG files simultaneously and set the camera to its monochrome photograph Style/Picture Control/Film Simulation mode you get an indication of how the image will look in black and white. As most photographers struggle to visualise a scene in black and white, these monochrome modes are an invaluable tool that will help with composition and scene assessment. most cameras are also capable of producing decent in-camera monochrome images these days and it’s worth experimenting with image parameters (usually contrast, sharpness, filter effects and toning) to find a look that you like. Because compact thoroughfare cameras and compact cameras show the scene seen by the sensor with camera settings applied, users of these cameras are able to preview the monochrome image in the electronic viewfinder or on rear screen before taking the shot. DSLR users can also do this if they kick in her camera’s live perceive avenue , but the usually slower responses mean that numerous will find it preferable or check the image on the screen post-capture.

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I was just wondering if any of you fabulous people were working on any photographic projects using black and white film. If so I’d really love to see and hear about them.I’ve been working on a black and white film 365 for the past few months and have been keeping up with it (bar a few hiccups). Although it’s not always easy, I have been really enjoying the discipline of taking a couple of shots every day.So let’s see what you’ve got.[Warning: some of these may or may not get featured on the blog. If you don’t wish your project to be featured then please mention this in your post] 9:19AM, 3 November 2011 PDT (permalink)

As part of the assignment, a professional photographer, Tsar Fodorosky, will be visiting our students three times: first to explain the project, about a month later to look at student work in progress, and for a final critique. This is a unique opportunity for advanced students to get real world feedback and help with their photography work. See Ms. Fodorosky’s work here: http://tsarphoto.com/

Well My projects are many. today it was paying my rent. 🙂 But you know me everyday I tend to try something different. Mixing developers to make the perfect developer has been my thing for the last few weeks. 82 months ago (permalink)

Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) Rich Klein Photography edited this topic 82 months ago. f6point3studio says:

Curious if any in the group are using two-bath developers. I use primarily Barr…

If selected, student work may be exhibited in at Framingham State University next year.

Partner up! Explore the museum with another student. Visit every exhibit and discuss as you go. Choose a partner you can work well with–remember, you are on assignment! 

Excludes outcome of print–more about each student trying to do the best work they can Focus on desire to improve, applying techniques, overcoming challenges, reshoot as needed Use class time effectively Try new things (ie painting with developer, solarization, different print sizes, image cropping, and so on) Open to suggestions from teacher and peers Meets deadlines and gets work in on time Pays attention to teacher’s comments (listening and learning shows up in the work) Attention to detail (doesn’t leave negatives out; uses darkroom notebook) Shoots more than just the assignments Tries to improve and grow as a photographer Prompt and prepared – good attendance

I’m planning to shoot at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC, at several points throughout the year. I went on Jan. 7, 2012, and hope to go back at least once every 3 months. I shot Rollei Retro 80S with my Rolleiflex, so I’ll probably stick to that film/camera combination for the sake of consistency. I’m looking for the challenge of spotting seasonal differences in a place with which I will become increasingly familiar. 80 months ago (permalink)

Demonstrates darkroom skills (dodging/burning; filter choice; focus; easel setup; clean negs) Makes choices about individual style or related to what you are trying to express with the print Develops strong negatives (good values and density) Negatives and prints show originality; effort in terms of finding subjects and locations Negatives and prints show variety Shows a distinct point of view; has a story to tell Note: while art is subjective, we agree that all work should be of high quality according to the above criteria

For more information and student work samples: http://www.workingassumptions.org/

As you go through the exhibits, take images with your phone of your favorite pieces of art–pieces you would like to discuss/critique/analyze. You need to choose at least six pieces from at least four different exhibits.

 At least two must be photographs. Don’t forget to write down or take a picture of the  title, artist and date.   Create a google doc which you will share with your Mr. Gooder. For each piece, write one paragraph.

Write about why you were drawn to the work. Why does this work inspire or impress you? Is it what it depicts? The emotion it conveys? It’s subtlety or boldness? It’s history? It’s craftsmanship or use of materials?   Include your image of the work with your paragraph.

  Share your review with your teacher by class time on Monday, December 14th. 

