Shooting With Film class offered in April
GRINNELL – It may be “old school” or even “retro,” but film is still a great photography medium, and the darkroom is something every photographer should experience at least once. Iowa Valley Continuing Education is offering a “Shooting With Film” course on five Thursdays, April 4 through May 2, at the Iowa Valley Grinnell campus.
“Digital may be in, but film isn’t dead,” asserts instructor J.O. Parker, an award-winning Poweshiek County photographer. “I’m inviting photographers of all ages and experience levels to dust off that old film camera in the closet, load a new roll of black and white film, and take a journey back in time. Each participant will shoot two rolls of black and white film, develop the film, and make prints in the darkroom. If you’ve ever wanted the complete photography experience, this course is for you!”
The course will include in-class demonstrations, assignments, and critiques. In addition to on-campus meetings the class will include several trip to use a dark room in Grinnell.
A native of Oklahoma, Parker is currently the editor of the Poweshiek County CR newspaper in Grinnell. He holds an associate degree in graphics technology and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural journalism (photojournalism). His images have won numerous awards through the Iowa Newspaper Association, and he also offers family and senior portraits and team photos through his business, Parker Photography. Parker and his wife, Debbie, have self-published two Iowa photography books.
Participants will meet at Iowa Valley Grinnell, 123 6th Avenue West, in room 109 from 6 to 8 pm on each of the five Thursdays. The instructor will provide the black and white film, but each student must bring a SLR 35mm camera. Space in the class is limited, and registrations and payments must be received by March 28. Cost of the course is $60.
To register, contact Iowa Valley at 1-800-284-4823 and refer to course number FUN-1207-025. Registrations can also be completed online at www.IowaValley.com; click on Register Now.