Interested in learning hands-on, process-oriented photographic techniques?
I'll be teaching several community college classes this year that offer just that.
Photography I: Hands-on black and white film and darkroom photography. Learn about design, composition, and vision. Take your camera off of AUTO and learn how to use the manual controls on your camera to fine-tune your image-making. Students will learn about professional presentation and complete the class with a portfolio of mounted gelatin silver prints. NO art or photo experience needed! Offered Summer 2015 and Spring 2016 at St. Louis Community College at Meramec.
Non-Silver Photography: Learn antique photographic processes using a variety of hand-painted emulsions and printmaking techniques with the opportunity for mixed-media applications. You will learn how to print ortho-litho film from 35mm film negatives and also print digital negatives for contact printing. Processes covered will include Cyanotype, Van Dyke brown, Gum Bichromate, and photopolymer printing using Solar Plates. Offered Fall 2015 at St. Louis Community College at Meramec.
Special Topics: The topics of the special topics courses change all the time. This semester you will have the opportunity to learn about using plastic cameras, such as Holgas, and making pinhole cameras, as well as mixed-media techniques in photography. Offered Spring 2016 at St. Louis Community College at Meramec.