Dark Arts | six-week beginners darkroom course

2016-07-24 13:00
2016-07-24 16:00

Dark Arts | six-week beginners darkroom course
Begin your journey of mastering the art of traditional black-and-white printing in this darkroom course for beginners. Over six weeks, you will learn to make silver gelatin prints in the PhotoAccess darkroom, developing your printing creativity and confidence. By the end of the course, you will have the skills to correctly develop film, make contact prints, master exposure, control contrast, and dodge and burn your images. In the final week of the course, you will learn to scan your negatives and prints to digital using the PhotoAccess scanner.


Week one

  • Photographic history and theory
  • Basic camera skills
  • Short photo walk around the Kingston foreshore

Week two

  • Film developing
  • Contact printing

Week three

  • Introduction to printing and print exposure

Week four

  • Controlling contrast

Week five

  • Dodging, burning, and introduction to creative printing

Week six

  • Introduction to negative and print scanning
  • Printing practice
  • Feedback and course review

Robert Agostino - Robert is a Canberra-based photographer. He has exhibited broadly across Australia, and his works are represented in private and public Collections both nationally and internationally. Robert is also a regular educator of traditional photographic processes, and currently Education Officer at PhotoAccess.

What to bring?
All materials and equipment for this course are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own working film camera if preferred. Two rolls of film and 40 sheets of paper included.

Week one, (Sunday) 1-4pm, and weeks two-six, (Mondays) 6-9pm. 2017 dates coming soon.

$390 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$425 (including 12 months membership of PhotoAccess)

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Maximum number of participants: 6
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Other information
Dark Arts was formerly named Beginners Black-&-White Film and Darkroom. Dark Arts also serves as an induction to the PhotoAccess darkroom for first-time users. On completion of the course, participants will be qualified to use the PhotoAccess darkroom.

Who is this class for? This course is for beginners. No previous experience in film or digital photography required, though completion of Camera Basics one-day workshop, or Camera Skills (or equivalent experience) is an advantage.

You may also be interested in
Darkroom Essentials weekend workshop, and Negative Thinking: Shooting black-and-white film for beginners one-day workshop.