Beginner Darkroom returns to DCP as an in-person workshop! Please view our COVID policies and procedures here. When you register, you will need to sign our COVID policy agreement and waiver. Everyone entering DCP is required to wear a mask at all times.
Photography can be so much more hands-on than pixels trapped behind a glass screen. Liberate your images into the real world! You’ll learn to process your own black and white film, make contact sheets, select the best frame for printing and work with an enlarger. Using chemistry and light, you’ll create unique prints, completely hand made by you.
This introduction to black and white darkroom is for only two kinds of people: those who have worked in a darkroom and want to get back into it and those who haven’t done it yet! It’s the perfect blend of science and art and as close as you’ll get to alchemy.
Our darkroom facility was custom built specifically for teaching small groups. We have a film processing area, a printing darkroom with 10 enlarger stations, custom sinks, ample air conditioning and ventilation systems, and wise teachers to help you develop your skills.
WHAT TO BRING:
- One roll of exposed 35mm or 120 Kodak or Ilford black and white film. No XP-2 or similar C41 process film. If you aren’t sure, write us and ask!