Monday, August 24, 2015

Assignment #1

Black & White photography is different from color photography from both an obvious visual approach but also from a more conceptual understanding. With the exception of a few who are color blind, we all see and understand the world in color. To make black & white images requires that you make the translation in your head as your shooting.

For this assignment shoot one roll of 36 exposure HP-5 or similar film with the goal of making images where it matters that the image is mono toned and not in color. As part of this assignment, you will be testing your camera, film and development using the Zone system. To this end, set camera ISO at 400, take a photo of your gray card, then make a second exposure 4 stops less. Set your camera to ISO 200, repeat, set your camera to ISO 100 repeat.

Bring the exposed film to class for in class processing January 20.

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