Beginners Film & Darkroom Course

Introduction to film and darkroom techiques.

DatesSubjectLocationDurationPersons Cost
Mar-NovLandscapePerthshireOne Day3 max£200
Mar-NovSeascapePerthshireOne Day3 max£200
Mar-NovStill LifePerthshireOne Day3 max£200
Mar-NovPortraiturePerthshireOne Day3 max£200
Note: All courses mon-fri only

This course is ideal for those with an interest in film photography and looking to learn the art of traditional photographic printing. Taking place at my custom built darkroom in rural Perthshire, you will spend the day shooting a roll of black and white film, developing the film and creating a print to take home with you.

The day starts with coffee and introductions, after which we will venture out into the outdoors or in my studio to shoot a roll of black and white film. Once shooting is complete, we will head back to my darkroom to develop the film then break for lunch. After lunch, we return to the darkroom where we will move on to the magical process of creating a contact print where you will choose the best image from which you will make an 8×10 print to take home with you.

What’s included

Camera*, film, light meter, paper & chemicals, aprons, gloves. (*you may use your own camera) Nespresso coffee and home baking

What’s not included

Lunch, soft drinks, accommodation

Skill you will learn

How to meter the scene using a handheld light meter
How to load film into developing tank
How to process a roll of film
How to produce a contact sheet
How to do basic dodging & burning

LOCATION: Craigdallie Studios, The Braes, Craigdallie, Perth & Kinross PH14 9QT
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING: Packed lunch, suitable clothing footwear for outdoors.
NOTE: Aprons, gloves etc are provided, but you should be aware that you will be working with chemicals which may stain clothes so please bear this in mind. Whilst the chemicals used are safe, if you have or are prone to breathing difficulties, this course may not be suitable for you.

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