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Black and White Analogue Photography

Caterina Pacialeo
  • Term: Term Four 2017
  • Start Date: 14 Oct 2017
  • End Date: 2 Dec 2017
  • Time: Saturdays 10am–2pm
  • Number of Classes: 8
  • Teacher: Caterina Pacialeo
  • Level: Beginner , Intermediate
  • Age: All Ages
  • Location: The National Art School
  • Availability: Unavailable

Have you got an analogue film camera in the back of the cupboard that you’d like to use? Learn the fine art of black and white photographic practice and be introduced to all aspects of the medium, including camera operations, shooting black and white film, hand-processing methods, and the full darkroom experience of printing your own black and white artworks. Experience the tactile world of analogue photography in the immersive spaces of the studio, laboratory and darkroom. Caterina Pacialeo gives you step-by-step instructions on how to use the camera, go on photographic excursions, develop film, analyse negatives, operate an enlarger, make test strips and contact sheets, and use filters, over- and under-exposures, chemical processes and best workflow practices. She teaches you to create your own hand-crafted, richly toned prints, paying attention to fine detail and bringing meaning and mood to the images. She also introduces you to the photogram technique, using found objects to make unique photographic prints. Bring your own SLR analogue camera, film and photographic paper; all chemicals are provided.

Caterina Pacialeo

Caterina Pacialeo is a photographic artist whose work focuses on environmental portraits, representing people, places and diversity. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Masters of Art in Photomedia UNSW Art & Design. She was a finalist in the Olive Cotton Award in 2006 and 2008 and exhibited in the 23rd Chelsea International Fine Art Competition, Agora Gallery, New York. Her portfolio was reviewed at Photo LA in 2013 and exhibited at the Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado, in 2015. Caterina has been working as a photographic artist, freelance photographer and lecturer at TAFE NSW Sydney Institute for over 10 years.

Pen and notebook to jot down notes and ideas

B/W Film 35mm (ILFORD125 or 400)


Small hand towel

8x10 inch Photographic paper (ILFORD, pearl)

Rubber Gloves

Protective clothing and covered footwear essential