Far from being an archaic art, analogue photography has taken off in recent years. While this fundamental form of photography harkens back to photography’s origins, the present era of personal websites and Instagram makes digitization a new necessity of analogue photography. This workshop spans from the history of photography to the present age of developing your film at home with the aid of apps and scanning your negatives to share your analogue work digitally.
You will start out with a theory session, covering a brief history of photography, and leading up to the basics of shooting black and white film, covering different types of film, how to correctly and creatively expose film for your desired aesthetic, and how to control your camera manually for the best possible result.
After your theory session, you will then load up your roll of film cameras and head out on a photo walk through together to explore the alleyways of Alserkal Avenue, capturing lines and shapes as well as some portraits of one another along the way.
Back in the classroom, you’ll learn how to develop your freshly shot film using a standardized kit, understanding the specifics of the chemical process and the importance of time and temperature while processing.
While our developed negatives are drying, you will learn how to efficiently digitize your negatives at home using a flatbed scanner. This will cover the best practices for scanning, including resolution, adjustments before saving, and file management. The instructor will end the session with a short demonstration of basic scanning.