Monday, February 2, 2009

Black and white photography

We'll be starting black and white photography this week. Read the following articles about cameras and film developing. Don't worry about color film, we'll only be developing black and white. Along with reading the articles, create a post in your blog answering the following questions.

  1. What are the three basic elements of a camera?
  2. What is an SLR camera?
  3. What is the purpose of a camera's aperture?
  4. What does shutter speed on a camera control?
  5. To get the right exposure for a picture, what three things must be balanced?
  6. To take pictures outside on a very sunny day, would you use a high or low film speed? Why?
  7. What are the four steps for developing black and white film?
  8. What things are needed to make a black and white print?
  9. For a black and white print, the final image is actually what material?
These questions are an assignment and should be answered on your blog by the end of the week.


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  2. 1.

    2.Single Lens Reflex

    3.The aperture of a lens is the size of the opening that allows light to pass through the lens onto a surface behind or below the lens.

    4. amount of lightto pass through and expose the film inside.


    6.Slow Speeds, low-speed film needs more time to absorb the light, you’ll want to hold your camera very still when shooting to prevent blurs


    -a darkroom with a work surface
    -Black-and-white negative
    -Chemicals - Developer, stop bath and fixer
    -Paper - Photo-sensitive printing paper.

    9.tiny peices of silver