Prerequisite: Black and White Photography 2. 42 classroom hours.
19th-century photographers introduced methods of processing photos that created beautiful, evocative images. Many contemporary photographers still use these processes in their work and you can too. You will learn to make enlarged digital negatives, mix chemicals from original formulas and hand-coat the light sensitive emulsions on watercolor paper. Processes examined include cyanotype, Gum Bichromate, Van Dyke brown printing and Palladium printing. After exploring all processes, students choose one technique for their final project. Grading is based on attendance, the quality of completed assignments and the final portfolio.