NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!
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.
- Simple black and white darkroom operations
- Experiment with photograms to understand light and paper sensitivity
- Introductory photographic printing from a negative
- 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
- Black and White negatives (if you have them)
- Apron (optional)
Casual clothes that you don't mind spilling developer on (it can stain)
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.
NOIR Darkroom requires 48 hours notice via email prior to the start of a class or event for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. We do not offer refunds for missed classes. There are no fees for refunds or transfers. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email NOIR Darkroom to organise a refund or transfer
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 if we receive notification prior to 24hours before the class.
For special circumstances please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to work with you to resolve the issue.