Intro to Caffenol - Eco Darkroom Photography Workshop

Developing your film and printing your photographs in the darkroom using Caffenol (a coffee-based developer)

7 hours Class size 2 to 4     label £220

In this one-day workshop with photographic artist Catriona Grey, you'll learn in a small group how to use easy-to-obtain ingredients to mix up Caffenol, a coffee-based photographic developer. Lower the amount of harmful waste used in your darkroom printing by switching to Caffenol!

Taught in a large, clean, well-equipped darkroom in Camden, you'll have access to enlargers, chemicals, and photographic paper. Please shoot one roll of 35mm black and white film (ideally Ilford HP5 400, Kodak Tmax 400, or Fomapan 400) and bring it to the workshop.

During the workshop, you will:

  • Develop your film in the darkroom using Caffenol
  • Make a contact sheet from your film, printed using Caffenol
  • Print in the darkroom (from negatives and making photograms) using Caffenol. Caffenol produces really good negatives and delightfully rich, warm prints that look as though they have been slightly toned.

You will enjoy this if you like:
  • Photography
  • Darkroom work
  • Making your work more sustainable and eco-friendly
  • Having a new hands-on creative experience.

Knowledge required
What you'll get
A sheet of developed negatives, a contact sheet, and several small prints to take home.
What to bring
Clothes they don't mind getting messy or permanently stained.

Darkroom London - London, England

Unit 10, Burmarsh Workshops

Intro to Caffenol - Eco Darkroom Photography Workshop location
Your teacher

Hi, I'm Catriona, I teach experimental and hands-on photography techniques. Embrace the hand-made, the tactile, the happy accidents, the goop, make actual THINGS.

All classes are small and run in a wonderful space in Camden, at Darkroom London.

I teach Polaroid lift, Chemigrams, Liquid Emulsion, Caffenol darkroom.

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