Film & Darkroom Photography

with Michael Barrone

Thursday, October 5 · view days & times
Price: $190 | $171 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Olympus Digital Imaging Classroom

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6 weeks

Thursdays, October 5 - November 9 | 6:30 - 9:30 pm

Shooting film is an incredible experience for any photographer. Taking the actual photo is only the beginning. This class will help you learn how film cameras work, the types of cameras, lenses, and their applications. The medium of silver-based black & white (B/W) photography will be explored as an art form, and students will discuss the aesthetics of different film types and darkroom techniques. Students will have a chance to photograph on site at the Hoover Mason Trestle in addition to photography generated at locations of their choice during the six weeks of class. Film will be processed and printed in the darkroom facilities at the Banana Factory Arts Center. The work generated will be discussed and constructively critiqued to improve the look and feel of the image. The final goal is the production of a fine art exhibition print. Chemicals will be provided; students are responsible for supplying a film camera, film, and photographic paper. Open to individuals 18 or older.

Michael Barone has been a professional photographer for over 30 years after receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the University of Delaware. Barone approaches each photograph as an expression of artistic excellence.  He believes that the best images come from understanding the subject and the particular needs of each clients. Barone uses his artistic training and the tools of modern photography to create work that meets his exacting artistic standards. Over his career Barone has photographed the human form in all its beauty and sensuality, showing a depth of emotion that brings the subject to life. His work has been shown internationally and has won numerous awards and has also published two books of his work. He is now a resident of the Lehigh Valley and besides fine art photography, Michael specializes in commercial portraits and product photography.

Venue Information
Olympus Digital Imaging Classroom
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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