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Join Factory Works Photo Lab Photography Classes Now | Arts

Williamsport – Factory Works Photo Lab, providing photography training opportunities for the community, has released its Winter 2022 course listing.

Beginning Tuesday evenings in February from 6-8 p.m., the lab will host its Introductory Cinematography and Darkroom Photography course, which helps both novice photographers and those who may not be familiar with use a film camera. Students will learn everything from loading film into the camera to producing a finished print in the darkroom. No camera is needed; the lab has cameras available to borrow.

Participation is limited to 4 students each for all winter classes and workshops, so don’t wait to register.

The course costs $100 and the only supply required is a roll of Ilford 400 ISO 35mm film, available from Hoyer’s Photo at 45 Washington Boulevard, one block west of Lycoming College. Course fees include 24-hour access to the photo lab for one month after course completion for later use in the darkroom.

The second course is the Digital Photography course, which will meet on the first three Saturdays of February from 1 to 2 p.m. The course requires a DSLR camera; prospective students are encouraged to contact us if they are unsure if their camera is suitable. The course will focus on the basics of composition and how to use shutter speed and aperture to manipulate depth of field, creating compelling photos.

The digital photography course costs $50.

To ask a question or coordinate payment, please email [email protected]

In March, the lab will introduce a Print Masterclass for advanced photographers with previous darkroom experience. In this course, participants will bring a black and white negative that they have taken and developed and it will be transformed from a test print to a finished print on museum quality fiber based paper and then each photo will be printed as an edition of 10 finished prints that could be displayed in a gallery or museum.

The lab is particularly excited about this course as it will allow participants to further explore the darkroom with the expert supervision of photo lab manager, Brian Spies.

The masterclass will cost $100 and, like previous classes, is payable with a check payable to Factory Works or cash. This class will meet every Tuesday evening in March from 6-8 p.m.

Finally, in collaboration with Williamsport Bicycle Recycle, the Lab will hold two youth workshops in March, the first of which will take place on Sunday, March 13 and will be open to students aged 11 to 14. This class will run from 1-4 p.m. Emphasis will be on using parts and supplies from Bicycle Recycle’s donated stock of bicycle parts and ephemera to create photograms in the darkroom.

Photograms, an early 20th century photographic process popularized by surrealist photographer Man Ray, involves placing opaque and semi-opaque elements on a piece of light-sensitive paper in the darkroom and exposing it to light which, after being developed, creates a collage like image of contrast. black and white tones.

Two weeks later, on Sunday, March 27, the lab will host a condensed version of the Introduction to Darkroom Classroom for students ages 15-18. This class will involve students filming a roll of film in the Bicycle Recycle store, exploring the store layout and architecture to create compelling images which, once processed, will be printed by them in the darkroom. This is a full day course from 9am to 4pm with an hour and a half break for lunch. Students must bring their own lunch bag, but all other supplies are included.

Both youth workshops are $20 each and will culminate in a display of their finished prints on the first Friday in April at Bicycle Recycle as part of the Pajama Factory’s first Friday in April event, taking place in collaboration with Lycoming Arts.

Questions and payment terms can be taken by emailing [email protected]

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