Colour printing is becoming a lost art; with everyone turning to digital photography, most people aren’t making negatives anymore. On the Introduction to Colour Printing from Film short course, we'll introduce you to the wonders of the darkroom and teach you how to make prints from your own colour negatives.
This is a practical, hands-on introduction to colour printing, using our professional well-equipped colour darkrooms at The Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. You'll gain confidence and skill, through experimenting with colour analogue film. You'll be encouraged to use colour film to make new work and you may also like to print colour negatives from your own archives.
Participants will benefit from an appreciation of photography within the context of art. We'll look at the work of fine art photographers who specialise in colour photography. You'll also gain an understanding of colour, which can be transferred to digital photography. The approach to learning is creative and experimental, with plenty of individual support. These processes are taught through talks, demonstrations and workshops, and you will be expected to make work for specific assignments. We'll cover a variety of themes and you can use your own negatives to discover the pros and cons of using colour negative film. Individual practice will be developed through assignments and discussion.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
This course is taught by Heather McDonough.
This course is suitable for photographers who are confident with digital photography and who may have already had some experience with black and white photography, but are now ready to extend their photographic skills within a darkroom situation and want to continue to shoot with analogue cameras.
"Heather did an amazing job teaching the fundamentals of colour printing and was always available to help in every session during the course. I recommend this course to anyone interested in learning all about colour printing."
|Course dates||New dates coming soon!|
|Length||One evening a week for ten sessions|
|Day and time||Wednesday, 6.15pm to 8.30pm|
|Maximum class size||12|
A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
Due to the nature of the course, participants will be working on their own projects and will be advised on appropriate materials to purchase for their work. Participants will also need to bring their own colour negatives (35mm – 5x4).
Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.
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