Shoot. Develop. Print. Film Camera Experience

Taking photos with a film camera and further processing them in a photographic darkroom.


Daniel Dabrowski
Daniel Dabrowski
5.0 (3)

6 hours Class size 1 to 2     label £140
You'll discover the captivating world of film photography and learn the step-by-step process of shooting, developing, and printing your own photographs. No prior experience is necessary, so don't worry if you've never touched a film camera before!
In this class, you'll begin by learning the basics of operating a film camera, understanding exposure settings, and composing your shots. You'll then dive into the magical world of the darkroom, where you'll develop your own film negatives and see your images come to life. Finally, you'll explore the art of printmaking, where you will learn how to make stunning prints from your negatives using traditional darkroom techniques.
Throughout the class, you'll be working with film cameras and professional-grade darkroom equipment, providing you with an authentic experience of the analogue photography process. Don't be surprised if you find yourself feeling a sense of wonder and excitement as you witness your images appearing on paper, right before your eyes.
By the end of this workshop, you'll have a collection of beautifully printed photographs to take home and showcase, along with newfound skills and a deeper appreciation for the art of film photography. Get ready to unlock your creativity and immerse yourself in this enriching activity.
Knowledge required
For beginners or for someone who wants to refresh their skills.
 
What you'll get
Developed film, contact sheet of your negatives: 5 prints, 10x8 inches.
 
What to bring
all materials will be provided
 
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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