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The Perfect Negative | Rewind Photo Lab

  • The Perfect Negative | Rewind Photo Lab

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The Perfect Negative | Rewind Photo Lab

How do you expose for the perfect negative? 

In this program you will learn how to create  the perfect  film  negative  (Colour  or  Black  &  White).    

We  will  cover  manual  camera  functions,  the  full  principles  of exposure, 
understanding  and  selecting  the  best  film  for  your  projects  and  analysing  your negative  to  further  develop  your  understanding.    

Each  week  you  will  be  given  a  weekly  assignment  and  Rewind Photo Lab will  process  your film and provide  prints  for  group  review. 

Please  note the course cost does not include processing costs. A discount will be given to all Contact Sheet course participants on  all  services  at  Rewind  during  the program  dates. 

The program runs over three sessions each session three hours with a break. 

Session dates and times:

- Saturday 1st September, 15th September and 22nd September 2018. 
- 10am-1pm.

This program is run in collaboration with Rewind Photo Lab 
Rewind is a photo lab in Sydney, specialising in film processing, scanning and professional printing.

About your Mentor - Ben Ali Ong 

Ben Ali Ong is an artist working predominantly across photography, video and mixed media. Choosing to work solely in black and white, his brooding photographs are defined by their use of dream-like imagery. Often blurry, grainy and scratched – Ong’s pictorial choices appear to be made completely at random, creating a disjointed and surreal narrative. Ben has been exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions for over a decade and has been a finalist in many prestigious photographic awards including The Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award, The Redlands Art Prize, The Olive Cotton Photographic Prize, The Moran Photographic Prize and the Blake Prize. His work is held in numerous corporate and private collections such as the Macquarie Bank Art Collection. He has been represented by leading Gallery's such as United, Tim Olsen Galley, Boutwell Draper, and is now a part of Artereal Gallery in Sydney's line up of Represented artists.

Ben completed a Diploma of Photography in 2004 and since then has worked full time as a Photographer, Artist, and Technician. From 2004-2017 he worked with Master Printer Warren Macris as a technician for some of Australia's leading Photo Artists and Educators, with well over a decades experience in both analogue and digital imaging. Currently he works at Rewind Photo Lab primarily as a Fine Art Inkjet Printer and Scanner.