Darkroom Workshops

Have you ever wanted to learn how to develop your own film?  Or create beautiful darkroom prints from your negatives? Or only ever shot digital want to know what film photography is all about?

Workshops are tailored for your requirements and we will cover as much content as possible within the time booked. They are given only to individuals or 2 people (if booked at the same time) to enable a personalised and focused learning environment.

Cost includes film, chemicals, paper and mounting card depending on requirements.
A light lunch and refreshments are also included on 1 Day workshops.

Whether you’re interested in film development, analogue-to-digital workflow, darkroom printing or alternative processes I will create a workshop just for you.

Film photography is a huge a broad reaching medium, to cover as much as possible in a workshop I will tailor the time to your requirements and needs. 

Whether you’re interested in developing your own film at home or learning how to produce prints I can help get you started on your journey into analogue photography.

If you are interested to continuing with what you have learnt I can also offer advice on required equipment and have starter packs available to purchase on the day or after.

Facilities and Location

My darkroom studio is located in Binley Woods, Coventry within easy access from the M1, M6 and M40. A professionally equipped darkroom with facilities to develop and print 35mm, 120 (Medium Format), and 4×5 (Large format) B&W and Colour film.

  • JOBO film processor
  • Light table
  • Epson Scanner
  • De Vere 504 enlarger
  • Marrutt negative dryer
  • 20×24 NOVA slot paper developer
  • 8×10, 16×20, 20×24 trays
  • Mount cutter

Example Workshop Content

Film Photography

Shoot, develop and scan!
  • 35mm, Medium Format and large format
  • Using film cameras
  • Loading roll and sheet film
  • Types of film (B&W, Colour, Slide, Instant)
  • ISO
  • Manual Exposure and metering
  • Pushing and Pulling
  • Tools of the trade
  • Developing
  • Scanning

Darkroom Introduction

Develop, scan and wet print
  • Film types
  • Development processes and chemicals
  • Negative scanning & storage
  • Darkroom prints
  • Paper types, chemicals
  • Contact Prints
  • Enlarging
  • Test Strips
  • Contrast
  • Dodging & Burning

Darkroom printing

Bring your own negative and print
  • Paper types
  • Chemicals
  • Contact Prints
  • Enlarging
  • Test Strips
  • Contrast
  • Dodging & Burning
  • Split Grading
  • Toning
  • Mounting

1 day workshop

Workshops can be booked any day of the week and run from 9:30am to 5:00pm.
Inclusive of all materials, a light lunch and drinks are provided.

Every attendee will leave the workshop with a mounted print of either their own negative or a photo taken on the day.

£140 – 1 Person
£190 – 2 Person

Any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch

Upon booking you will contacted with a short questionnaire to discuss the exact content of the workshop.