This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing classic film photography into one action-packed day.
After meeting at our partner darkroom, we'll demonstrate how to properly load film and set up your camera. You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints. Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.Who should take this class?
Intermediate and experienced digital shooters who want to try shooting film. Anyone interested in the overall process of analog film capture, processing and printing in a classic darkroom setting.
Be in a weather-appropriate attire for going outside.Prerequisites
If you've never taken photos in manual mode, we highly recommend taking Field Guide I or Digital Photo I, or at the very least Crash Course: DSLR, prior to taking this class.Q&AQ: What is the minimum age requirement for kids to attend? A:
All ages are welcome.Q: Are materials provided and included in the price of the class? A:
No, you need to bring your old film-based SLR if you have one, though we do have manual SLR cameras to rent.
Materials provided (included in cost of the class):
- 1 roll of Kodak Tri-X black and white film (400 ISO, 24 exp)
- All resin-coated photographic paper
- All development chemistry
Since this is an all-day session we will have a lunch break, so you might want to bring lunch.