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Learn the art of film photography and darkroom printing in NYC, and master techniques like developing film, enlarging prints, and creating stunning black and white images.

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5 Days of Siderotypes

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

Dive into the enchanting world of siderotypes in this immersive five-day darkroom workshop at Penumbra Foundation. Explore diverse iron-based processes including cyanotype, argenotype, and platinum/palladium, unlocking a spectrum of colors and tonal ranges. Perfect for photographers of all levels seeking new avenues of self-expression through innovative printing techniques.

(8) All levels 18 and older
$1,510

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Lith Printing

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of creating unique silver gelatin prints with a lith developer in this immersive two-day workshop. Discover the delicate warm tones and gritty shadows that lith printing brings to your images. Experiment, explore, and develop a foundation for your future personal work in the darkroom.

(8) All levels 18 and older
$875

2 sessions

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Digital Negatives and Platinum Palladium Printing

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

Learn the art of combining digital and analog techniques in this hands-on course at Penumbra Foundation. Discover how to create unique platinum-palladium prints using enlarged digital negatives or film negatives. Explore various creative options and finish the course with beautiful prints and the skills to continue working independently.

(8) All levels 18 and older
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$1,408

8 sessions

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Basic Darkroom

The Photography Workshops @ 66 Crosby Street, New York, NY

"The alchemy of the art that was and still may be the standard for well over a century and a half." -Jeffrey Apoian In this one-day course, you will be able to: Understand what is involved in making a photographic print Learn how to properly expose a roll of film Mix chemistry Spool your film in total darkness and process it in daylight Make a contact print by selecting a negative and make an enlargement on the negative Make an enlargement/print...

(16) All levels 12 and older
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$425
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Cyanotype Printing

The Photography Workshops @ 611 Broadway, New York, NY

The cyanotype process, developed by John Herschel in England in the 1830's, was one of the first photgraphic technique utilized for printing images.  It involves the application of a chemical solution to papter, a negative overlay and then exposure to the sun or an intense light source.  The image appears as a mixture of blue tones that are almost magical.

(16) All levels 14 and older
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$285
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Photograms: An Introduction to the Darkroom

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

Unlock your creativity and learn the art of photograms in this beginner-friendly workshop at Penumbra Foundation. Dive into the darkroom as you explore the limitless possibilities of creating images without a camera. Experiment with light-sensitive material and objects' shadows to capture stunning and unique works of art.

(8) All levels 18 and older
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$875

2 sessions

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Darkroom Intensive

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

Unlock the artistry of analog photography in Penumbra Foundation's immersive Darkroom Intensive. From capturing images with 35mm manual cameras to mastering the intricacies of darkroom printing, participants will embark on a journey of discovery guided by expert mentors. Whether novice or intermediate, this workshop offers a transformative experience, empowering students to create stunning prints and pursue their passion for photography with confidence.

(8) All levels 18 and older
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$1,235

4 sessions

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Glass Negatives

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

Has the bankruptcy of Kodak got you down? Worried that film might go away forever? Well, worry not. In this workshop, Lisa will teach students how to create their own glass negatives in camera from scratch. Students will learn the techniques of preparing the plate, pouring collodion, exposing, developing, fixing and varnishing as well as chemical mixing and safety. In addition, students will learn the nuances of printing from a glass negative,...

(8) All levels 18 and older
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$495

2 sessions

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Lillian Bassman Inspired Darkroom Techniques

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

Lillian Bassman was one of the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century. Her imagery was transformed into poetic and glamourous works of art, achieved through innovative darkroom techniques such as bleaching, blurring, staining, etc. She was interested, she said, in “creating a new kind of vision aside from what the camera saw.” In this workshop participants will explore black & white silver gelatin darkroom printing techniques...

(8) All levels 18 and older
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$495

2 sessions

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Digital To Wet Plate: Wet Plate Printing

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

This wet plate printing course will be an intensive introduction to the wet plate process that was the leading mode of photography in the 1850′s and 1860′s, combined with the ease and simplicity of working in a contemporary darkroom with enlargers. The process must be completed while the plate is wet; the images are exposed, developed, fixed, and washed, and images are viewable within minutes. Workshop participants will learn how to create...

(8) All levels 18 and older
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$495

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Platinum Palladium Printing

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

Since the 19th Century, platinum prints have offered a photographic tone unsurpassed by any other medium. In this workshop students will combine this capability with 21st Century digital imaging technology. Students will begin by following a procedure to test and calibrate digital negatives from a photo quality inkjet printer that will have the range and tonal scale needed to produce fine Pt/Pd prints. The course moves between the digital printer...

(8) All levels 18 and older
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$495

2 sessions

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Mordancage

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

The Mordançage process was initially created to apply as a film reversal process and was later named the 'Etch/bleach' process. Known for ‘the veils’ - an expressive use of the emulsion to create unique prints ranging from diaphanous to chaotic, this process has so much more to offer in terms of depth, techniques, and creative choices beyond the veil. In this two-day workshop, participants will learn how to apply the mordançage chemistry...

