Course code: 800-001219

TAFE Statement in Photography Darkroom Techniques

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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)

  • Take photos

  • 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

Course outcomes

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

Suitability Is this course right for you?

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:

  • 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.

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.

  • Photography Darkroom Techniques 800001219A

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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There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.

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