Course code: 800-000832

TAFE Statement in Introduction to B&W photography and darkroom

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Overview About this course

Improve your photography skills and discover how to use a traditional film camera. Learn how to load and unload film, adjust the camera settings, take photos, develop black and white film and create high-quality prints using darkroom techniques.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

During this course you'll learn to:

  • Use manual controls on a camera

  • Load and unload film

  • Adjust aperture, shutter speed and ISO

  • Utilise different camera and lens techniques

  • Process black and white film

  • Develop and create black and white prints

Course outcomes

You'll leave this course with:

  • A Certificate of Attendance

  • A potential pathway to further study in photography

  • Basic film camera techniques

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Professional Development

Learn a new skill and improve your career prospects

Personal Interest

Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this course.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:

  • Basic camera skills

  • An interest in photography

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Where can this course take you?

Study options

Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous work experience and study history. You may be able to use recognition of prior learning when applying for a course in the future. If you're successful, you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses can be made up of a combination of core and specialty units.

Core units consist of the knowledge you'll need to build key skills for success in your field, industry or hobby.

  • Preparing to shoot in B&W 800-000832A

  • Film developing and Contact printing 800-000832B

  • Enlarging negatives and producing a print 800-000832C

  • Spotting - How to remove any dust marks on your print. 800-000832D

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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