Darkroom Essentials | weekend workshop | 2 + 3 Sept 2017

2017-09-02 10:00
2017-09-02 16:00

Darkroom Essentials | weekend workshop
Turn off your computer and get to grips with black-and-white darkroom printing in this weekend introductory workshop. Over two days, you will learn to master the basics of black-and-white photography from capture to print, learning how to correctly develop film, make proof sheets and print individual images with creative freedom. Whether you are a first-time film photographer, or are looking for a refresher course after a dalliance with digital, this two-day workshop is your essential guide to black-and-white darkroom printing.

Students will meet the tutor out the front of Brodburger at the Kingston Foreshore at 10am on the first day.


Day one

  • Shooting (short field trip to capture images)
  • Developing
  • Contact printing

Day two

  • Printing

David Flanagan - is a Canberra based photographer specialising in architectural and abstract aerial landscape photography. After graduating from the Canberra Institute of Technology with a BA Design (Photography) in 2004 David relocated to Sydney and established himself as a successful commercial photographer and acclaimed exhibiting landscape photographer. In August 2012 David moved his family back home to Canberra where he currently works at the Australian National Archives as Exhibitions Coordinator and is also a practising commercial photographer. David was the PhotoAccess inaugural Dark Matter resident in 2015, where he spent six months creating work in the PhotoAccess Darkroom for his exhibition Silver and Gold.

What to bring?
All materials and equipment for this workshop are provided, but participants are welcome to bring their own (working) 35mm SLR camera if preferred. One roll of film and 30 sheets of paper included. Lunch is not provided.

Spring: 2 + 3 September 2017 (Saturday & Sunday) 10am - 4pm both days (5 spots available)

$350 (for current PhotoAccess members)
$385 (including 12 months membership of PhotoAccess)

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Maximum class size: 6
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Other information
Darkroom Essentials was formerly named Introduction to Black-&-White Film and Darkroom. Darkroom Essentials 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 workshop is for beginners. No previous experience in film or digital photography required, though completion of the Camera Skills (or equivalent experience) is an advantage.