I’m still shooting the 365, even if I haven’t posted anything from it for a while. Hopefully I’m going to have some time to myself this evening and I shall be able to develop another roll. Originally posted 80 months ago. (permalink) BeccaG edited this topic 80 months ago.

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Tomorrow I start my Hamilton North End photo project. This is a hugely neglected area of the city of Hamilton, Ontario (Canada’s equivalent to Pittsburgh). It’s been photographed before so I don’t think I’m breaking new ground except for myself. Shooting 35. 71 months ago (permalink)

HAHAH! Capital of Canada … Nice! Anyway, that’s where I call home too, and agree.. It looks freakin’ awesome! Especially when making the trek over the Skyway! @Becca – Well, you just needed 10 rolls of film (+1 for the last 5).. 🙂 But I did see that.. cameras with issues, and the such.. Plus, mom time, and life in general… combined with a partaking of various beverages, and hoping not to suffer the next day 🙂 Just like RIAD… Repent.. repent! The end is nigh!! 🙂 71 months ago (permalink)

Hi Everyone, Holga Week 2015 runs from July 20-26 (next week!) I hope those …

I see this topic has rejuvenated itself. Personally, I need a topic and I find there are plenty out there to choose from. I’ve just finished my 2012 ‘River Severn Bridges’ project, and doing so has opened my eyes to other subjects. Some bridges are being re-visited as I’m not satisfied with the first shots, but I probably never will be!Being retired and I living in a beautiful part of the World, it’s easy to nip out into the hills and find some brilliant landscapes. I thought about a subject based on this but decided against it as it’s not challenging enough.So I’m still thinking about a 2013 project; I was considering doing something in colour, but that’s now been ruled out.I hope to see Becca’s ‘365’ project continue to it’s conclusion; I’m sure it’s very challenging. Good luck! 72 months ago (permalink)

What are key images that represent the most important people, places and things in your life? How can photography be used to preserve or remind us of memories? How does the way an image is shot and printed affect the tone, mood and meaning of that image? What power do photographic images have to tell a personal story? What is not visible in images? How do words–titles, captions and descriptions–enhance (or take away) from the meaning of a photographic image?

Right now it seems like my project is to figure out a good development time for HP5+ in Rodinal 1+50. Seems like 11 minutes is undercooking the negs a little! 82 months ago (permalink)

I am working an alphabet project, whereby I shoot in B&W letters isolated in the street 82 months ago (permalink)

Well, I would definitely like to feature these projects on the blog. I’d really like to start with Mike’s Kodak No.9, if that’s okay with Mike.Do you have anything to say about the project that I can quote on the blog? 82 months ago (permalink)

Thanks Garth! I have more images to upload from that series, as soon as I scan them in. It’s a great, and fun project! Just need to find more willing participants.. 82 months ago (permalink)

Directions: Write a paragraph (5 or more sentences) describing your work in each of the following categories. Please pay attention to each of the bullet points (although you don’t need to make a list). You should cite examples of your (ie which projects or images you excelled on, or specific lessons or experiences, in and out of class), and reflect on ways you can improve as you move forward (things you want to learn, pay more attention to, and so on). 

