You will build on your existing experience of black-and-white analogue printing. You'll learn how to improve print quality and judge the right grade and quality paper needed for the image. There will be an exploration of the use of flashing and controlled fogging, and you'll learn specialist techniques such as lith printing, toning and the process of solarisation. We'll also help you reach a high standard of print finishing and print mounting for presentation and you're encouraged to produce a series of work.
We have two fully equipped professional darkrooms with a wide range of enlargers for both 35mm and medium format film for you to make use of throughout the course. Specialist processes will be taught through talks, demonstrations and workshops, while practices will be developed through assignments and discussion. The approach to learning is creative and experimental, with individual attention given to each student.
Workshop materials are supplied, and you'll be advised on appropriate materials to purchase for your work to make what is considered to be a good print, focusing on the choice of the correct grading of paper. The course will also look at the chemistry of process for both film and papers, how to make your own developers and how to choose the right developer for your film and paper.
The first week will consist of an overview: the different types of enlargers and photographic papers, making a contact sheet and making test strips. The following weeks will be used to hone printing skills such as dodging and burning, paper flashing and how to make your own developers to get the best print from your negative. The aesthetic of the print will be discussed in terms of paper type, cropping and image size.
Autumn dates will be confirmed in August
One day a week for five sessions
|Day and time||
Saturday, 11.30am to 5.30pm
|Maximum class size||12|
A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
The course fee includes the cost of materials.
Booking for this course isn't open at this time as the dates of the next intake are not yet confirmed. Please get in touch for further information or register your interest to receive notification as soon as booking opens.
Please note, the deadline to book a place on one of our short courses is one week before the start date. If you have missed the deadline, please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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