Photography I: Black and White – Summer 2019

Photography I: Black and White – Summer 2019

Regular price $127.50
Gina White
DAY / TIME Tuesdays 6-9:30pm | June 25 - August 13, 2019
TUITION $825 + $25 Materials Fee | Payment & Refund Policy
LEVEL Foundation
PREREQS None; students must have a 35mm SLR Film Camera
CREDITS 3 – Fulfills Photography I: Black & Whtie requirement for Certificate Program


Photography I: Black & White is an introduction to traditional analog darkroom processes and manual camera operation. Students gain a basic understanding of black and white photography through exercises and assignments that emphasize fundamental camera and darkroom skills. The course introduces concepts of composition, emphasizes personal expression alongside technical development, and covers an introduction to history and philosophy of photography.

This course is designed for those who have little or no previous experience in photography and there is no prerequisite. Hands on demonstrations address darkroom procedures, film exposure and development, and basic printing techniques. During class there are lectures, slide shows, and print evaluations, as well as group darkroom time with opportunity for students to print with the instructor's supervision. Each week students are expected to make new photographs, develop their own film, and print photographs using the techniques discussed in class.


  • Students must have a 35mm SLR film camera; SLR stands for Single Lens Reflex
  • Students should expect to spend several hours per week on assignments for this course, which will require use of PCNW facilities; view our Rental Rates for details about additional fees.
  • The Materials Fee for the course includes your first roll of film, a few sheets of paper for demonstrations in the darkroom, and other costs associated with in-class use of the darkroom. Students will be required to purchase additional film and paper to complete assignments for the course.
  • Additional information about course expectations and required materials will be provided by the instructor at the start of the quarter.


Image © Mary Callahan, PCNW Certificate Program Graduate

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