Intro to Darkroom (Black and White)

Next Available: Sun, 08 Apr 6:00PM
3.0 hours



A good follow up class to our 'Intro To Analogue Photography (Black and White)' but it is not essential to have previously completed it.

After a darkroom safety induction participants will learn and experiment with creative darkroom printing. Beginning the workshop with simple photograms participants will get an understanding of paper sensitivity and the chemical development process whilst exploring creative alternatives.

Once proficient with photograms we will move on to simple photographic printing from b+w negatives. Participants will learn about aperture on the enlarger, how to critically focus, choose an appropriate contrast filter and how to do a test print with various time values in order to determine exposure for the final print.

The workshop will go for 3 hours.

All materials (including photo paper) will be provided for the class but participants are encouraged to bring along their own b+w negatives if they have them. If not participants will be able to practice using negatives from our stock room.

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What you will learn
  • Simple black and white darkroom operations
  • Experiment with photograms to understand light and paper sensitivity
  • Introductory photographic printing from a negative
What you will get
  • The basic skillset to operate safely in a darkroom
  • An opportunity to experiment with the medium outside of traditional printing
  • The skills to print a photograph from a negative
  • An introduction to the use of contrast filters and aperture to enhance the photograph

What to bring
  • Black and White negatives (if you have them)
  • Apron (optional)
What to wear

Casual clothes that you don't mind spilling developer on (it can stain)

Appropriate for

All ages


NOIR Darkroom

Vendor since 2017

NOIR Darkroom is a community focused creative space in Coburg. Although specialising in analogue photography and darkroom practice, NOIR Darkroom is a place for all creative arts practices.

Consisting of a contemporary art gallery, workshop space, photographic darkroom and art studio spaces, NOIR’s main goal is to facilitate creative art to communities and make fine art more accessible.

By supporting a mixture of emerging and established artists, NOIR aims to grow our creative community and connect artists from different backgrounds with each other.

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Cancelation & Refund Policy

We do not issue refunds on workshops if for any reason participants cannot attend on the day. We can, however, transfer participants into other workshops held at NOIR darkroom.

For special circumstances please contact info@noirdarkroom.com and we will do our best to work with you to resolve the issue.

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05 March 2018 • Intro to Darkroom (Black and White)

This workshop is ace! Jess was super knowledgeable, patient, and fun. I learnt an incredible amount and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get into darkroom printing.