Schedule a BW Proficiency

Sorry, darkroom proficiencies have ended for the academic year. 

We offer two proficiencies in BW photography-- one for film processing, and one for printing.  Proficiencies end week 9 of the quarter. Other area proficiencies are offered by appointment.  The Digital Imaging Studio does not require a proficiency.

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See what we'll cover in the film proficiency, and the printing proficiency

 


note: proficiency days mentioned in video are out of date!

 

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Black and White Film Proficiency


 

 

During this two hour long proficiency students and active community members can expect to work with a lab aide and go over the following:

  • Familiarization with Photoland
  • General tour
  • Appointment making process
  • Where to find supplies you need
  • Practice loading film onto a reel in the light
  • Important safety information
  • Important information regarding our chemicals
  • A step by step demonstration of the black and white film developing process
  • Clean up


How to be better prepared for the proficiency (optional):

  • Come in to Photoland before the proficiency and ask a lab aide to help you load a reel with practice film
  • Shoot a 35 mm roll of black and white film and bring the film with you. You can purchase film at Photoland's Photo Services
  • Here's a Lynda.com video link to loading film on a steel reel  (evergreen logon required)

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Black and White Printing Proficiency


 

During this two hour long proficiency students and active community members can expect to work with a lab aide and go over the following:

  • Review of our familiarization with Photoland
  • Important safety information
  • Important information regarding our chemicals
  • Demonstration of how enlargers work
  • Printing contact sheets
  • Making a print from an enlarged negative
  • Clean up
  • Lynda.com link to making a BW enlargement (evergreen logon required)


Please bring some 35 mm black and white negatives to work with. If you are unable to do so, Photoland can provide these; however it is more fun when they are your own!

 

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