Rediscover photography with a handcrafted process and scan your negatives to be retouched in Photoshop
Nowadays, analog photography has given way to digital photography in almost all creative fields, from advertising to journalism, but there are still some lovers who highlight their virtues and prefer the reel over the memory card.
Carlos Rodríguez - better known as CAROGA - is one of them. With more than 25 years of experience, CAROGA has experimented with all types of cameras, development processes, editing and digitization, and in this course you will be introduced to the artisanal world of home-made film rolls of black and white film.
What's included in this course?
You will begin knowing the work and influences of CAROGA in the artistic and photographic field.
Then, it will explain the development process and the materials that you will have to obtain to do it. You will analyze the different techniques to do it, such as the development by agitation, rotation and immersion and the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them.
Carlos will tell you what it takes to reveal a roll of photographic film at home, the types of tanks that can be used and the chemicals used in this process to prepare the indicated dilutions. In addition, you will use a mobile application that will help you carry out the process more quickly.
It will also tell you about the correct way to dry the negatives without damaging them, to later store them and keep them in optimal conditions.
You will see the process of scanning the negatives, through different options to digitize your film and discover the advantages and disadvantages offered by each alternative. Also, you will analyze some common mistakes when performing this procedure.
Finally, you will work on editing basic lighting settings, focus, shadows, contrasts and cleaning your images in Adobe Photoshop.
What is this course project about?
At the end of the course you can reveal a black and white film roll from your own home, digitize the negatives and retouch the images on a computer.
Who is it aimed at?
To professional and amateur photographers, as well as anyone interested in learning the process of developing black and white photographic film.
You will need basic knowledge of photography and, in terms of materials, you must have a roll of film in black and white, a development tank with reel, graduated glasses, thermometer, tweezers, scissors and some chemicals that Carlos will specify throughout the course.
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Carlos Rodríguez Garrido, better known as CAROGA, is a Mexican photographer with more than 25 years of experience in advertising, editorial and portrait areas who has worked with brands such as Harley Davidson, Whirlpool, Burger King and Procter & Gamble.
Carlos has a degree in Communication Sciences from the ITESM Campus Monterrey (Mexico) and has studied specialization in photography in Switzerland and the United States. In addition, he is a Nikon brand ambassador in Mexico.