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Langara Photo-Imaging Program – Photo 1215 with Tomo Tanaka


Another post in an effort to digitize all of the work I did in the Langara Professional Photo-Imaging Program. You can see all the previous posts here. In the second semester of the program Photo 1215 focused on technical photographic concepts and the necessary measurements to ensure a consistent output. The assignments in this course were:

  • Flare Curve and DlogH Curves
  • pH and Specific Gravity Measurements
  • Quality Control Testing
  • Hi-Res and Multimeter Usage
  • Digital Camera Dynamic Range Testing
  • Digital Greyscale and Output
  • ICC Profiling

Through this course I learned how to:

  • use a transmission densitometer to read densities from control strips and negatives
  • use a reflection densitometer to read densities from control strip prints
  • plot given densities values on a quality control graph and make diagnostic evaluations from these control plots
  • describe the procedures that are customarily followed in handling of factory prepared control strips from the time of receipt to filing after they have been read on a densitometer
  • list the steps in correct sequences and the the function of each step for black and white negative processes
  • evenly illuminate (without any glare) a greyscale, exposing it correctly, develop the images without any marks, scratches, streaks etc. Read the resulting densities on a transmission densitometer and plot the reading on an appropriate graph
  • list the five most common components and function of a black and white developer solution
  • take pH measurements of at least three different photographic solutions using narrow pH papers and a pH meter
  • make specific gravity measurements using a hydrometer of at least two different processing solutions
  • be able to use a multi meter and apply the theory of basic electricity to photo-imaging
  • be able to design digital grayscale for use in testing digital output systems
  • assess output from digital devices and correct as required using ICC profiling devices
  • understand basic color management concepts
  • work in a color managed workflow
  • optimize output from a digital camera

Until the next binder…

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