Darkroom Workshop | Analog Photography Umbria
Darkroom Workshop Umbria is the course for to learn the basics of film handling, film development and silver gelatine photography printing in the darkroom
2 days full immersion course
A two-days full-immersion hands-on workshop to be held in the Umbrian Tiber Valley, during which you will practice the analog photography darkroom techniques for to develop a black and white roll of film and how to print it in the darkroom with silver gelatine photo paper.
Every student (max 6) will operate on their own negatives, get them developed and contacted, have some enlargements from the best shots in the darkroom during the last day of the workshop.
You will go back home with your films developed, a contact sheet each and some blow-ups of your best frames.
What will you learn and do at the end of these two-days darkroom workshop in Umbria?
Participants will learn how to prepare chemicals, how to handle them, how to beahve in the lab, how to properly develop a black and whirte roll of film and how to make prints out of it.
This course is not a batch developing session. Students are asked to show up with a maximum of 3 rolls of film and not epecting to get all of them developed. We will start with one and – if everythingh will go smooth – we will then proceed with the next steps. In case the first roll goes wrong forort any reason, we will go on with the second one, and so on.
Same rules apply to printing phase: thi is not a batch printing course. Rather is a workshop for to learn how to print in your own darkroom. The course will provide you with the necessary skills to make good silver gelatine prints at home.
Materials to bring with you for personal use
All materials and equipment needed are provided with the course fee. Every participant should arrive with at least three rolls of film already shot but developed. We will do development in the lab.
There is a specific for the films we can use and we cannot. Please read carefully the Film Guide at TheDarkroom Academy blog for to be ready with the right tools.
Accommodation is up to each participant. B&B, country houses, hotels are available nearby the workshop location. A bargain accommodation is available at Foresteria dei Servi in Sansepolcro. Ask us for more information.
This alternative process workshop is managed by the guys at TheDarkroom Academy. When you click the button ‘Register” a redirection to thedarkroom.it website for to complete registration will occur. Complete course details, including materials and accommodation are described there.
Program of the two-days darkroom workshop in Umbria
- Meeting and the premise at 9:30 for starting the course
- chemistry and procedures for black and white film development
- use of open light lab
- developing tank and practical film development
- film finishing
- the darkroom
- chemicals and procedures for silver gelatine photo printing
- negatives contacting
- critics on film exposure vs film development
- feedback on the work done
Everybody are free for dinner and accommodation
- darkroom work with photo printing
- how to control exposure and contrast in the printing phase
- basics of local contrast and exposure control in the darkroom (post production)
- tips and tricks for silver gelatine handling and finishing
- final feedback and greetings