COURSES AND TRAINEESHIPS
1. SHOOTS for beginners
The course will start from the rudiments of photography that are essential for a correct and aware use of the camera, both analog and digital.
It will be aimed at amateurs of photography who are not experienced in shooting techniques, but who are willing to become thoughtful authors of their own images.
2. DEVELOPING AND PRINTING for beginners
For those who want to be seduced by the b/w analog print. The course is aimed at a very limited number of students (3/5) and it will be carried out in the developing and printing labs at the MuDiF. The students will learn how to develop their own shots in b/w and how to print them onto photographic paper.
3. IDENTIFICATION OF THE ANTIQUE PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES
Short but essential introduction of the history of photography and its techniques.Study of the problems concerning the identification of the main historic photographic processes.
The students will practice identification on several historic photographic supports, both negative and positive.
The course is mainly addressed to those who already work in the field of the preservation of historic photographic heritage, to library and museum workers and to university students.
4. FIRST STEPS IN HALTING THE DETERIORATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPORTS
First steps in halting the deterioration of historic phototypes.
The course will start from the analysis of the degenerating conditions of the historic photographic supports and will let the students speculate on the correct cleaning and preserving operation.
It is addressed to those who already work in the field of the preservation of historic photographic heritage, to library and museum workers and to the university students.
5. ANTIQUE PRINT TECHNIQUESIntroduction to some of the very first print techniques from the 19th century. The course will be composed of a theoretical part followed by some practice: silver prints, iron salt prints and pigment prints. It is aimed at the students of photography and to those who are passionate about the reclamation of historic photographies.