Perfecting Black and White Exposure and Development - 4253
Description: This course will start by setting out the procedures necessary for making perfect exposures for in-camera silver negatives. Specifically we will explore the unique properties of developing negatives within a soft working, commercially available developer, i.e., Kodak HC110: Solution 'B'.
Secondly, the new negatives will be printed within a mixture of Ansco 120 and Kodak Dektol. Specifically we will start with pure Ansco 120 and then vary the ratio of the two solutions to suit the exposure and development of the silver negatives depending on the desired results, a more precise printing process that requires less burning and dodging. Hence, we are now more firmly conscious of exploring the creative experience of silver image-making melding with the pursuit of technical excellence, i.e., sensitometric perfection.
-Students must bring their own printing paper and we recommend a grade 2 fibre-based paper to start. This will be discussed further in class.
-Students must have a camera with manual exposure or at least manual override to achieve the full value of this course.
-All chemistry will be provided for this class. For those who want to continue to apply the techniques learned in this class, the Kodak Dektol is readily available and the Ansco 120 is available by special order.
Instructor: Aubie Golombek NOTE: Deadline to withdraw from this class is 5:00 pm on May 23. A $15 withdrawal fee applies.