Whether you are new to film photography or you have previous experience of the darkroom and want to refresh and revisit, this course is a great way to learn how to shoot beautiful photos and process and print your own black-and-white film.
Learn the craft of processing black-and-white film and darkroom printing. This intensive darkroom course will take you from the basic fundamentals of black-and-white 35mm and medium format film, through to the more advanced techniques for producing exhibition-quality prints. Run in our fully equipped darkrooms, the course will cover printing on resin-coated and fibre-based variable contrast papers, dodging and burning, pre-flashing, and caring for your prints and negatives.
The course will be a fully immersive introduction to using film and to the art of hand printing. We will look at past masters and contemporary photographers working in black and white. We will discuss genres and how to begin to make a body of work. You will also have the chance to photograph around east London and immediately return to our unique fully-equipped darkroom facilities to process and print your work and see your vision come to life.
If you have always wanted to learn how to shoot, process and print your own black-and-white film, or develop your skills in this area, this is the course for you. Perhaps you have previous experience of darkroom but would like to refresh your memory and hone your skills. This course is for anyone who would like to make pictures using film and would like to see their vision resulting in beautiful black-and-white prints.
The first day will be spent learning about different processes and the photographers who use them.
We will spend time in the darkroom learning a range of experimental processes, pinhole cameras and the cyanotype process. We will dedicate the rest of the week to processing films and developing darkrooms skills, to produce a series of contact prints, work prints and an exhibition-quality print.
|Course dates||Summer dates will be announced Spring 2020|
|Length||Four consecutive days|
|Day and time||Monday to Thursday, 10.30am to 4.30pm|
|Maximum class size||8|
A 20% discount is available for:
If you're eligible for the 20% discount, please contact us before booking.
Materials are included in the course fees.
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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