Intro to Darkroom

Black and White

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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

Refund Policy

NOIR Darkroom requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer.  Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email NOIR Darkroom to organise a refund or transfer

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Terms & Conditions

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 if we receive notification prior to 24hours before the class. 

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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31 January 2020 • Intro to Darkroom

This is amazing workshop and I highly recommend this to everyone who loves camera and intricacies involved in developing film.


23 January 2020 • Intro to Darkroom

Great course! Jess was wonderful and explained everything that we learnt really well. Would recommend


15 June 2019 • Intro to Darkroom

Was an amazing class! Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to take the next step with their film photography.

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