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PHIL’S PHOTOGRAPHY PROGRAM 2017I recently had a discussion with an elder about the lost art of what everyone can relate to known as photography. This conversation shared the joys that we both have had over our years in this profession. We discussed how it would be befitting to create a program to allow our youth the pleasure that we have received from this profession and in doing so we share our wealth of knowledge that we have accumulated throughout our years of shooting. We can foresee this to be a catalyst that could ignite a new found passion in creating photos the Classic Way. This would have a tsunami effect on our youth and adults being analogous awakened. In this introverted society our new technological advances causes us to live in an isolated world that is yet connected. I believe that our millennia’s are more interested in the nostalgic life styles and fads of the past than generation X. We are now experiencing a new found interest in vinyl records, walkman’s, black and white photos and 8 track tape players, e.g. The goal of this program is to bring black and white photos and hand tinting photos back in the main stream of our culture again. With the smart phones and computers, this magnificent art has been lost due to the quality of digital photos. Therefore, I have proposed to continue assisting students and even young adults with learning the art of photography the Classic Way. “The first unspoken language known to all men, but is universally understood all over the world is photography”. PJP 1996 It is vital that we not forget the old arts of the past. With the program that I would like to develop students would learn the basic art of analog photography. The youth will have an opportunity to learn analog photography using 35mm and middle format of cameras. Students will also learn how to develop, print and hand tint black and white photos I would like to start a movement of youth that will learn the art of analog photography using 35mm and middle format cameras. I will also teach each student how to recycle old negatives that are sitting around in some shoe box into prints. Students will learn how to develop a black and white photo in the dark room and how to tone the final print. I will demonstrate some of the special techniques of “dodging and burning” that the Great Ansel Adams used to create his award winning photos in his darkroom. Through the daily curriculum that will last two weeks per group, the youth will be provided a camera and needed materials for the course. to assist them with understanding photography; including, recycling old negatives that are probably lying around their homes; and learning how to develop black and white photos in the dark room; and how to tone the final print. Each student will learn about the different types toners that can be applied photo before the hand tinting process. For example a few types of tones include selenium, sepia, gold, copper, platinum-paladin, tea, nickel, antique and coffee. The goal of this program is to bring hand tinting photos back in the main stream of our culture again. With the smart phones and computers soft ware that is available on the shelf has caused a dramatic decline in the interest of film, the art of hand tinting photos has been lost. This movement will work as follows:Process in recruiting-Applications will be distributed to schools, libraries, local after school programs. -Applications will include: a photo that is heartfelt to the student with an essay describing why this photo is meaningful. It will also include an application for parents and youth to complete. Because this is a novel program, I will have a rubric that will be based on a point system to select students that would be ideal for the program.The cost for each student is about $250.00 -The owner and founder of the movement; Phillip Jones will prepare tables during children events and other festivals to recruit.-Decisions will be made three months before the start of the program. -This will allow all purchases to be made and final set-up to be made for the students.Weekly AgendaThe youth will be broken down in four sections. Each section will meet for two weeks for 2 hours per session. Section 1- M-F- 8am-10amSection 2 M-F- 11am-1pmSection 3 M-F- 2pm-4pmSection 4 M-F- 6pm-8pm Each section will hold a max of 10 youth. Each youth will have their own camera and packet of study information. Monday (1st session)- Introduction of workshop; students will be given all materials they need.Tuesday – How film works.Wednesday- Camera SettingsThursday- Balance and proportionFriday- LightingWeek 2Monday-LandscapesTuesday- PortraitsWednesday- DarkroomThursday- JournalismFriday- This will serve as a presentation day. All students will share with the community; parents; friends the skills that they learned during their session. Curriculum- the Curriculum will include easy to follow lesson plans for each students. All sections are self paced to allow each student to have more freedom to advance.This curriculum provides parents, students, community, and sponsors a guide to our program. Objectives:Expected Outcome:Assessments Used: Material Required:Ex: Lesson 1/Day 1Objective: To introduce students to the lost art. To provide equipment and material to students.Expected Outcome: Students will learn the basics of analog photography. Knowledge of the film and black and white prints. Students will learn the difference between digital and analog photography.Assessments Used: Questions and answers session and an open forum that allow students to work together in pairs to discuss things we learn as a group.Materials Required: Camera, print material, and curriculum Break down of how funds will be used:Currently own 5 35mm cameras with lens, I would like to purchase 10 additional used cameras. Cost would be around $250.00
Total cost for materials are about $7200.00
- D-76 developer for 1000 photos at 8 x 10. Will bulk purchase.
