An Introduction to Darkroom Printing

When

Sat, 16 March 2024

10am-4pm

Where

MAKE by Narture Studios - 30 Newmarket St, Ayr KA7 1LP

Further info

Cost: £95

Book

Type: Workshop

If you’ve attended one of our analogue film processing workshops and want to print

your negatives or if you’ve just always wanted to learn the process, this course is the

perfect introduction to darkroom printing.

In our brand-new darkroom space, we’ll familiarise you with the darkroom

equipment, enlargers, safe lighting & processing equipment. You’ll be instructed in

chemical preparation safety and taken step by step through the printing process

before going solo and printing your own images. All under the guidance of our

resident darkroom tutors.

All materials and chemistry supplied. Bring your own 35mm negatives or we can supply from our archive.

Owing to the size of the darkroom, places are limited to a maximum of 6 per session,

so book early.

Plan for the day:

• The Darkroom space, A run through all the equipment.

• Dry Side/Wet Side what’s the difference?

• Safelighting. What it is, why we need it and when to use it.

• Coffee

• How to select a good negative and mount into the enlarger.

• Introduction to black & white processing chemistry.

• Introduction to printing papers

• Creating and analysing a test strip demonstration

• Expose and develop print demonstration

• Lunch

• Hands on create your own test strip

• Hands on expose and develop your own print

• Washing, drying and print finishing

• Q&A and group discussion

Limited spaces so book early!

Remember to check out our other workshops in photography and darkroom

technique.

Fantastic and informative workshop, great for a newbie like me. Enjoyed the workshop immensely.” Monika

There is so much fun in the process and everything was well paced and explained. You’ve given me confidence, thank you.” Jemma

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