February 11, ICP at THE POINT Wednesday Teen Class: This is already our fourth class of the winter semester. After looking at and analyzing some amazing images in our visual presentation, we focused on printing our first photos in the black-and white-darkroom. Since we made contact sheets last week, we were able to edit our work and make a selection of images we wanted to print on 8×10 paper.
ICP at THE POINT students looking at a slideshow about black-and-white documentary photography. Credit: Corey Torpie, ICP Teaching Assistant
Students view a visual presentation, featuring work by Elliot Erwitt showing a worm’s eye view. Credit: Emma Strugatz, ICP Teaching Assistant
Student Stephanie edits her contact sheet with ICP Faculty Chantal Heijnen. Credit: Corey Torpie
Student Tony puts one of his negatives in the negative holder. Credit: Chantal Heijnen
Student Stephanie is about to develop her very first print in the darkroom. “I’m so excited!” Credit: Corey Torpie
Student Tony takes his print out of the stop bath. Credit: Corey Torpie
View of student Tony’s photo projected through the enlarger. Credit: Emma Strugatz
Student Tony checks his test strip in the light of our classroom to make sure he chooses the right exposure time. Credit: Corey Torpie
This is Tony’s final print, which portrays his friends. Credit: Emma Strugatz
We continued processing the film that students shot at home for their Personal Vision project. Janea is interested in photographing architecture, while Franny loves to document her family at home and her friends at school.
Student Janae preparing developer, which are chemicals used to process film. Credit: Corey Torpie
Student Franny checks water temperature to make sure it’s 70 degrees Fahrenheit – the perfect temperature to process film. Credit: Corey Torpie
Janae and Franny agitating chemicals while processing their film. Credit: Corey Torpie
Students Stephanie and Caitlin squeegeeing their film before putting it in the film dryer. Credit: Corey Torpie