Photo Open Lab
Photo Open Lab
Instructor Barry Umstead
Sign up for extra time in the Darkroom with instructor Barry Umstead! Lab time will not be structured however Barry will be available to troubleshoot and provide guidance.
Students must be enrolled concurrently in PH225 or PH226 or receive special permission from the instructor.
*Includes chemistry and darkroom set up.
Dec 1, 8, 15 and Jan 5, 12
Fort Mason (2 Marina Blvd – Bldg B, San Francisco, CA 94123)
Barry Umstead has been making Black & White photographs since before most of his students were knee-high to a grasshopper. When he took his first Beginning B&W Photo class, Lyndon Johnson was in the White House so, yeah, he’s been doing this awhile. While he cannot claim to have studied with Ansel Adams, he did once say hello to Ruth Bernhard in a local coffee shop.
He has taught photography classes and workshops for several establishments in the SF Bay Area, including UCBerkeley, the Bay Area Photographer’s Collective, and, most recently, the much-missed RayKo Photo Center. His own B&W photographs have been shown and published locally and internationally and were acquired by a regional art museum for their permanent collection.
Barry is looking forward to luring all sorts of students, newbies and old hands alike, to the gorgeous Fort Mason setting to introduce or reacquaint them to the awesome magic of making photographic prints in a traditional wet darkroom. After all these eons, he is still truly, madly, deeply in love with the art form and is dedicated to spreading his love far and wide.