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CAEL2042: Photography and the Darkroom

This unit of study introduces the principles of black and white photography via the 35mm camera and the darkroom. You explore alternative documentary photography strategies by challenging the role of the camera to simply observe and capture. You experiment with the genres of reportage, street photography and conventional documentary practices, and are encouraged to take an interventionist approach to the urban environment. You are introduced to the 35 mm manual SLR camera, black and white film processing, dark room printing, film exposure and photographic print enlargement.

Code CAEL2042
Academic unit Sydney College of the Arts
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 1000 level in Visual Arts or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Studio Foundation
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. gain technical and creative skills to generate and produce black and white photographic artworks
  • LO2. undertake research that is historically and conceptually tied to studio practice
  • LO3. develop critical skills to communicate your ideas through visual presentations of your work
  • LO4. critically and technically evaluate images
  • LO5. generate ideas into photographic artworks.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.