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Advanced Photogram Assignment

 

What is a photogram? Photograms are ‘images” made without a camera, by placing objects onto photo paper, then exposing that paper to light from the enlarger.


THE ASSIGNMENT:
CREATE TWO PHOTOGRAMS, THEN HAND PAINT THEM USING PHOTOSHOP

WHAT TO TO...
•GO BEYOND WHAT YOU DID FOR THE PHOTOGRAM ASSIGNMENT LAST YEAR. •CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO USE YOUR CREATIVE SKILLS TO MAKE MEMORABLE IMAGES USING THE PHOTOGRAM TECHNIQUE.
•NOT SURE OF WHAT TO DO? FOR INSPIRATION, DO A "PHOTOGRAM" WEB-SEARCH FOR IDEAS...

•AS WITH LAST YEAR, YOU WILL BE USING LIGHT SENSITIVE MATERIALS TO MAKE PHOTOGRAMS IN THE
DARKROOM.
•HOWEVER, THIS YEAR YOU WILL BE USING LARGER PAPER, (8x10) TO ALLOW FOR MORE CREATIVE FREEDOM.
•AFTER YOU HAVE MADE YOUR PHOTOGRAM(S), YOU WILL USE THE SCANNER TO CONVERT YOUR IMAGE(S) TO DIGITAL FILES.
•IMPORT YOUR PHOTOGRAMS TO YOUR COMPUTER, THEN HAND COLOR THEM USING PHOTOSHOP.
•WHEN HAND COLORING YOUR PHOTOGRAMS, PLAY WITH DIFFERENT BRUSHES AND THE OPACITY SETTINGS TO CREATE A MULTI-LAYERED EFFECT.
•GO BEYOND USING THE PAINT BUCKET AT 100% OPACITY AND THOWING PAINT ON YOUR IMAGES.

HOW TO CREATE PHOTOGRAMS (REVIEW)
Step 1: Under the safe lights in the darkroom, turn on the enlarger to see where the pool of light will be. Adjust lens of the enlarger to f8
Step 2: Turn off the enlarger light and place your photo paper (glossy side up) where the light will be.
Step 3: Place your objects (translucent objects work best) on top of the paper.
EXPERIMENT WITH DIFFERENT OBJECTS, SUCH AS USING FIXER TO STOP THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS IN SOME AREAS, OR USING SOME OF YOUR OLD NEGATIVES TO CREATE A MINATURE STRIP OF PRINTS ON YOUR IMAGE...
Step 4: Set timer to 10 seconds. Expose the paper. Next, remove the paper, but leave your objects at enlarger.
Step 5: Put paper in developing tray > stop bath > fixer > wash > dry.
Step 6: When finished, scan your photograms.
Step 7: Import your images into your computer, then hand paint them in Photoshop.
Step 8: Save your photogramsin the Advanced period folder as:

p#lastname_pgram1
p#lastname_pgram2