Intro to Darkroom

Next Available: Wed, 30 May 6:00PM
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A good follow up class to our 'Intro To Analogue Photography (Black and White)' but it is not essential to have previously completed it.

After a darkroom safety induction participants will learn and experiment with creative darkroom printing. Beginning the workshop with simple photograms participants will get an understanding of paper sensitivity and the chemical development process whilst exploring creative alternatives.

Once proficient with photograms we will move on to simple photographic printing from b+w negatives. Participants will learn about aperture on the enlarger, how to critically focus, choose an appropriate contrast filter and how to do a test print with various time values in order to determine exposure for the final print.

The workshop will go for 3 hours.

All materials (including photo paper) will be provided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring along their own b+w negatives if they have them. If not participants will be able to practice using negatives from our stock room.

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What you will learn
  • Simple black and white darkroom operations
  • Experiment with photograms to understand light and paper sensitivity
  • Introductory photographic printing from a negative
What you will get
  • The basic skillset to operate safely in a darkroom
  • An opportunity to experiment with the medium outside of traditional printing
  • The skills to print a photograph from a negative
  • An introduction to the use of contrast filters and aperture to enhance the photograph

What to bring
  • Black and White negatives (if you have them)
  • Apron (optional)
What to wear

Casual clothes that you don't mind spilling developer on (it can stain)

Appropriate for

All ages

Cancellation & Refund Policy

We do not issue refunds on workshops if for any reason participants cannot attend on the day. We can, however, transfer participants into other workshops held at NOIR darkroom.

For special circumstances please contact info@noirdarkroom.com and we will do our best to work with you to resolve the issue.

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02 May 2018 • Intro to Darkroom

We had a great time at the workshop, it was really good value for 3 hours of experimenting and learning in the darkroom. We got some great (and some less great!) prints to take home with us and the whole experience made us realise and appreciate just what a technical and fine art analogue photography can be. Jess is great and gives simple and clear instructions in a fun and chilled atmosphere.


05 March 2018 • Intro to Darkroom

This workshop is ace! Jess was super knowledgeable, patient, and fun. I learnt an incredible amount and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get into darkroom printing.