Hey, go for it Becca!Actually, as for saying anything about it.. Okay, lets see…It was definitely an eye opener. My wife worked there back in 2003 through to 2005, shortly before it started to pack up and close. In 2005, Kodak announced they would be closing the doors to Kodak Heights for good, as it was outsourcing the work over seas, and on the other side of the country. I believe it was a cost cutting measure, but sadly it also meant the loss of more then 800 jobs.In the late 70s, Kodak Heights employed nearly 5000 employees, and was one of the main chemical manufacturing plants in North America. Nahanni Whiskey, and he can attest to this, was one of the many that would drop off his Kodachrome films for processing at this very building. The Kodak #9 building was the office, and film processing facility, where as the outlying buildings, now nothing more then piles of gravel today, were the main chemical plants. They were also one of the main suppliers of B&W Photo paper, both Kodak, and even ILFORD branded paper. (My wife worked in the B&W Photo paper packing centre). It was quite the site to see late at night, the lights blazing, trucks entering and exiting at all hours. From flatbeds to tankers and other various delivery trucks. The day the plant closed, it was like the place had turned into a ghost town, for it was pretty much a town in its hayday! The lights were out, and the roads were and land was forever silenced. Like a blot in the city, where light once shone like a photographic beacon, it is now an eerie place to look at. The remaining #9 building, scheduled for future development and restored, is now a destination for firebugs (as it has been torched repeatedly), vandals, local graffiti artists, and Urban Archeological photographers, myself included. Like a skeleton sentinel, standing and watching over, silently, the lands that once were bustling. Now looking like a graveyard… overgrown with weeds, and pitted with holes, like open tombs, from the excavation of the old chemical tanks. The guard booth is now a burned and collapsed wreck.This adventure into the life of what once was a photographic giant, was both insightful and eye opening, and sadly depressing. As Kodak slips further and further down the spiral into the abyss of despair and desperation, selling their digital trademarks and patents, photographers new and old will feel the impact of this once Photographic giant, when it falls. Now grasping at straws to stay afloat, its barely on its knees as the Digital world spills the blood that Kodak failed to see seeping through its wounds. Unlike Chrysler and GMC, there will be no Government bail-out. As Corporate America is split asunder by the people, perhaps the CEO’s at the Emperor of Light Painting will get the hint, and be able to pull themselves out of the pit before it is too late.*Of course you can easily sum it up into a few words 🙂 Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) Blia100 edited this topic 82 months ago.

For 5 years now I have been documenting abandoned buildings on both B&W and color film (though mostly B&W) In fact, I only shoot abandoned buildings (and the occasional cat snapshot) so just take a peek at my sets which are organized by location and developing method. 82 months ago (permalink)

Post your most popular (b/w/ & and;film) picture in here! BLACK WHITE AND FIL…

I suppose the only real thing I could call a project would be my photos from work. I work in a Zoo and theres always plenty going on, so I try and keep a camera with me most of the time. It’s an on going thing that I can keep going on with as long as I still work there! A small portion can be seen in my Work Life set.www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157625331305580… 82 months ago (permalink)

Hey, guys, please help me out – I’m having a major brain fart. I’ve been using …

You will look at many images, but are required to write a review of three images of your choice, from three different books. Use your laptop while browsing books. A google doc has been provided to get you started on the Classroom post.

Explore books. Take several off the shelf that interest you. Feel free to share with friends in the class (recommend books to each other). Review the book and photographer. For each image: Take note of the photographer and book title.

Also, take note of the page number. What is happening in the image? What is the subject? What’s happening? Where are we? Where is the photographer in relation to the subject. What does the photo communicate to you? Meaning? Feeling? Mood? Is this the kind of photo you’d like to make? Or just appreciate? Describe.

Plan to share your favorite images with the class.

I went to Phuket, Thailand last october for a school B&W film folio assignment. I had to print and mount 20 images and submit them to my lecturers in to weeks. 82 months ago (permalink)

That’s 60 days published, there are still 4 rolls waiting to be developed. I managed August through to January. 71 months ago (permalink)

Posted on December 10, 2015December 21, 2015Categories Assignments: Advanced Photography, Uncategorized Making Memories

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Look at photography books in the classroom. You can look at any of the photography books. Find books that are compelling, share with classmates, or ask your teacher for recommendations based on genre (type of photos).

Explore a variety of photographers and image making techniques, based on student interest. Write a one paragraph review of each book with, highlighting one or more images that you found particularly compelling.

Share your google document with your teacher.

How can we apply our critical skills when looking at artwork to work in all media? How do different artists and cultures express themselves visually and through the materials and subjects available to them? How is art work curated (chosen and arranged), and how does this this affects how we ‘read’ artwork? 

For the past several years, on and off, I’ve been shooting tattooed women in black & white. A sample is below, but you can see many more here: www.f6point3studio.com/page21.html Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) f6point3studio edited this topic 82 months ago.

