Black-and-White Film Portraits

Course Code: 22MCEFB105

Dates: August 8-12, 2022

Meets: M, Tu, W, Th and F from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET

Location: ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Course Tuition: $965

There is a long and rich history of black-and-white film portraits in photography. From the first daguerreotype, to contemporary photographers such as Dawoud Bey, the portrait on black-and-white film continues to have a strong presence in the medium. Working with natural and artificial light in the studio and on location, students explore the traditions and process of black-and-white film portraiture, learning about essential decisions involving context, focus, and framing. The class learns techniques for directing photographic subjects and composing images to create a more compelling portrait. The class also includes technical instruction on different types of film available, camera ASA, and metering.

Course Level / Prerequisite: Intermediate: You are familiar with a camera, whether film or digital. You understand aperture, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, histograms, and how to control focus. You are comfortable editing and processing your images. You may want to learn how to utilize your camera in a more thoughtful and articulate way, or learn more about lighting or how to utilize theoretical concepts in relation to your portfolio of work.

In accordance with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, all Continuing Education students are required to be fully vaccinated and to have received the most recently available booster shots in order to attend onsite courses. This includes courses taking place at the ICP School location (79 Essex Street - entrance at 84 Ludlow Street) as well as offsite locations. Students will be required to provide proof of their vaccination status during the registration process, unless an exemption has been granted. ICP requires masks to be worn while in class, and while in other public areas of ICP, to protect the health and safety of all employees, students, and visitors. We encourage students, faculty, and staff to wear a KN95 and/or KF94 mask at ICP. These policies are subject to change at anytime.

Courses are subject to minimum enrollment. In order to comply with ICP’s COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Policies, registration for this course will close two days prior to the start date of the course.

Students attending in-person courses will be required to complete ICP’s online Daily Health Screening prior to entering the ICP school.

Image: Ken Collins
Image: Ken Collins, “persona 7”, ‘PERSONA’, 2019
Fee: $965.00

Fee Breakdown

Course Fee (Basic)Course Tuition$ 895.00
Mandatory FeeMaterial Fee$ 70.00

ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

Ken Collins

Faculty Bio
Date Day Time Location
08/08/2022Monday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
08/09/2022Tuesday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
08/10/2022Wednesday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
08/11/2022Thursday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)
08/12/2022Friday10 AM to 5 PM ICP (84 Ludlow Street)

For the first class, please bring in examples of analog black-and-white portrait photography that is interesting or inspiring. Historic or contemporary work is welcome.


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