What We've LearnedBy Maiya Coleman, Maheen Habib, and Manon Volcy
Photograms are made by putting objects on photo paper and exposing it under the enlarger
Pinhole camera is made using a box and cutting a hole in the middle. You cover it with tape.
This is showing blur using different shutter speeds
This is showing frozen motion.
This is showing shallow depth of field. Where everything is blurred in the background.
In this photo it is showing the depth of field. Everything is focused.
In 3-point lighting you have the person sit in the center of the light and hold a white board to eliminate wrinkles.
The storyboard project is when we took pictures using Polaroid cameras
When making the storyboard we planned out what story we were going to shoot.
The changing room is where you load and unload your film.
Once you are done taking pictures you must go in the changing room and load the film into the canister.
Once done loading the film you must get 5oz. of water and 5oz. of D-76. You will shake it for up to 8 minutes.
Once done with the D-76 you put 10oz. of fixer and shake it for 5 minutes.
After you finish the fixer you put 10oz. of water and then put it in the hurricane wash for 3 minutes.
Then you put it in the photo flo for 30 seconds
Finally you hang it in the dryer until the next day.
Once done developing the film you put it into the sleeves
Once done developing the film you go in to the darkroom to develop prints.
First you make a contact sheet so you can pick which picture you want to pick.
You go through the process of developing. In the first bin is the D-76 and you put it in for 90 seconds, then you put it in the second bin which is the stop bath for 30 seconds, next you put it in the fixer for 3 minutes.
Finally you put it in the wash for 5 minutes.
Once done developing the print and take it out of the wash you have to use the squeegie.
Once you are done with the squeegie you put the print in the dryer.
Once you've picked a photo you put it in a negative carrier so it can go in the enlarger.
You must pick a contrast filter to see how much contrast you need. Number 2 is the most commonly used.
Once you've picked a photo from your contact sheet you make a test strip to see which exposure is best.
If the photo is dark/light in certain areas of the photo, but any other exposure wouldn't work you can use the dodge tools to make things lighter or burn tools to make things darker
When tacking down a picture you need one of the tacking papers and you hold it in the middle first so it will stick. Then you tack down the corners so it will stay in place.
Once you have it mounted then you put it in the oven.
When loading the film in the camera you pull he little lever up and then put in the film holder. Once in you take out part of the film and feed it into the other side of camera. Finally you close it and wind it up until it feels tight. When unloading the film you push the button on the bottom of the camera and wind it until it stops pulling.