Often we hear the question “Why still film, I have a digital camera and I’m not planning to work analogue”. But to really learn photography, you have to learn it from the ground up, and darkroom principles are at the core of photography. When you use photoshop, but also to understand the real meaning of contrast, even when you work in the Studio. And really.. you will love it.
Selfies, Instagram, pictures with your phone, tablet, GoPro, compact camera or D-SLR.
But how do you post process them? Learning to do that with Photoshop will improve the quality of your images.
But also understanding how your digital camera works, being able to read a histogram, so you’ll never under or overexpose anymore.
First day you come to our Institute and bring a digital camera just for practice. We will educate you about the basics, exposure, analogue equipment etc. Day 2 you go out and shoot images on film and develop your own negatives. Day 3 is all about printing, dodging, burning etc. We have combined all the important info into a folder that we will give you on your first day. When you finish the module successful you will get a certificate. Coffee & tea are free.
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MODULE DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY
Discover a great creative power in yourself!
Butterfly is a symbol of a change. All the important changes begin in ourselves. This is how we may strongly influence people around us, the society, the world. Do you want to start from small but powerful changes in your way of thinking? Do you wish to discover your creative power and become a productive artist? Or are you just curious of your undiscovered talents? Whatever you do, you are creative.
An introduction-level course for makers and viewers exploring history and structure of exhibitions. The four lectures of the series focus on exhibition space as encompassing physical and ideological shell. In the first part we will cover the key points in history of exhibition making and see how narrative is structured through architecture of the gallery and museum space. Part two will address ways of translating cinematic experience into spatial one and exhibition practices beyond gallery and museum spaces.
Working in a studio and being in control over your lighting circumstances is fun. To see how a portrait changes when you change the softbox for a snoot. Being able to create Low-key or High-key pictures, with a sense of drama or crispiness. And all based on simple histogram reading. It is not about the technique it is about being creative and playful with lights. Homework will include MacGyver techniques. No dummy anymore after this workshop!
We want to keep your first time in the Darkroom simple and it should be fun. So we invented a new way of analogue printing. You only need to bring a mobile device,
Preferably your phone, but a tablet will also do.
Start creating your own analogue experience!
Are you working on a longer term documentary project? Do you occasionally feel the need for input, guidance and sparring partners to bring your project further along? Then this may just be the right course for you. Under the guidance of Karijn Kakebeeke you will develop yourself as a storytelling photographer.
The Darkroom Lounge is extracurricular and the place to meet if you are into analogue photography. A limited group of students come together once per month to print there negatives and discuss their images. Skills are practiced and contacts are made often combined with a good glass of wine.