Introduction to the Darkroom

    Photography course in Shoreditch London - learn the basics of analogue photography, including negative development and image creation

    Digital course

    7 hour course

    Beginners welcome

    Location varies by date


    What you'll learn

    This introductory course covers the basics of analogue photography, negative development and image creation.

    In this class

    Beginning with a discussion surrounding the types and sizes of film, this class leads into the practical aspects of negative development and analogue photography.

    The course covers;

    • Film types and sizes
    • ASA/ISO
    • Film camera functions
    • Metering
    • Loading and unloading film
    • Darkroom chemicals
    • Film development, washing and fixing
    • Making contact prints
    • Printing with enlargers
    • Dodging and burning
    • Multigrade filters
    • Drying and mounting prints
    • Care of negatives

    Now you can

    • Experiment with analogue photography
    • Develop negatives and use new techniques to create different effects
    • Understand how to care for your analogue photography supplies

    Did you know?

    In 2015, Joel Nicholas Peterson turned a soon-to-be-demolished building into a giant camera, creating 13 feet tall negatives. Imagine developing those!


    Dates & times

    Thu 7 Dec, 10:30am - 5:30pm

    Shoreditch, N1 7ED (map)


    Thu 25 Jan, 10:30am - 5:30pm

    Shoreditch, N1 7ED (map)


    Fri 2 Mar, 10:30am - 5:30pm

    Shoreditch, N1 7ED (map)


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    About your host, Photography Course London

    Photography Course London is a Photography school based in East London, Shoreditch, offering a wide variety of courses and classes, from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced DSLR Photography to Post-Production Courses. You can engage in classes in the evening, daytime and on Saturday, in the classroom or fully practical, on location or in the studio. Their approach revolves around a focus on small sized classes at affordable prices, with experienced and skilled teachers as well as practitioners in the professional photographic industry. Click with photography by learning from the best.

    Find us:

    • Just a stones throw away from… Old Steet Tube Station

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    Flexible cancellation policy

    Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.