Learn the manual process of creating prints and experience the magic of watching your subjects come to life in a dark room. This course is perfect for both beginners and digital photographers looking to explore analogue photography.
During this course you'll learn to:
Load film into a camera
Operate a manual film camera including the key controls e.g. shutter, aperture , ISO (film speed)
Make contact sheets
Expose and develop your own film in a darkroom
Make your own 8 x 10 inch black and white prints
Operate safely in an industry standard dark room
You'll leave this course with:
A Certificate of Participation
A shared learning experience with like minded individuals
A new boost of creativity
Experience developing photos in a fully equipped, professional photography studio and dark room
An enhanced appreciation for traditional analogue photography
Explore a hobby in a fun and supportive environment
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this course.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend you have:
An interest in visual arts and photography
Clothing that covers your arms and legs
Covered footwear for safety when you're around dark room chemicals
Ease working in a dark, confined area with other students
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.
Pursue an interest or upskill in your chosen field with another course.
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.
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.
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
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