This course is for students who have previously studied photography and who wish to use historic methods to complement their ideas. The primary medium will be black and white film and will emphasize the development of a personal vision of each student. Projects may also include the production and use of pin-hole or other alternative cameras and investigate their relationship to 16th and 17th century optical devices and images found in Rome. There will be experimentation and investigation with a variety of methods and materials that are not commonly used such as lumen prints, contact printing, and large format film. Along with studio time the class will consist of lectures, technical demonstrations, field trips and group critiques. Students will produce a series of printed images for their final portfolio.
Along with a 35 mm camera students are encouraged to bring any type of pin-hole camera, Diana-F, Lomo LC-A or other film cameras. A small number of basic film cameras are available at Temple Rome for limited student use.
Digital photography and darkroom photography with a minimum grade of C-, or equivalent. For Temple students, specific pre-requisites include one of the following (GAD 2441 or GAD 2451) and one of the following (GAD 3414 or GAD 3412).
This course is crosslisted with Art 3611