Thinking Of Doing This Course?

You don’t need to know anything It may be useful to know abit about photography (exposure triangle and possibly composition), which might save you some time and money on wasted endeavours - But you don’t need to know anything at all! In my class, there were 2 design students, 2 interior architecture students, 1 landscape architecture student, 1 computational design and I was the only student in engineering. Most had some sort of experience with either a DSLR or even owned a film camera - however a few of them had never touched a camera before - and that fine! [Read More]

Printing film exposures on the enlarger

Flip the film so that the shiny side is up Then rotate the film 180 degrees (such that the text is upside down) Then place it in the film holder Note: Hold by the film borders! Focus the image - using a focus scope would be useful! Contrast Filters Contrast filters help to modify the tonal contrasts inside the film. Start with contrast 2.5 then adjust accordingly [Read More]


Low Intensity Reciprocity Failure describes the phenomenon where if the same total exposure is given to photographic material over a longer period of time then the density of the image generated is lower (effective speed is reduced) [Read More]

Adventure Log / Outtakes

This post contains the dump of images that probably wouldn’t make it into the other posts Paddington Campus (COFA) The Darkroom Film! Developing Film Musings [Read More]

Visual Journal (II)

Contact Sheets Printing f/8 10”,15” @ 29cm - the background makes the exposure a bit hard to use. Even after different contrast filters, the background stands out too much. Vision Enlarger: f/11 5” @ 11cm, Contrast 1.5 Too light Enlarger: f/11 5” @ 11cm, Contrast 2.5 Better Enlarger: f/8 5” @ 11cm, Contrast 2.5 Too dark Enlarger: f/11 3” & 5” @ 11cm, Contrast 2.5 Left too light, right too dark [Read More]

Assessment 2 - Make What Will Happen

Assessment 2: Make What Will Happen Portfolio - Click here Journal - Click here Identity Piece 1 - Vision “Am I still me?" Combination of two exposures, each independently exposed on half the page “I am not who I think I am I am not who you think I am I am who I think you think I am” - Thomas Cooley Piece 2 - Self Piece 3 - Concealed “Look past me, but there is nothing here nor behind” [Read More]

Processing Film

TL;DR Load the film into the tank Wash Develop Stop Fix Wash Clean Wash Wet Loading the Film Into Tank Turn off the light Take out the film from the canister Cut out the film leader - smooth end Find the tabs on the spool that mark the entrance of the spiral Slide the film in, locked past the sprocket Rotate one side of the spool Cut the end of the spool - smooth end Place the spool over the post, then into the tank Place the funnel on Place the lid on, vacuum seal it by pushing some air out [Read More]

Exposure Triangle

Shutter Speed - Duration of light Aperture - Amount of light ISO (ASA / Film Speed) - Sensitivity of the recording medium Aperture A high f-stop (large number) makes more of the image sharper and clear ISO ISO < 400 - Outdoors ISO > 400 - Indoors A higher ISO will produce more noise and grain Light Meter [Read More]


Man Ray Man Ray combines multiple exposures together to produce a complex and intricate image. He uses variadic light sources (changing their position) as well as the effects of casted shadows to further create depth and a sense of 3D-ness Walead Beshty Walead used the physical attributes of his photograms as core components of the artwork itself. For example, he uses the creases of the paper in the photogram to create depth, and he focuses on the relationship between the material and the image. [Read More]


First I searched for a vector image of a mountain (Mountain Vectors by Vecteezy) I then opened the image in Illustrator and changed all the colours to greyscale (removing the gradients). I then cleaned up the image, removing some extra trees, deleting some anchor points, and reordering some components. After, I split the image into different layers, based on their lightness I then printed out each layer and cut out the masked sections. [Read More]