Analogue Photography Workshops

Print your negatives!

Have you ever wanted to print your negatives using traditional darkroom processes? Spend a day (or more!) in my fully equipped, professional darkroom and together we will work through your negatives, creating contact sheets, test strips and final prints.

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Bring previously developed negatives or experience how to develop your own, we begin the day introducing a range of processes and techniques, working towards producing prints from your photos ready for you to display on your own wall or give as a gift.

The day is tailored to your experience and requirements and we’ll be sure to pack in as much as possible in the time available.

The workshop takes place on a one-to-one basis in The Darkshed, my own professionally equipped darkroom in Binley Woods, Coventry.

Online

Streaming LIVE from the darkshed, bringing analogue and film processes direct to you and groups via the internet.

Utilising a multi camera setup, viewers can experience the magic of film photography, darkroom printing and photo-chemical image making.

Perfect for photography clubs and art groups these sessions are easily accessible to anyone with an internet connection and computer or mobile phone.

Using streaming technologies such as Skype, Google Meet, Zoom, YouTube or Twitch the workshops can be delivered to your audience as you require.

Get in touch today to discuss availability.

On location

Add an educational and enjoyable analogue photography workshop and demonstrations to your event.

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Bringing analogue photography to your group or workgroup is an engaging way to explore photographic processes and image making to all age ranges.

  • Paper negative portraits
  • Cyanotypes
  • Pinhole Cameras

Get in touch today to discuss availability and options for an onsite workshop that is perfect for your event.

Case Study : Leamington Gallery and Museum – Diane Arbus Exhibition

Facilities and Location

The Darkshed (darkroom studio in a bespoke built shed) 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

Topics

Film Photography

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

Darkroom Introduction

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

Darkroom printing

  • Paper types
  • Chemicals
  • Contact Prints
  • Enlarging
  • Test Strips
  • Contrast
  • Dodging & Burning
  • Split Grading
  • Toning
  • Mounting
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