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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Elspeth Ross
  • Course Code C21PGYC02F

What you will learn

This workshop will take place in our well-equipped b/w wet darkroom. It will introduce students, that have never printed in the darkroom before, to the fundamentals of black and white printing, and will allow others, that have already had some experience with black and white printing, to explore advanced techniques. Whether you are a beginner, or have already printed in the darkroom before, you will be able to work at your own pace. You will build on the printing skills according to your level and produce high-quality b/w prints. The course will include topics such as photograms, test strips, contact sheets, printing on multi contrast resin-coated paper using filters (and fibre based paper for advanced users), as well as dodging and burning techniques. As the course mainly covers printing photographs from already processed film, participants should bring b/w negatives that they can use. Watching your print appear under a red light is magic you will never forget!


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This is a hands-on course and will be delivered in our well-equipped B&W wet darkroom in Chelsea Centre with social distancing. You will learn actively and will practice the demonstrated skills during the sessions with continuous support by the tutor.

    Entry requirements

    A passion for B&W Darkroom printing

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The course is suitable for complete beginners, or those who have had experience in B&W printing.

    What you need

    You will need to have your own B&W negatives, or film to process. You will also need B&W paper to print, however you could purchase that in college on the first day of the course