introductory to black and white darkroom workshop

Black and White Darkroom Workshop

In this four-session hands-on introductory black & white darkroom workshop you will learn how to process your own film, print your own images, and how to mat and frame your final print. With a maximum of four students in the workshop, emphasis will be placed on quality darkroom time and personal attention with instructor and fine art photographer Hendrik Paul.


  • The first two-hour class will be spent outside of the darkroom learning the important steps of processing and printing through a slide lecture and examples of Hendrik’s own work.
  • The two three-hour Saturday classes will be spent in the darkroom learning hands-on about processing film and printing images. If time allows, Hendrik will also bring in a 1920s glass negative from which he’ll make a couple of sample prints.
  • The final class will be a group critique, during which we’ll about each other’s prints and experiences. Hendrik will also demonstrate various toning options he uses in his work, as well as demonstrate matting and framing techniques to display your work.

Required materials:

  • For the first Saturday darkroom class (processing film) each student will need to bring at least one roll of exposed black & white film, either 35mm or 120mm. Hendrik recommends Ilford HP5.
  • For the second Saturday darkroom class, students should bring their newly processed negatives, or any other set of black and white negatives—new or old—they wish to print.

Price includes $50 lab fee covering photo paper and chemistry for processing and printing.

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