(note: each instructor may have specific recommendations)

DARKROOM SUPPLIES

  • 35mm camera with built-in light meter, adjustable shutter speed and aperture, and manual focus
  • Kodak Tri-X film or Ilford HP5+ film, 36 exposures (do NOT purchase T-Max)
  • Kodak lens tissue and lens cleaner
  • Thermometer (dial type is more durable than glass)
  • Negative filing sleeves (glassine or plastic 3-ring pages)
  • Scissors
  • Bottle opener
  • Enlarging paper: Ilford Multigrade FB 1K (Glossy Double Weight) 8×10
    *DO NOT buy RC Paper
    *Paper is available in 25, 100, or 250 sheet packages. Buying larger amounts will lower the price per sheet. Be sure to get the paper listed above, not anything that the clerk assures you is “…just the same…”
  • Soft clean watercolor brush or “Static Master Brush”
  •  “Dust Off” (canned air)
  • Towel

SUPPLIES FOR FINAL PROJECT PRESENTATION

  • 000, 0000, or 00000 spotting brush
  • Smooth white mounting board (instructor will specify type and size)
  • Bienfang Buffer Mount acid free dry mount adhesive
  • Hard pencil, kneadable eraser
  • #270 Logan matting blades

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:
**This book is only available at the Columbia College Bookstore**
Photography: Custom Edition for Columbia College Chicago
Barbara London, Jim Stone, John Upton

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