Darkroom: Color Photography

In this workshop we will discover the disappearing art of Traditional Color Darkroom Photography! In this four week course, you will develop 35mm or medium format negatives, and print enlargements in a darkroom using similar color chemistry to the ones used in your local Mom & Pop Foto-Mat. Do you want that funky 70-80’s retro look in your 8×10 or 11×14 sized shots? Do you want a hands-on approach rather than pressing a button on your smart-phone? You will master all of this in one term.

Pictured work by Spencer Carrow, Stephanie Bonham, Amanda Jensen, Emad Hasan, and Grace Marie Keaton. 

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • How to develop color negative film using different chemistry

  • How to enlarge, color correct, and print your own color photographs using traditional chemistry

Requires supplies for this workshop:

  • For the first session you will need two items: an exposed roll of color film (35MM, or 120MM), or any previously shot sets of negatives. You will be encouraged to shoot new rolls for this class, too

  • All chemistry for color developing is included in your studio fee

  • You will need a camera to shoot rolls of film and you will need to purchase paper. You instructor suggests this paper to start:
    Aristacolor RA-4 Color Paper Lustre – 8×10/50 sheets