Cameraless Photography: Introduction to Darkroom

This camp will allow students to explore the analog beginnings of the medium of photography. Students will learn how to make camera-less images in the darkroom by making photograms and cyanotype prints. This will lead into the larger segment of the course, where we will delve into pinhole photography. Pinhole imagery is the oldest photographic technique with a camera, and led to the advent of contemporary image making. Students will make their own cameras and learn how to print their images in the darkroom. If you are interested in the history of photography and analog photographic techniques, then this is the course for you!

Ages: 13-17

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Course Date:
Monday, June 11, 2018 to Friday, June 15, 2018
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available


Extended Day (Pool) available until 5:30pm

Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $370

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $840

This camp is designed for beginners as well as experienced photography students. No prior experience is necessary.


William Major is a Master of Fine Arts candidate in photography at the University of Georgia. His work has focused on documenting the southeast United States through multiple projects including imagery from Appalachia, wrestling, competitive eating, and stock car racing. Major is proficient in analog and digital modes of photographic image making. Major has a passion for education, and has taught and been a teacher’s assistant for photographic classes at the college level since 2012. This is William’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

Please be sure to wear clothing which may get dirty or stained during the photography process. Please also bring and wear closed toed shoes.

A detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you two weeks before camp begins.