This class is an advanced study of photography that focuses on photography as an art form. We will explore more "alternative" methods of darkroom and digital photography to examine the true art of the photographic medium
Polaroid was the premier producer of instant film for professional photographers from the mid 1900's. They made pull apart film and the famous Polaroid land cameras. In 2008 the company decided to stop producing instant film in favor of digital endeavors and it was a very sad day for photographers and artists everywhere. Polaroids were used by professional photographers to check and test their lighting long before digital existed. Artists figured out that you could separate this pull apart film and transfer once side while being able to "lift" the image surface off of it's backing and by ruffling and folding it make a more interesting image with the other side. When Polaroid stopped instant film production a few other companies stepped forward so photographers could continue to create and explore with instant film, and we are using Fugi instant film.
You must photograph 6 frames of slide film (very expensive and very unforgiving so make sure your images are metered and focused) of anything you want. Remember that you are making these into Polaroid lifts and so imagery with lots of color and texture work very well. You are not limited on shooting one subject but definitely photograph outside as slide film has a color temperature set for outdoors. The images end up dreamy and fun so keep this in mind while shooting. You will then be producing one final Polaroid lift on the surface of your choice.
• Take 6 frames of slide film outside and in brighter daylight and share the camera with your classmates
• Texture and color work very well
• We will be using the daylab to make Polaroid images