Art Photography at Union University introduces students to the fundamentals of traditional black and white film photography. In beginning photography classes, students learn how to operate manual 35mm SLR cameras, process black and white film, as well as produce silver gelatin prints. As students grow in their knowledge of the fundamentals of photography and continue to pursue art photography classes, they are urged to think more critically and challenged conceptually to produce bodies of photographic work. Advanced art photography classes, begin to mix film and digital photography, in addition to learning the practicalities of using flash and studio lighting. The printing lab is outfitted with 16 workstation areas, each with a photo enlarger made by either Bessler or Omega. Class instruction includes visual lectures, practical demonstrations, in-class discussions and critiques centered around students assigned work. Photography students have 24-hour access to the darkroom and printing labs on campus to produce their bodies of work.