Summer School – B&W Darkroom Photography

This course is ideal for beginners who would like to learn how to print their own black and white photos. Students will be shown how to use the darkroom, enlargers, and photographic chemistry properly to achieve successful results

What The Course is About:

You will be taught the correct method of assessing a negative, making test strips, contact sheets, prints and photograms. Students can also learn how to process their own black and white films. The course is very practical, and darkroom safety is highlighted throughout.

Materials Required:

Black and white prints can be made from camera negatives, or digital negatives created from mobile phones or digital cameras. Photograms require everyday objects that are either transparent or solid, a combination of both always works well. You will need a hard back envelope to take your prints home at the end of the session. The school stocks 7x5 inch black and white photography paper in the shop, and if you need film this can be purchased locally at Wex Camera Shop near Putney Station.

Previous Experience:

Suitable for complete beginners who have never used film or taken a photo before as well as seasoned professionals who want to develop and print old school photographs.

End of course:

What will I achieve? You will learn the basic principles of black and white darkroom printing to attain the correct exposure and contrast for your prints. You will understand how to use the enlargers, and how to correctly process your prints using black and white chemistry. Using your knowledge of printing you will be able to manipulate your image by dodging and burning, or combine different printing techniques to create something more experimental.

Info to follow

Starting July 2024

Class Code: 0724-12388

Price: £48.00

Location: On-Site

Tutor: Simon Fernandez

July 23rd, 2024

Tue 10:00 - 16:00

  • 23 Jul 2024 - 10:00 to 16:00

Class Code: 0724-12412

Price: £48.00

Location: On-Site

Tutor: Simon Fernandez

July 30th, 2024

Tue 08:00 - 17:00

  • 30 Jul 2024 - 08:00 to 17:00