The museum website also features “Hotspots,” which educate visitors about the artworks’ history and context: link to “Hotspots”

I’m not sure I’d class this one as a formal project, but I’m trying to record the plants and buildings I see every day on my walk to the office, using different films and developers. Pretty much 90% of the pictures I’m taking fall into this category. 82 months ago (permalink)

^ Sounds like fun! But I don’t think Donna’ll do Nudes ;)Not that I haven’t tried… :p Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) Blia100 edited this topic 82 months ago.

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Stand development Q: What is it? A: it is the use of a highly dilute dev…

If one scans the color film it can than be converted (and manipulated) into BW. …

The H-Block Advanced Photography students have discussed what they feel is important to them in this class. They have agreed on three main ideas (listed below). Mr. Gooder agrees to evaluate this class according to these criteria. Students will first write a reflection and share it with their teacher, who will respond in writing.

A few weeks ago I did a photo essay about my dog.The subject matter may be a bit trivial but I wanted to get out of of a slump I was in photographically. www.flickr.com/photos/davedunne/sets/72157627907221760/

Posted on January 27, 2016November 7, 2017Categories Assignments: Advanced Photography, Assignments: Intro to Photography Advanced Photo Quarter 2 Reflection

Shoot 1-2 rolls of film.  Must be shot off campus (outside of school) Subject and location are up the the photographer, but the images should be visually compelling and use these four elements specifically: light, line, shadow and shape.

Experiment, look for bold or subtle examples around you. See the slideshow, which you can download at the bottom of this post, for examples.   make a contact sheet make at least five 5×7″ prints.

make one to two 8×10″ prints of your best image(s) (your teacher will help you choose what to print)

Yep I most likely will sell it also. 82 months ago (permalink)

Nope Kodak still makes it I just checked. U.S. and Canada it is sold 5 packs only. 82 months ago (permalink)

i did my first year B&W film & print school assignment in thailand last year. these images are scanned from my prints with my cheap multi purpose epson scanner. my wet prints are pretty average, much improvement needed. I scored 14/20 my two lecturers for my set of 15 images. I’m hoping to do better next time.

You got what, 60 days in? 🙂 heheh.. 72 months ago (permalink)

Due Friday April 8 by the end of class. Please share your reflection as a google doc, so Mr. Gooder can comment on it. 

I’m currently working on a “UNDER THE STREETLAMPS” series Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) Blia100 edited this topic 82 months ago.

Optional: The class decided that each student should have the option to suggest the letter grade they feel you deserve in each category. Mr. Gooder will assign his own letter grade and compare them. If they differ, he will split the difference. You may prefer Mr. Gooder to do the grading, and just work on the reflection (without assigning grades). 

^^^ If I can get some Kodak 400 CN in 120, oh hell yeah! 82 months ago (permalink)

Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) Dave Dunne edited this topic 82 months ago. Dito Nyc says:

This year my main project was a Series called “Women and Cameras” coupling models with vintage cameras, with prints done in either cyanotype or Van Dyke Brown.I have recently started a new project called “Broken” featuring people posing in a studio setting with broken objects.I am also about to start a series of Art nudes, done in a studio setting, using infrared film, and printed (hopefully) using the Lith print technique. 82 months ago (permalink)

Be exposed to terrific artwork from around the world Think about and discuss what we see Be inspired in our own work when we return to the classroom Enjoy a well-earned day together as a class to celebrate art

I’m sorry to disappoint, but I failed to complete. A loss of a relative and all my manual camera’s dying on me didn’t help my motivation. However, I do have 4 rolls to develop and add to it.However, I did get further than I have ever managed to before with a 365 project. Maybe the next attempt I’ll actually finish a 365. Originally posted 72 months ago. (permalink) BeccaG edited this topic 71 months ago.

Big Ideas In the United States, work and family life often overlap in many ways, both obvious and nuanced. There are all kinds of families and all kinds of work. Every family experience is different and valid.

There are no right or wrong answers. There is no “normal.” Photography and the written word can express and explain the various realities of work and family life and illuminate how they intersect.

Essential Questions How do work and family overlap in your life, especially for your parent(s)/guardian(s)? How can photographic images and text communicate the ways that family life and work life overlap?

