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CAMP PHOTO 1: Darkroom Magic – Traditional Black and White Photography

This course is an exciting introduction into traditional black and white photography where students will learn to manually expose and develop film and print their own photographs in the darkroom. This course will cover the basics of manual exposure, applicable in both analog and digital capture, and will focus heavily on the craft of printmaking. Daily shooting assignments will challenge students to solve technical and aesthetic problems. In addition, Students will be introduced to the work of contemporary artists as inspiration. At the end of the week, each student will take home a small portfolio of handmade prints.

*Use of a Camera, film and darkroom paper to be provided by the school.

**Parents/Guardians please note: As per the course description, students will be taken outside the school facilities and around the city of Boston on shooting expeditions during these workshops. By registering your child/student, you acknowledge and understand the course description and give (your) permission to allow your child/student to participate in these daily excursions.

**Early tuition discount ends: June 5th 2017 11:59pm


Required: Students must be age 15-18 yrs to enroll. 

*Use of a Camera, film and darkroom paper to be provided by the school.

About the instructor: William Franson

William Franson has studied and been involved in art since childhood. He studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston, The Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York, the International Center for Photography in Manhattan, and earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Calvin College in Michigan. A self-employed editorial/corporate and fine art photographer, Bill has worked for many of Boston’s medical institutions including: Harvard Medical School, the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Children’s Hospital. His list of exhibitions is extensive with work shown in numerous galleries, including: the Flash Forward Festival, Boston; the Lamont Gallery at Philips Exeter Academy; Center Art Gallery at Calvin College; the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA; the Center for Photography at Woodstock in NY; the Ashford Warburg Gallery in NY; and the Firehouse Gallery in Newburyport, MA. Bill’s work has been recognized by the Danforth Museum for excellence in the New England Region and he has earned numerous awards from the Texas Photographic Society National Competition and participated in several statewide traveling exhibitions there. Bill’s work resides in both institutional and private collections and he is currently represented by Rafius-Fane Gallery.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.