Learn how to photograph, develop and print black and white film with bryn mooney. Become versed in using a film camera, a light meter and various composition techniques. Dig into hands-on techniques for making photograms, small and large prints, adjusting contrast and brightness. We will be learning the rules of the darkroom and then breaking them!
I like to take pictures of my friends. Sometimes I catch them in candid moments and sometimes I catch them posing for the camera. In my final photo you can see my friend minding his business. He doesn’t care if I’m taking pictures of him. He is always chill, that is one of my favorite things about him. But the reason I chose to use this photo of my friend Aymen, is because he always keeps me on the right path whenever I’m talking about something negative. He is always making me laugh when I’’m having bad times and reminds me to make the smart choice when I’m thinking about doing dumb stuff, even though I’m pretty sure everyone has done dumb stuff before. Anyways I’m happy he is my friend and I get to spend time with him.
One thing I’ve always been captivated by is the beauty of the forest. But, (surprisingly), this was taken at the zoo! I love it there specifically for how woodsy it is. This photo puts you in a whole different world. You’re immersed and surrounded by trees, leaves, moss, and that wet forest smell. Although there is a sense of wonder and nostalgia in the lighter parts, there’s also some disturbance and eeriness in the center in the photo. What is beyond the darkness?
This photo was taken of my sister (left) and my mom (right) at a pumpkin patch. I chose this photo because it shows the warmth and comfort of autumn. When I look at this photo I can almost hear the wind, feel the denim, and taste the apple cider. To me, this photo represents autumn in all of its cloudy, familiar, and warm glory. It speaks to me in a way that’s like being hugged by an entire season. It was really fun to develop this photo from a tiny negative all the way to a this giant enlargement.
To me, my final image feels like an old memory, or something that you would see hanging on the wall that makes you think of old Seattle. It feels vintage, and the black and white definitely add to that.
In this picture, it almost seems like everything is set up- almost like something out of a movie especially with the angle of the photo. Or a scene that you paused and looked at for a long time, to capture every detail from that scene.
Another thing that I love about the photo is that it has movement to it. It just feels quick, as a whole. Almost like you’re glimpsing at that scene as you’re running, or in a moving car and the movement and blur of both the cars and the photo itself accentuates that glimpse feeling in the photo.