Learn how to photograph, develop and print black and white film with Chloe Collyer. 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, and adjusting contrast and brightness. We will be using the rules of the darkroom and then breaking them!
My theme is This Autumn.
My final and self-portrait were both taken this fall hence the theme “This Autumn”.
This quarter was my first time using film cameras, and I was unsure how I was going to feel about it. I had never taken photos in black and white, and I was nervous I wouldn’t get any good pictures. but I ended up getting lots of good pictures! As well as I learned a lot. I had so much fun although I struggled a bit.
Hello, my name is Evan, and I am 17. I chose this photo of cattails to be my final print because I really like the lighting and clarity of it. I took it with my 200 mm lens at a pond in a forest. Over my years of photography, I have developed a style in which lines and shapes are emphasized. Lighting and tonality are also very important to me, and I am proud of the natural contrast I was able to achieve in this photo. I plan to take more photos like this in one more Youth in Focus class before I go to college.
These photos represent the feeling of joy I had in my childhood even though I’m still young these photos remind me of what my younger self was like. I have two younger sisters who I get to watch grow up, and they remind me of me at their age and all the things I had back then. These photos are for them to look back on to remind them of their childhood.
I titled my statement ‘Nostalgia’ because I feel that looking at these pictures, in the future, I will feel nostalgic pieces of my childhood. Having these photos as physical copies feels as if I have the memory in my hands. I would like to thank Youth in Focus for helping me blossom my creativity and photography skills. I am truly grateful for this opportunity.