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ARTISAN ANALOGUE PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES
19th June 2012
ILFORD PHOTO LAUNCH ARTISAN COURSES IN CRAFT BASED B&W PHOTOGRAPHY
In our modern digital age where technology envelops us and increasingly drives our lives, for many people getting away from technology back to artisan skills is a growing passion.
B&W analogue photography unlike digital is very much an artisan process and as such is loved by those who use it and in particular thousands of young people enjoying it for the first time when studying photography at college. It is increasingly being taken as a higher education subject by a larger proportion of women than men.
Great pleasure is felt from the tactile handling of negatives, hand manipulation of images and the magic of images appearing in the development bath after the print is immersed. Add to that, the benefit of silver based photography is the longevity of images created which are capable of lasting for centuries, they also have a unique visual quality thanks to the luminosity of the print which is created from metallic silver.
In conjunction with Bradford College, and the Yorkshire Craft Centre, HARMAN technology Limited, the makers of traditional ILFORD B&W photographic products, launch an exciting new programme of courses designed to show how beautiful images in B&W can be crafted using traditional films and papers. Courses range from a one-day Pinhole Photography course through to a two-day intensive Creative Printing course. Those attending will learn how to shoot and create images using film then process and print their work in a traditional darkroom.
Bradford College has been delivering quality education and training for over 175 years and has a national reputation in a number of fields. Many famous artists, including David Hockney and Andy Goldsworthy, learnt their art there.
The courses will take place at the magnificent Yorkshire Craft Centre, adjacent to the Lister Building at Bradford College, where facilities include workshops, gallery, exhibition spaces and a cafe bar.
The schedule offers courses in Pinhole Photography, Creative Printing techniques, and Alternative Processes for making black and white prints, all delivered by notable professionals.
ILFORD PHOTO Masterclass Instructors Andrew Sanderson and Dave Butcher are both highly regarded around the world, and experts in their field.
Keld © Andrew Sanderson
Andrew Sanderson is one of the UK's leading Photographers and has exhibited regularly in the UK and New York. He is recognised as the leading practitioner of the Paper Negative process, has 3 books published to date and is a regular contributor to photographic magazines.
Big Ben, London © Dr. David W. Butcher
Dave Butcher is a black and white photographer who uses traditional film and darkroom techniques to produce his photographs. He combines his creative talent with an in-depth technical knowledge of the processes involved in black and white developing and printing to produce distinctively unique prints using traditional darkroom methods and materials.
For further details about the courses, and how to book a place, visit
Details of all ILFORD black and white products can be found at www.ilfordphoto.com.
Details of Bradford College can be found at
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