Introduction to Darkroom Photography

Immerse yourself in the darkroom this summer and see what develops. You will learn how to operate a 35mm camera’s settings for greater control and then how to develop the film you shoot. Through one-on-one darkroom instruction learn to manipulate images and how to finesse your printing techniques. This special summer workshop provides you with the opportunity to hone your skills twice a week and requires no prior experience.

This workshop meets twice a week, for eight sessions total.

Please note that this classroom is accessible by stairs only. Please contact Fleisher for more information.

What you will learn in this workshop:

  • Basic knowledge of film camera usage

  • Knowledge of developing film

  • Ability to print from negatives

  • Ability to finesse their prints with knowledge of printing techniques such as dodging and burning, using contrast filters, etc.

  • Basic knowledge of a couple of advanced print manipulations, such as toning and solarizing

Required supplies for this workshop:

  • Single lens reflex camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speeds

  • Kodak Tri-X / Ilford HP5 35mm film

  • Ilford IV RC photographic paper (25 sheet box)

  • 8×10 photo print files

  • Canned air or ‘Dust-off’

  • Anti-static cloth

  • 3 ring binder note book for storing negatives and prints

  • Photographic blotter book for storing wet prints in after class

  • #25 red filter, when photographing skies in B&W, this filter helps bring out definition in clouds