Darkroom: Color Photography

In this workshop we will discover the disappearing art of traditional color darkroom photography! In this six-week course, you will develop 35mm or medium format negatives and print enlargements in a darkroom using color chemistry similar to that used at 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 smartphone? This workshop is the perfect introduction to the world of color analog photography.

Please note: this classroom is accessible by stairs only.

This is an in-person class that will take place in our photography studio with strict social distancing protocols and a maximum of 6 students in the space. Students will be required to wear masks for the entire duration of the class. Please see our COVID-19 community safety policies.

Tuition Assistance is Available
To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 10.

Pictured work by Corin Bellomia, Amanda Durham, Dominique Ellis, Emad Hasan, Amanda Jensen, Estefania Orozco, and Sarah Hill.

What you will learn:

  • How to develop color negative film using different chemistry

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

Required supplies:

  • For the first class, bring 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 as well.