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

Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available


Extended Day 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. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. 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.

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

What you need for camp/program: 

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