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[ SAVE $100 ] Essential Black & White Darkroom (6 weeks)




Who should take this class

Are you a digital photographer looking to expand your knowledge of photographic technique and history?  Maybe you took a darkroom class in school and want to get back to your roots?  Is there something about photos shot on film that you love but can't explain why?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should definitely check this class out.


What you will learn

The great standard-bearer of photography is the black & white darkroom.  Over a hundred years of innovation can be accessed here, and we'll introduce you to a wealth of techniques photographers have been honing for decades.  

Over 6 weeks we'll cover basic darkroom skills, including 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, hand-coloring, cyanotype, toning and other darkroom effects.  You'll complete printing assignments each week with included lab hours, plus a final project to be submitted to our regular Student Shows.


What to bring

A 35mm or medium format film-based camera.  We have a limited number of 35mm SLR cameras for rent; please contact us if a camera rental is needed.





Meets 6 consecutive weeks

TUE, Apr 19 - May 24, 2016, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm @ Gowanus Darkroom


NOW $295 (SAVE $100)

Earlier Event: April 17
Crash Course: Darkroom Basics
Later Event: April 21
Crash Course: Darkroom Basics