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Direct Positive Large Format Darkroom Photography

Use a 1930s large format plate camera to take portraits and still life. Shoot straight to 'Direct Positive' paper and get straight in the darkroom to print it!
£75 pp
What happens in this class?

Have you always wanted to use a large format camera? The ones with bellows that you have to crouch under a black cloth with a magnifying glass to use? Come and try it out and make portraits and/or still life shots on Harman Direct Positive paper.

By loading the camera with this positive paper you cut out having to use film and jump straight to the magic of seeing that darkroom print emerge. The king of analogue cameras, the magic of the darkroom and beautiful rich fibre-based black & white prints to take home with you!

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Things to remember

Come ready to have your portrait taken! Also bring any objects that you would like to photograph as part of a still life.

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Flexible cancellation policy

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

Your Teacher

Catriona Gray is an artist and photographer who works primarily with 'analogue' photographic processes and teaches some wonderful alternative processes that will give you a break from the digital world! Currently running Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown and Polaroid Lift workshops at a beautiful darkroom in Camden. All workshops are very hands on, you'll learn to coat paper with light-sensitive chemistry using a variety of brushes, collect flowers and leaves to make photograms or get your hands wet destroying instant film with hot water, ready to apply the gelatinous image to paper, wood, tile and other surfaces.

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Class Location
Darkroom London
Unit 10, Burmarsh Workshops
71 Marsden Street
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