In looking through some boxes of old darkroom stuff yesterday, I ran across the …

They look great, can I feature your project on the bwfp blog? Originally posted 79 months ago. (permalink) BeccaG edited this topic 79 months ago.

After about 50+ years of photography, I am in the process of digitizing thousands of film and print images, both BW and Color. Many are for family archives and others are business related (as weddings), and others are personal art. The print scanning is very fast and I’ve got this down to where I am not having to do to much adjustment in Photoshop. Film is more time consuming and often requires tonal adjustments and dust spotting.This is a photo using a 4×5″ print scan taken in the 1980’s of the front end of an REO Speedwagon. Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) todd frederick photo edited this topic 82 months ago.

I have an ongoing project to make photographs in the cafes of East London

The reflection itself is an assignment and will be due on Friday January 22 (our midterm block).

Directions: Write a paragraph in response to each of the following: Quality of Work, Effort, Participation and Improvement. Look at the bullet points below each category for specific ideas, but do not write a list–this should be more of a narrative, describing your thoughts about your work in this class so far.

Students in the B-Block Advanced Photography class have developed four main topics they’d like to explore in reflecting on their photography work in and out of class this quarter. The topics are below. 

I am spending my remaining days shooting film not moderating. Thanks.

I’m trying to get a mist project going. thinking I might have to get up early in the morning to make more progress…

I have two projects for 2012: 1) Seasonal Change Sunrises: Photograph the sunrise over Columbia, SC, USA from the Lake Murray Dam on the equinoxes and solstices 2) Photograph the full moons of 2012. I started this project after January’s Full Wolf Moon.I am using black & white film exclusively in 2012. 79 months ago (permalink)

What a great idea – very inspiring! 82 months ago (permalink)

‘ve been working on a project called “Abandoned America” using Kodak bw400cn. Now that that is no longer in production in 120 format I recently purchased Fuji Neopan Acros an i am going to give that a shot.

Posted on April 4, 2016April 4, 2016Categories Assignments: Advanced Photography Light, Shape, Shadow, Line & Text

Just had a quick look at all the places where I usually buy my film from and can only find it in 35mm.Back on topic, loving all the projects people. 82 months ago (permalink)

Two contact sheets (one for each roll) One image of each subject (you may choose your best shot)–so, at least seven images 8×10″ standard size for all images One 16×20″ print per student optional (if you haven’t printed one yet, you must print one for this assignment!) At least one lith print (choose one image to reprint using lith developer…so you have a normal black and white print, plus the lith print to compare) Bonnie, Shotgun Lounge by Alec Soth

Quality of work Your actual prints (contrast, dodging and burning, composition); Your negatives (good exposures and developing) quality of subject matter fulfilling the assignment Paying attention to the objective of the assignment (and taking it further) Right number of rolls of film, contact sheets and prints Having your work ready on time for the critique Effort actively taking photos how far did you go out how much effort or planning did you put into your photography do you shoot more than is required? perseverance if a print is hard you don’t give up if a roll of film is not developed correctly do you reshoot taking risks and your ambition creatively subject matter technically attitude during critiques (participation, support for other students, accepting other’s feedback) toward own photography, prints and process toward others at all times–in the classroom, and in the darkroom Participation on time to class Work throughout the block have a plan to work independently staying on task and using class time productively put in extra time when possible (during available blocks, after school, on weekends (shooting) Improvement creation of your own style; who am I as a photographer? improve technically better composition cleaner prints more confidence staying organized (includes keeping track of materials and taking notes)

I’m having an issue that is, frankly, driving me mad. Some, not all, of my imag…

OK I started as project. I have 400 feet of ORWO N74+ film and I am figuring it out in every developer I own. 79 months ago (permalink)

These are all exactly the things I was looking for/hoping for/expecting. Thank you all.I shall answer you all properly when I’m sober.Larry, paying rent is just part of the project called life, so that is good too. 82 months ago (permalink)

Each subject needs to be photographed two different ways (ie, up close and far away; different angles; different light). Remember, every choice you make as a photographer can add to the meaning of the subject in some way. Think about what you know about design from previous assignments.

