What We Learned In Photo 1 by: Levi Berge-Wells, Reaph Whitebloom, Allen Vazquez


Materials Required for a Photogram
Exposing the photogram
Developing the photogram

Pinhole Camera

Cut a hole in the box
Cover the hole with the flap
Final pinhole camera photo

Shutter Speed

Very Slow Shutter speed
Fast shutter speed makes sharp images


Shallow depth of field makes the foreground in focus and the background blurry. Achieved by using a low f/stop
High depth of field will keep the whole photo in focus

Three Point Lighting

The Back Light is used to illuminate the backdrop of the photo
The Key Light is used to light up the subject of the photo
Full lighting setup
Final Photo

Story Telling

The First Set is to plan out your story
Final Story Board Project

B&W Film Processing

Rolling Film onto a reel
The film has to changed in the dark room so that it isn't exposed to light

Film Processing at the sink

Pour up 5oz of water
Pour in 5oz of D76 so you have a 1:1 mixture
Poor the mixture into the container
Process the film for the correct amount of time based on the temperature of the liquid
Poor it into the sink once the time is up
Next step is processing the film in the fixer
The final step to processing is putting the reel into the Photo Flo of 30sec
Now hang up your film in the dryer for 24 hours
Cut up your negatives and put them into sleeves so they are protected
Create a contact sheet so you can inspect your negtives to see which ones you want to enlarge
Put your selected negative into a negative carrier so it's ready for enlarging
Remember to grain focus your enlarger so your photos come out sharp
It's important to make a test strip so you know how long to expose your final photo
The enlarger is the device that you use to enlarge your negatives, make sure it is set tot the right f stop so you photos don't get over or under exposed
Adjust the contrast filter you're using to more or less contrast in your enlargement
The speed easel is used to hold the photo paper while you expose it
Photo paper is made so that it reacts in a special way when exposed to light

Burn and doge tools are used to darken or lighten a specific part of an image, this can be very useful if you shot your photo against a very Light background and your subject is very dark.

The first set to developing your print is D-76. Leave your print in the liquid for 90 seconds so that the image will turn out the way it looked on your test strip

The next step is stop bath, the stop stops the development of the image. This stops your print from getting any darker that you want it to be.

Now put the print into the fixer for 3 min. to remove any undeveloped silver from the photo paper
Next put your print into the was for 5 minutes to remove any excess chemicals that may be on the paper
You have to squeegee the print to remove all the water from the surface of the paper
The final step to enlarging your print is putting it through the dryer

Dry mount

First step to dry mounting is taking the tissue to your print with the taking iron
Now you tack your print and tissue to the dry mount board
Now you put the whole package into the oven so that everything can connect together

After your print is done in the oven you want to put some heavy things on top of it so that it remains flat while it cools


Focus your camera by turning the lens

The rapture can be adjusted by turning the inner part of the camera lens

The shutter speed can be adjusted by turning this knob on the top of the camera

The way to properly expose your image is to look into the viewfinder of the camera and you will either see a red plus, red minus, or greed dot. Change the shutter speed or aperture until you get the green dot in your view finder

To load the film drop it into the slot and then pull out the film onto this reel in the camera so that the teeth in the reel bite into the holes on the film, then close the back of the camera and pull the lever until you see number 1 in the middle of the dial indicating how many shots you have left

To take out the film once you are finished shooting, push the button on the bottom of the camera and the turn the handle until there is no more tension

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