Black & White Film and Darkroom Workshop

Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd of July 2022

Available from June to September 2022 for groups of  2 – 5 participants

This workshop 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.  Also included is a session on how to scan your negatives and digitally process them. Everything you require for the holiday is included.  Every participant can use one of our own 35mm film cameras for the duration of the workshop and there’s a ready supply of film, 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 Workshop

 

Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd of July 2022

 

Available from June to September 2022 for groups of  2 – 5 participants

 

This workshop 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.  Also included is a session on how to scan your negatives and digitally process them. Everything you require for the holiday is included.  Every participant can use one of our own 35mm film cameras for the duration of the workshop and there’s a ready supply of film, 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 and all photography activities.

€647

Programme

Day 1  1 session of 4 Hours

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

We’ll spend the first session visiting the local beach and rocky shoreline around Dunquin, an opportunity to relax and take in the wondrous surroundings that are to be found at the very edge of The Dingle Peninsula.

Starting at the very beginning with the film camera controls, we discover  how to use the aperture, shutter and meter to obtain a correct exposure.   If you can bring along a digital camera with manual settings, you’ll find this a great way to learn everthing about obtaining correct exposure.

Following a short break, you’ll load a film in your camera and begin exposing your first film.

Day 2  2 sessions of 4 hours

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 until the next session.

With the first film dry, the negatives will show us how well we’ve managed to expose the first film and we can address any issues before we head out into the fabulous landscape and  expose another roll of film.  During this session we also have the opportunity to try out and experiment with filters in B&W photography.  Last task of the day is to develop and process these rolls of film, ready for printing tomorrow.

All the locations we visit during this workshop 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. 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.

Day 3 2 sessions of 4 hours

9.00 am  With all  the films dry, cut and inserted into negative sleeves, we’ll discuss the overall printing process before we each print a contact sheet, which provides us with a miniature of each photo to use as a guide for choosing which of our negatives to print full size. We’ll then begin printing our chosen negatives full size on to photographic paper using an enlarger and darkroom chemistry.

Following a mid day break we’ll take a look and experiment with some more advanced printing techniques that will allow us to alter the contrast and local density of our finished prints.

 

Day 4  1 session 3 ½ hours

10.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.

We’ll explore the various methods of how to process a negative into a digital image, including a full demonstation using a flatbed scanner and some examples of the software that is available.

The workshop comes to a finale with a full recap, where everyone’s welcome to ask any questions. We can discuss the various ways and methods for processing and printing film with limited space or resources and moving on to setting up your own darkroom.

 

 

 

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 Film and Darkroom Workshop 4 Places

Tuesday 19th to Friday 22nd of July 2022

€647 per person (discount for 2 persons sharing available)

Single room and breakfast for 3 nights, includes​ all photography materials & activities.

 

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 single room, breakfast 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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