- Ilford double weight matt fiber black and white photo paper for 100 students. Would need 1000, 8 x 10 photos. Cost around $2700.00
- Would like to purchase 5 Bessler B/W enlargers with accessories. Cost around $400. 00
- Transportation cost would be minimal; all classes are taught on the premises.
I have found a technique that allows me to add metallic colors to my hand tinted black and white photos. This Black and white photo is Hand tinted the "Classic way", never computer aided in any way. I use color film to produce my Black and white Print. My photos are produced on fiber based, double weight black and white printing paper. All of my photos are toned with selenium, copper, sepia, gold, nickel, platinum-palladium, coffee's, or tea's.
My next project that I will complete before new year is my stereo hand tinted photo art using mirrors placed at a 45 degree angle; the late Dali Salvador had many failed attempts making a stereo picture work using stainless steel, polished aluminum dishes, metals and of course mirrors. Philippe Devaud (2001) from Switzerland had the opportunity to work with Dali in the early eighties. Philippe had a theory on how to solve Dali's problem with the double image that distorted his stereo art work. Philippe noticed that the double image was due to the rear silver coating, stereo pictures that worked were merely a choice of mirrors. Philippe had that discovered that if you use a front coated mirror the double ghost image disappears. I apply this same theory to my stereo photo art.
This is a Color Photo Born Inside a Camera.
I use the rules of third as guide to determine where I place my colors.
This is a Side view of a Photograph.
This is a Black and White Print Delivered inside my Darkroom.
|A,3=Fore Ground Top. ||B,3=Top Middle Ground.||C,3=Top Back Ground.|
|B,2=Fore Ground Middle||B,2=Mid Ground Middle.||C,2=Back Ground Middle.|
|A,1=Fore Ground Bottom. || B,1=Middle Ground Bottom.||C,1=Back Ground Bottom.|
This is Frontal view of a Photograph or scene.
This is Hand Tinted Photo the Classic way.
|X,3=Top Left.||Y,3=Top Middle.||Z,3=Top Right.|
|X,2Middle Left.||Y,2=Mid Middle||Z,2=Middle Right|
|X,1=Bottom Left.||Y,1=Bottom Middle.||Z,1=Bottom Right.|
This Technique can be applied to any Media. The colors lead the viewers eye to focus on certain areas of the Final Photo Art. I use only color film to create my Black and White Photo Art. Color films have three layers and Black and White Film have only two layers. I find that color films record the true mood of each scene as it really is. Reds are red, blues are blue, and greens are green. Black and white films records the tones and not the hues and the chroma of each scene as it exist. I use my color prints to aide in my color balancing process. This is the most exciting aspect of my 2 Zone Technique. I use Zone "A" to compose my Color Photo Art inside the camera. I then use Zone "B" to develop my Black and White Print.
I have a simple formula that I created to achieve my color balance and color contrast of each final print. I use the actual Color Photo as a guide when I Hand Tint my Black and White Photo the Classic way. I use up to 27 points when I color my prints.
The foreground = A, middle = B, back = C. The bottom = 1, middle = 2, and top = 3. I can place my hues of color in one the cubes to create unimaginable illusions of Grandeur.
The zone scale has ten steps and is based on Ansel Adams's description of zones in his book The negative. Zone 0(zero) relates to the deepest black print value that photographic printing paper can produce. Zone V corresponds to a middle gray, the tone of a standard-gray test card of 18 percent reflectance. Zone IX relates to the lightest possible print value-pure white of the paper base.
The Zone System allows you to see how the tones in any scene will look in a print and to choose either a realistic interpretation or a departure from reality. Using the Classic way to develop and expose your prints, and understanding the Zone System will help you get improved result in the final print stages.
This is why I use Color film to produce my Black and White Prints. Color film reacts to Black and White enlargement paper better than your average Black and White film. Color film records the colors as they appear, and Black and White film records tones, which are directly related to each tone scale. Color film gives greater details and contrast than black and White film.
I use the Zone System in my final print stages. This is where I can dodge and burn my details. My Photos are printed in Zones III to VII, it allows me to Hand Tint my Black and White Print with vivid or soft colors. The shades of gray intensifies the hue and tint of each color.
_______________________________________________________________________________________________________A Color Photo Born inside a Camera.
_______________________A Black and White Photo Delivered in my Dark room the Classic way.
_______________________Hand Tinted Black and White Photo Art. Photo has been
I apply my Colors in the Fore ground, Middle Ground,
And in the Back ground.This is what makes my Black and White Photo Art unique and original.
Photo has a Mother of Pearl finish. Limited Edition.
I am wondering where are the Photo Artist ? Are we a becoming extinct ? I still use my dark room to develop my Black and White Photos the Classic way. If you are interested in Photo Art the Classic way, join our group. Thanks Artfully Yours, Pacco J Pompei.