Photography Darkroom Experience

Learn the art of developing your own stunning prints, uncovering the magic of the darkroom.



2.5 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £60
Designed for beginners, this workshop will alleviate any fears you may have by providing step-by-step guidance and support. Our friendly and knowledgeable instructor will lead you through the process, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Over the course of the class, you will learn how to develop your photographs using traditional darkroom techniques. From developing film to printing your images, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the process from start to finish.
Working with high-quality materials, you'll experience the satisfaction and joy that comes from creating something truly unique. Through this immersive activity, you may find yourself feeling inspired, amazed, and even a little nostalgic as you witness your images come to life.
Black and white film with Edinburgh images will be provided. Alternatively, you can bring your own black and white developed film.
At the end of the workshop, you'll proudly take home your very own professionally finished prints.
Knowledge required
Designed for beginners
 
What you'll get
You will take home a few 8x10 prints.
 
What to bring
You can bring your own b&w developed film. Although ready negatives will be provided from which you can make your first prints
 
Location

Summerhall 1 Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL

Lothian Bus Routes 3, 5, 7, 8, 29, 31, 47, 49 (to/from South Clerk Street) and 9,12 (Buccleuch Terrace).Car There is pay and display parking around the vicinity of Summerhall and also at the nearby Meadows.

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Daniel Dabrowski
Daniel Dabrowski

5.0 (3)

I have been involved in photography since I got my first camera when I was 8 years old. Then, the art high school and later the Academy of Art taught me how to best explore the 'secrets' of this medium.
I've lived in Edinburgh for almost 20 years and a big part of that was photographing the city and the rest of Scotland. I was doing it initially on negatives and then digitally.
At the beginning of 2023 I decided to return to this beautiful place called darkroom and use as little new technology as possible to blend into the red light... and so a darkroom space was created on this occasion and I am ready to share my knowledge.
''shoot, process, develop, print'' that is the motto
If you are ready to learn the secrets of taking photos on black and white film, then feel invited. During my workshops we will mainly focus on photos and images. The camera is only a tool to achieve the best possible result.
Small and medium format, large format camera, photographic emulsion, pinhole camera, Polaroid and many other interesting ways of recording images.

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