Untitled © 2015 Desiree Bustos, WRKXFMLY Assignment, Walden Grove High School, Sahuarita, AZ

Tom, looks good!Larry – Bug George 🙂 I want some of that film, it looks fun! 79 months ago (permalink)

We are privileged to be able to participate in a national photography project, the “Showing (Work & Family)” Assignment.

Posted on January 11, 2016January 15, 2016Categories Assignments: Advanced Photography Photography Book Reviews

Keep at Becca. I attempted ‘a picture a day’ project some years ago, and gave up after three months. It gradually became more difficult finding subjects which I had not taken before. Well done so far and the very best of luck!My project is the same as it’s always been – to take the perfect picture, or even get near to it. I know it’s there all around, but I haven’t yet SEEN it. It may sound silly, but I am highly self-critical. If I do find it, it won’t be in colour and certainly not digital. 80 months ago (permalink)

I have a long running project doing pop photography – on stage – with film cameras and (ultra) wide angle lenses. 71 months ago (permalink)

these past nights ive been going out shooting NYC Street scenes on Trix 35mm (think abandoned streets,tripod usage)…and aside from that, in my other camera i have been shooting portraits on HP5, 35mm as well…those are 2 of my many projects,lol Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) Dito Nyc edited this topic 82 months ago.

Category: Assignments: Advanced Photography Showing project (WRKXFMLY)

Directions: Shoot two rolls of black and white film. You need to capture of the following seven subjects from your daily life…

I think it is Kaput Larry… Not that I care, I will use Ilford instead! :Dn/m – Checked the Kodak sitewww.kodak.com/global/en/professional/products/films/bw400…or right from the Kodak website on the same page, and shot on a Hassleblad.. Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) Blia100 edited this topic 82 months ago.

Paul If you are shooting it at 400 that may be the problem I rate HP5+ at 250-320 in Rodinal any dilution. So to get box speed add one minute make it an even dozen. 🙂 80 months ago (permalink)

My project at the moment is getting stuff in my life sorted out so I decided to photograph none of it. As for my photography well it is all my recent project. If I awake and want to go take pictures I will. If I do and don’t well that is my project but the best project I have had is getting ready to sell it all off but 3 cameras on ebay. 82 months ago (permalink)

People who matter the most to you (2 or more) Places that matter the most to you (2 or more) Things (objects) that matter the most to you (2 or more) A person, place or thing that will disappear for you in the next three years, or will never be the same (at least 1 image)

This is not so much a particular project, but an ongoing sub-hobby within my photographic exploits: 1940s vintage re-enactments.I got into this in 2009 with brand-new quality film and modern-ish cameras.Kodak BW400CN: Ilford HP5 Plus: I felt that modern film is ‘too good’ – low grain and very high sharpness. Then I discovered period-correct vintage cameras and started to knock the focus out a bit.Ilford FP4 Plus Then I decided to use uncoated glass and old-school film – brand-new today you can buy Kodak Tri-X , Fomapan and what I use – Adox CHS.Adox CHS 100 Art: My Rolleiflex was made in 1938, yet people forget how good the German optics were for the time. Put some effort into nailing your focus accurately and you can come up with: It has to be said that nailing a composition with nobody in the frame dressed in modern attire is a challenge in itself, but part of the fun!edited for spelling corrections Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) GarthMaul edited this topic 82 months ago.

What design elements make a photographic image compelling? How can one design an image specifically for a black and white medium? In the photographic darkroom, which negatives make the best fine prints? What are their specific qualities?

, your alphabet project is a terrific idea — I may do that and put together a picture book for my grandson. 🙂 82 months ago (permalink)

Just found this page – it lists how to make the old Perfection XR-1 developer. …

Man, why can’t I find it? I will have to send an EMAIL to my local supplier and find out HM per 5 pack…I’d like to try it! My Kodak project was a great success, I think… In case anyone is interested in seeing it.. (those that have visited, thank you! 82 months ago (permalink)

Mr. Gooder and Mr. Cataldo will post select work (and what you write about it) here weekly: CCHS Showing Photoblog. Check it to see your work and the work of your fellow photographers! Hopefully, friends, family, teachers and other members of our school community will check it often as your work evolves. Remember, your black and while film based work can be scanned and uploaded too!

