Advanced Darkroom is aimed at expanding artistic control of the fine art print. During this Ten-week period, we will explore several advanced negative and print making techniques we can use to bring our creative vision to print. A review of artistic controls in the negative making, the highlight-based printing system, multiple filter printing, color filters in black & white photography, low light photography and selenium processing are some of the topics we will study. 4×5 cameras will be made available for extended student use throughout the course.
Students should know how to develop film and make a print in the darkroom. Basic Darkroom at NESOP or two years of black & white negative and printmaking are strongly suggested for this workshop.
To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).
About the instructor: Nick Johnson
Nick Johnson has been a fine art photographer for over thirty years and has taught at NESOP for over twenty. Represented by the Focus Gallery in Cohasset, Massachusetts, Nick maintains an extensive exhibition record which includes pieces in the permanent collections of the Danforth and Fitchburg Art Museums and Penn State College. His work has appeared in Black & White magazine and has been reviewed by Art New England. Nick is also the co-owner of Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA. In his personal work, Nick enjoys working with the large format camera. In his teaching, Nick emphasizes the Zone System and the creative freedom that comes with a high level of technical skill.