Analog Film & Darkroom
The warm red light and woozy chemistry of the classic darkroom is nostalgic for some, and a brand new experience for others. This is a place full of surprises; from seeing your first print appear like magic in a developer tray, to discovering happy accidents through the experimental process of darkroom printing. You never quite know what might happen.
Re-discover the unmistakable vibe of film-based photography with hands-on workshops hosted at our partner facilities at Gowanus Darkroom.
Book a private analog lesson
Our Darkroom Partners
Thanks to our alliance with these two wonderful Brooklyn organizations, we're able to provide classes and workshops in the time-honored Analog techniques developed over a more than a century. To find out more about our partner organizations, visit them directly below.
Over 8 weeks we'll cover basic film camera operation, darkroom skills, black & white film processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement. We'll delve deep into more advanced techniques like contrast filtration, dodging and burning, combination printing, print toning, hand-coloring, alternative printing and more. You'll complete printing assignments each week with included darkroom membership for the duration of the class ($400 value).
The Photo Cafe is a conversation series on what it takes to succeed in the photography industry. Over drinks, the Seeing Collective x BKC presents intimate discussions and shares ideas on various topics with experienced photo industry professionals.