Introduction to Black & White Photography

12 March 2022, 10:00 - 16:00

£110 per person

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A step up from our taster sessions, this two-leg workshop is an introduction into the start-to-finish process of analogue black and white photography. You’ll be joining practicing photographer Natasha Edgington takes you from loading the film and making the photographs, through to processing and printing your negatives. You will leave this workshop with several hand printed silver gelatin prints and your roll of processed film, ready to return to the darkroom confidently during our open access.

On day 1, you’ll spend the morning getting to grips with loading your film and working a 35mm film camera, shortly followed by a 1 hr photowalk in Wakefield city centre. You’ll then return to the darkroom to process your film and learn about the alchemy behind the development process. Your film will then be left to dry for when you return for part 2 of this workshop.

On day 2, you’ll come back to your processed negatives and review them with Natasha, making a selection for print. You’ll be guided through the darkroom printing process and begin to make and refine your own silver gelatin prints, ready to take home with you.

You will be offered a 35mm camera (unless they prefer to use their own) and given one roll of 35mm film for the photowalk. You will process this roll of film yourself and also make a number of prints from some of the negatives.

Additional Dates

  • 12 March 2022, 10:00 - 16:00
  • 19 March 2022, 10:00 - 16:00
  • Who is the Workshop for?

    This course suits those who are new to analogue photography or those who need a refresher. If you are totally new to darkroom processes and want to try a shorter workshop, we would suggest starting with our darkroom printing or processing ‘Taster Sessions’, before moving onto a more in depth understanding on our ‘Intro to Black and White Photography’ and finally, when you feel like you have a good basic knowledge, you arrive at ‘Daniel T Wheeler’s Darkroom Masterclass which is where you’ll leave feeling equipped with advanced extensive technical knowledge and having made a series of refined silver gelatin prints.

  • Do I Need to Bring Anything?

    Students are not required to bring anything. The Art House have 35mm cameras, Ilford paper and an inspiring selection of photobooks available for this workshop, however, should you choose to work with your own camera please do feel free to bring your own.

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Workshop and course bookings can be cancelled and refunded up until 7 days before the scheduled start date. Our workshops support the work we do as a charity, and because materials and equipment are ordered in advance, we regret that refunds cannot be offered less than 7 days before the workshop date. Please note that Eventbrite’s booking fee is non-refundable.

Bookings cannot be transferred between courses however bookings can be transferred to another person in the event that you are unable to attend on the day.

In the event that The Art House needs to cancel a workshop for any reason, for example due to tutor illness or if lockdown measures are put back in place your ticket will be refunded in full.

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