Black & White Film and Darkroom Weekend

Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th May 2019

This weekend provides a complete introduction to film and darkroom for any level of experience and knowledge in which you’ll learn how to use a film camera, develop your film and print photographs from your negatives in the darkroom. Everything you require for the holiday is included and every participant is given a Minolta 35mm manual camera with lens and films to use for the duration of the holiday and there’s a ready supply of filters, tripods and other accessories.

“Capture your images with  film, develop your negatives and then print your own photographs using traditional darkroom methods”

Black & White Film and Darkroom Weekend

 

Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th May2019

 

This weekend provides a complete introduction to film and darkroom for any level of experience and knowledge in which you’ll learn how to use a film camera, develop your film and print photographs from your negatives in the darkroom. Everything you require for the holiday is included and every participant is given a Minolta 35mm manual camera with lens and films to use for the duration of the holiday and there’s a ready supply of filters, tripods and other accessories.

“Capture your images with  film, develop your negatives and then print your own photographs using traditional darkroom methods”

Based at:

An Portan Guest House

Dunquin, Co Kerry, Ireland.

3 nights Includes single room, breakfast, dinner and all photography activities.

€595

Programme

Thursday afternoon

Arrive and meet at An Portan in Dunquin for Tea and Coffee 3.00 – 4.00 p.m.

4.00 p.m. A visit to the beach and rocky shoreline in Dunquin provides the first opportunity to relax and begin to familiarise ourselves with a 35mm film camera.

Dinner at 6.00 p.m.

7.00 p.m. We’ll start at the very beginning with the 35mm film camera controls and learn how to use the aperture, shutter and meter to obtain a correct exposure before loading and exposing our first film. We’ll return to An Portan following sunset around 9.30 p.m.

Friday

9.00 a.m. We’ll get familiar with the processing equipment and procedures before practising the film loading process and then doing it for real with the film we took yesterday evening. Once the films are processed and drying in the cabinet, we’ll take a break for lunch, local options include Louis Mulcahy’s pottery café, Ballyferriter Village or Dingle.

2.30 – 5.30 p.m. With the films dry we’ll print a contact sheet, which provides us with a miniature of each photo to use as a guide for choosing an image to print full size.  From the negatives and contact sheet we’ll be able to see how well we’ve managed to expose the film and we can address any issues before we shoot another roll.

6.00 -7.00 p.m. Dinner at An Portan.

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. We’ll load another film in our cameras and explore some of the wonderful local coastal locations until sunset & dusk.

All the locations we visit during the weekend are easily accessible with a short walk using paths, tracks or reasonably level ground from where we park. There is also a range of filters, holders and tripods available for everyone to use as they wish during the weekend. In the event of unfavourable weather conditions, the schedule of activities may change and we may relocate indoors, taking full advantage of An Portan’s spacious conference and sitting room.

Saturday

9.00 a.m. We’ll load some more film and visit a range of different subjects around The Dingle Peninsula. We’ll experiment with B&W filters which change the contrast of our images.   We’ll take a break for lunch, local options include Louis Mulcahy’s pottery café, Ballyferriter Village or Dingle.

2.30 – 5.30 p.m. We’ll process everyone’s films from previous sessions and as soon as they’re in the drying cabinet, we’ll begin printing with a full demonstration before you print your own.

6.00 -7.00 p.m. Dinner at An Portan.

7.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. We’ll continue printing our negatives in the darkroom.  Depending on the weather and the light we may go out to catch the last light of the day!

 

Sunday

10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. We’ll continue printing in the darkroom and try out some basic techniques including contrast control, dodging and burning in.  If anyone has prints still drying at the end of the session they’ll be posted on to you during the week.

Traditional Darkroom Black and White Photography

  • Ideal for any level of interest, ability and experience
  • Metering, exposure and composition techniques
  • Develop and process your own film by hand
  • Unlock your creative potential at wonderful locations
  • Print and take home your own B&W photographs

Reserve your Spot

Black & White Analogue Weekend 5 Places

Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th May 2019

€595 per person (discount for 2 persons sharing available)

Includes single room, breakfast and dinner for 3 nights, all photography materials & activities.

Secure your spot with a deposit of €119




Location: An Portan, Dunquin, Co. Kerry, Ireland. 

Learn more about An Portan Guest House

Non-participating sharers are welcome, please use the contact form below for details, or indeed if you have any other enquiries.

Includes room, breakfast dinner and all photography activities.

Travelling to Dingle and Dunquin

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Bookings:

083 830 1788

+353 83 830 1788

info@dingledarkroom.com

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