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Course

Black and White Beginners Darkroom Evening

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Overview

B&W Beginners Evening – Introduction to Darkroom
Tuesday 2nd & 9th August 2022
6:00pm - 9:00pm
£80 / £65 concession

Tutor: Tiu Makkonen

This course runs over two evenings and is the perfect follow-on from the beginner’s introduction to SLR shooting and film processing.  It covers all you need to know to get started printing your own B&W photographs in the darkroom.  You will need to bring along developed B&W film negatives - paper and chemistry are provided.  These sessions offer a comprehensive introduction to the magic of the darkroom and hand printing, covering:

Course contents: Session One

• Introduction to darkroom: enlargers and chemistry

• Darkroom etiquette and Health & Safety

•  Make a contact sheet of your negatives

Course Contents: Session Two 

• Making enlargements from negatives (10” x 8”)

• Exploring basic techniques for enhancing your prints, like dodging and burning

 Supported printmaking for the rest of the session

Tiu Makkonen is a fine art and freelance photographer originally from Finland who has been living and working in Scotland for over a decade. Tiu has exhibited her work in both group and solo shows and currently works as the Facility Assistant at Street Level Photoworks. More info here


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