Photographic Projects? Hell, yes! I’m condensing all of my computer repair stuff, ditching a lot, and setting up my b/w darkroom again, in the same room. BIG project! Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) jpr_me edited this topic 82 months ago.

Well, I’ve started a new project called “What’s For Dinner..” Which is here I am photographing meals that i am preparing, whether it is a small meal, like bacon and eggs, or a larger more extravagent meal… like Salmon Steaks with baked potatoes, roast beef & mash, or whatever else I fancy :)Err, of course, it’s not just Dinner, but it’s what I’m calling my project :)And this is photo #1 from the project.. Originally posted 72 months ago. (permalink) Blia100 edited this topic 72 months ago.

Check out the museum before we go: Harvard Art Museum website (Photography students should go to “Collections” and type in “Photography”)

Posted on March 21, 2017April 4, 2017Categories Assignments: Advanced Photography, Uncategorized Q3 Advanced Photo Reflection

Here is a good article on the “new” museum, with a slideshow of images: New York Times Harvard Art Museum

Posted on January 4, 2016January 25, 2017Categories Assignments: Advanced Photography, Assignments: Intro to Photography Assignment: Harvard Art Museum

Well having been born in the capital of Canada (Toronto), this will be quite the adventure. I love the steel mills at night… looks like Bladerunner. 71 months ago (permalink)

This may be the wrong group to post this in, but thought I would try it anyway, …

Demonstrates good darkroom étiquette: washing trays pushing prints into chemistry moving prints along cleaning up your enlarger station / things organized into drawers cleaning up (ie drying prints) for the rest of class careful with the rotary door Watch the phones Helps other students through: Giving constructive feedback while working Participation in critique when work is done–pays attention, looks at work Insightful comments on other peoples work Respecting other points of view Helping to maintain a non-competitive atmosphere in class, or engages in healthy competition

The renovated Harvard Art Museums combines old and new–both in architecture and the work on display. The museum houses everything from Buddhas thousands of years old to new work by contemporary artists. 

“The Showing (work x family) story could not be complete without the perspectives of young people who live it. We developed WRKXFMLY, an original assignment for high school students formally studying photography, to bring their unique and important perspectives to Showing. In the assignment, students create pictures and write statements addressing the overlap of work and family in their own lives. We encourage students to consider broad definitions of “family” and “work.” Their photographs are then considered for inclusion alongside professional work in our traveling exhibition. We also offer opportunities for regional student exhibitions.”

I have two projects for 2012: 1) Shoot the sunrise over Columbia, SC from the Lake Murray Dam on the equinoxes (spring, and fall), and soltices (summer, winter). I thought of the project after I shot the first sunrise of 2012 over Columbia, SC from the dam. 2) Shoot the full moons of 2012. I missed the “Full Wolf Moon” in January since I thought of the project this past weekend.My New Year’s Resolution for 2012 is to shoot film exclusively in B&W. 80 months ago (permalink)

Speaking of my Kodak set..I have just one more set of images to take and add to this.I need to bring my Kodak Duaflex IV to the land that it was built on. Put a roll of Kodak Verichrome PAN through it, and maybe even shoot my only roll of Kodachrome film … Of course process as a B/W.. The plant that helped put out the K14 chemicals, and built such cameras as the Duaflex series, and Six-20 Jrs….it will be a fitting set of images to mark the end of a Photography Giant..It’ll almost represent the legacy coming Full Circle…. Originally posted 82 months ago. (permalink) Blia100 edited this topic 82 months ago.

Keep a journal for this projects (can be on your laptop). Write freely about each of your subjects (people, places and things). What do they mean to you? Why did they deserve to be preserved or remembered through photography?

Hamilton… The stink of Ontario 🙂 I wouldn’t say the equivalent to Pittsburgh. At least Pittsburgh has a decent football team :)I’ve been wanting to shoot the steel mills for ages. 71 months ago (permalink)

Hello everyone and thanks for having me here. I’m UK based photographer and arti…

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