The objective of this course is to provide the student with basic skills in shooting with both 35mm and DSLR cameras, and to offer experiences developing and printing black and white film in the darkroom. (Students interested in learning more about digital processing and production with Lightroom and Photoshop can co-register for the seven- week course Digital Darkroom Essentials, which will run in the second half of the term.) Class time will be spent working in the darkroom, on lab demonstrations, and in discussion of student work. In addition to technical lectures and reviews, a selection of images from the history of photography will be shown and discussed throughout the term. The slide presentations will introduce students to various photographic genres with an emphasis on contemporary practice. Short reading and writing assignments will be required.