Chicago Darkroom Classes at Truman College

Chicago Darkroom Classes at Truman College

Hello everyone. Have you ever thought about learning photography the way the great masters did? If you have, then come to Truman College and learn how to expose black and white film correctly, under any light conditions.

The best way to learn photography is by using a simple camera that has the three necessary things that every photographer must know:  1. Shutter speeds. 2. Apertures of the lens. 3 Light meter. Once you learn how to control the shutter speeds and the apertures of the lens using the light meter on a film camera, plus a couple more controls, you will be amazed to find out that Photography has not changed since its invention 200+ years ago. It is so much easier to learn photography when you don’t use a computerized camera loaded with hundreds of options. You are free to truly learn photography, freeing you to learn about the correct way to expose film under any light conditions, and to concentrate on the most important part of photography, composition!

Unfortunately, nowadays people who are interested in photography purchase a digital, entry-level camera, any brand, and then find out that these cameras have so many controls and options that you need a PhD to understand it!  But such is not the case when you use a film camera. These cameras, especially the older models, have just the necessary functions that you need to learn photography. I just wish that people interested in this great art form would go back and look for their fathers or grandfather’s camera and learn how to use it. It is so amazing when you see your first image appear in the developer.  It is like MAGIC!

To register for classes call Laura Smith at 773-907-4440