This course will introduce students to the historic methods and materials of pre-digital black and white darkroom photography on location in Rome. Students will become familiar with Italian culture and with the techniques they are using to capture it deepening their understanding of the city and the creative process. Along with photo field trips the class will consist of lectures, demonstrations and group discussions. Weekly assignments will be given and a final portfolio of silver gelatin prints will be completed by the end of the semester. Images will be printed from negatives produced during the course.
Students are strongly encouraged to bring their own 35mm camera. A small number of basic film cameras will be available for limited student use.
In Rome, this course is crosslisted with Graphic Arts and Design 3414.