Standard Photo Courses
Standard Courses provide week-to-week consistency and learning through challenging assignments. A Standard Course is more goal-oriented than the Field Guides and Crash Courses, with classes culminating in final projects or group exhibitions. Solid technical instruction is mixed with creative experimentation, critique and discussion with plenty of personal attention.
Over 8 weeks we'll cover basic film camera operation, darkroom skills, black & white film processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement. We'll delve deep into more advanced techniques like contrast filtration, dodging and burning, combination printing, print toning, hand-coloring, alternative printing and more. You'll complete printing assignments each week with included darkroom membership for the duration of the class ($400 value).
Part of our ongoing collaboration with UrbanGlass studio in Downtown Brooklyn, Justin is teaming up with glass artist and instructor Amy Lemaire for this hands-on workshop creating our own, one-of-a-kind lenses. Using the flameworking studio, we'll build weird and wonderfully distorting lenses for DSLR cameras, iPhones, and even projectors. This is a truly inspiring two-session class designed to stretch your imagination of what photography is all about.
This 6-week class at Gowanus Darkroom is for Analog lovers looking to up their game. Go big, they say. Well, a larger film size can have an exponential effect on quality. There isn't a DSLR you can buy that can approach the sheer resolution of 8x10 sheet film, clocking in at about 1,280 Megapixels. We'll show you the ins and outs of these classic cameras, and how to process and print their enlarged negatives. You'll never go back to 35mm again.