(8) Intermediate 18 and older
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$775

2 sessions

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Essential Black & White Darkroom

BKC @ Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St , Brooklyn, NY

Who should take this class Are you a digital photographer looking to expand your knowledge of photographic technique and history?  Maybe you took a darkroom class in school and want to get back to your roots?  Is there something about photos shot on film that you love but can't explain why?  If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you should definitely check this class out. What you will learn The great standard-bearer of...

(325) All levels 13 and older
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$905

8 sessions

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Vandyke

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

This workshop will cover and demonstrate the techniques and procedures for making these aptly named Van Dyke brown prints. Different chemistry formulas, emulsions, coating methods and paper choices will be discussed. The ability of combining the Cyanotype Process with the Van Dyke Process will also be discussed. Students should be prepared to bring in several of their own images in negative form. Medium and large format B&W negatives, paper...

(8) All levels 18 and older
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$245
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Chemistry Safety and Mixing

Penumbra Foundation @ 36 E 30th St, New York, NY

This workshop will introduce students to the proper safety measures when mixing, storing and using various chemicals. Instructor Morgan Post will demonstrate how to mix chemistry for Cyanotypes, Vandykes, Albumen, Salt Printing, Wet Plate Collodion, Kallitypes and Platinum/Palladium and its many developers. This course will answer questions like: Can I mix this type of acid with this type of chemical? Is it safe to store this in a hot darkroom?...

(8) All levels 18 and older
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Essential Photography: Black and White Darkroom

BKC @ Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St , Brooklyn, NY

Over 6 weeks we'll cover basic darkroom skills, including black & white film processing, test strips, contact sheets and negative enlargement. We'll delve deep into more advanced techniques like contrast filtration, dodging and burning, combination printing, print toning, hand-coloring and more. You'll complete printing assignments each week with included lab hours, plus a final project to be submitted to our regular Student Shows....

(325) All levels 13 and older
No upcoming schedules
$495

6 sessions

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Complete Analog Darkroom

BKC @ Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St , Brooklyn, NY

Fully immerse yourself in the Analog process with this rigorous 12-week course.  From analog camera shooting mechanics in both 35mm and medium format, to processing film, to printing in both black & white AND color, and learning skills to adjust tonality, color-correct prints, formulate chemistry and use alternative processes to generate physical art objects. You'll receive a 3-month limited membership to Bushwick Community Darkroom, including...

(325) Intermediate 13 and older
No upcoming schedules
$1,095

12 sessions

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Crash Course: Color Darkroom

BKC @ Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St , Brooklyn, NY

The class will cover basic enlarger operation, contact printing of negatives, as well as color filtration to balance out color casts and achieve a great-looking print. Additionally we'll discuss proper darkroom etiquette and safety so that you'll be able to use the color darkroom with confidence. In a few short hours, you'll be well on your way to creating luminous photographic enlargements with that extra magic that only analog technology can provide....

(325) All levels 13 and older
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$135
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Analog Darkroom Basics: Black & White Printing

BKC @ Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St , Brooklyn, NY

In three hours, we’ll show you how to take a 35mm black-and-white film negative and print it using an enlarger and traditional chemistry.  You’ll learn how to make test strips, contact prints, enlargement prints and how to properly develop, fix, wash and dry your print.  This is a very basic introduction to the darkroom, covering only the printing phase. For a more detailed workshop covering the full process from capture to print, try...

(325) Beginner 13 and older
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Crash Course: Analog Color Darkroom

BKC @ 110 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY

The Analog Color Darkroom workshop is for anyone interested in learning about the color photography printing process in the traditional color darkroom. If you're a digital shooter looking to discover the unparalleled dynamic range, smooth tonality and dreamy rich colors of analog negative film and paper, this is the perfect introductory class for you.  What you will learn:  The class will cover basic enlarger operation, contact printing...

(325) Beginner 16 and older
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Reviews for Darkroom Classes in NYC

Darkroom Classes in NYC are rated 4.6 stars based on 349 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Crash Course: Color Darkroom

    Anonymous review on 3/6/2018
    Teacher was super helpful, and willing to thoroughly explain all questions. You’re able to take this class even if you’ve never been in a darkroom before.
  • Basic Darkroom

    Reviewed by Kerry P. on 1/15/2018
    Jeffrey was great! He helped fix my camera and guided me through the entire process. I would highly recommend it!
  • Basic Darkroom

    Reviewed by Bastien G. on 12/6/2015
    Had a perfect day with this class. Starting with shooting a roll of film in the street and then discovering the darkroom. Very small group very appreciable, Really gives the opportunity to discover and practice the way it should be ! I highly recommend this class !
  • Cyanotype Printing

    Reviewed by John T. on 11/22/2015
    I thought this class was excellent and I would recommend it to beginners and photography professionals alike. It was a good balance of hands on work and theory. Jeffrey was passionate and technically proficient.
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