Digital and Darkroom Photography

Digital and Darkroom Photography: AR4200

In this course students are introduced to principles of traditional darkroom and modern digital photography. Concepts that apply to both processes such as compositional guidelines and principles of exposure are covered. Highlighting the similarities between the two lends an understanding of the evolution and continuity of the medium and explains how the two can inform each other. Additional units in the course provide a deeper look at techniques and concepts specific to the individual technologies. Students will learn how to use both 35mm film cameras and digital SLR cameras in manual mode, expose and chemically develop film and make photographic prints in the wet darkroom, and use software to organize and edit digital photo files. Students will also explore workflows in which elements of analog and digital photography can be combined for maximum creative options. Repeatable for Credit.