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.
This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day. You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints. Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.
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).