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’
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