RETURN TO PHOTO ASSIGNMENTS
RETURN TO ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY ASSIGNMENTS
STUDENT B&W PHOTOGRAM EXAMPLES
WILLIAM HENRY FOX TALBOT
What is a photogram? Photograms are ‘images” made without a camera, by putting objects down onto photo paper, then exposing that paper to light from the enlarger.
What to do:
•YOU WILL BE USING LIGHT SENSITIVE MATERIALS TO MAKE PHOTOGRAMS IN THE DARKROOM.
•AFTER YOU HAVE MADE YOUR PHOTOGRAM(S), YOU WILL USE THE SCANNER TO CONVERT YOUR IMAGE(S) TO DIGITAL FILES.
•THEN YOU WILL HAND COLOR YOUR PHOTOGRAMS AT YOUR COMPUTER USING PHOTOSHOP
HOW TO CREATE PHOTOGRAMS
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.
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, place your photograms in your photo binder.