Darkroom: Art of the Fine Print
The Art of the Fine Print is about having fun while expanding your knowledge of darkroom basics in a very collegial environment. You will deepen your technical and artistic skills, explore new techniques, and harness your negative’s character to produce some very fine silver prints. You will also learn precise methods of exposure and development to produce much richer negatives.
As Ansel Adams wrote,”the negative is the score, and the print is the performance.”
Every night consists of open darkroom printing under the one-on-one guidance of instructor Rick Wright. Rick treats every student equally and endeavors to help them improve their vision, their expression, and their print quality. Short discussions by fellow students help everyone in the learning process. This class is for those already comfortable with the basics of darkroom printing. We have a lot of fun!
Please note that this classroom is accessible by stairs only.
What will you learn in this class?
Mastery and understanding of the language and values in a black & white print
Mastery utilizing: contrast choices, split filtering, selective burning & dodging
Greater precision with film exposure in-camera for richer, fuller-tone negatives
Knowledge of aesthetics, composition, personal expression, and style
Negatives (35mm, 120mm, or 4 x 5 inches)
Multi-grade (fiber or rc) paper ready to print
Dry hand towel