Intro to BW Roll Film Processing
$100 for individual or $75 per person for groups (up to four people), 2 hour session

This is an introductory course for photographers who are new to darkroom, and would like to learn how to process their own film. In this course you will learn the step-by-step process of developing your own 35mm or medium format film in the darkroom.

please contact me if you are interested in learning sheet film processing

Foundations of Black and White Printing

$235 for individual or $175 per person for groups (up to two people) 2.5 hour session

In this one-on-one course you will learn the fundamental skills of black and white gelatin silver printing. This course is best suited for beginner to early intermediate printers, whether it’s your first time in the darkroom, or you're in need of a refresher to more seriously commit to a regular printing practice, this is the class for you!

We will begin with an overview of chemistry set up, selecting and preparing your negative for print, and how to use an enlarger. Depending on level of experience, different areas that we can focus on include: understanding what makes “good” negative, making contact sheets, stylistic considerations in tonal range and density, and split grade printing.

Students can choose between 8 x 10 or 11 x 14 resin coated paper. Please bring your own negatives (35, 120, or 4 x 5).

Advanced Exhibition Printing for Fine Art Photographers
$900 for individual 8 hour session (including lunch!)

This in depth course is designed for photographers who have a committed practice in black and white photography and are ready to produce their own professional quality exhibition prints, offered as a work day from 10am - 6pm. We will spend the day working on a selection of three to four images from your portfolio and implement advanced dodging, burning and split filter printing to produce a final set of gelatin silver prints. We will examine the aesthetic considerations of your artistic influences and work to match the tonal qualities of these works through traditional darkroom printing methods. In addition, you will learn how to handle, finish and care for large fiber based prints, this will include archival washing and toning, print squeeging, and use of a dry mount press to flatten prints. Learning the intricacies of fine art printing you will be equipped for a long term practice (and love) of printing your own work.

A brief phone consultation will be provided prior to the course date in preparation to review your current work, influences, and specific interests. Students will have the option to select from a variety of fiber based paper types and sizes (up to 16 x 20), print developers, and options for toning. Reference materials (photo books, paper samples, and example prints) will also be provided.