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    Black & White Printing Basics (August Session) - Summer 2024

    Another Individual

    FACULTY PCNW Faculty
    DATE / TIME August 3, 2024 | Saturday 12:30-5:30pm
    TUITION $135
    Payment & Refund Policy
    Scholarship Opportunities
    FORMAT In-person, enrollment is limited to 10 students.
    LEVEL Foundation
    PREREQS None; students must have black and white negatives that are developed and ready to use for printing.


    This is a one-day workshop designed for beginners in the black and white darkroom, but it can also serve as a refresher for anyone who is rekindling a relationship with the darkroom. Bring negatives that you've processed (or had processed through a lab) and come explore the fun part: making prints! We’ll cover everything from the basic printing steps, to more advanced printing techniques like dodging, burning, and using filters. Most importantly you’ll have a chance to print in the black and white darkroom alongside a seasoned pro who can lend personalized advice – every print is different, and requires special attention! You can become a better darkroom printer in hours with the assistance and feedback of one of our instructors.

    Topics covered include:

    • Printing and evaluating a contact sheet
    • Creating the best possible print from a negative, with correct exposure, contrast, and tone
    • Using different filter techniques, like split filter printing
    • Localized exposure control through dodging and burning
    • Print evaluation techniques
    • Darkroom workflow
    • Printing in a community darkroom, and much more!
    Take this workshop in tandem with our Black & White Film Photography Basics workshop for a perfect two–day introduction or refresher to the beauty of black and white photography.



    • Students must bring black and white negatives that are processed and ready for printing, and a box or folder to take home completed prints
    • PCNW will provide 8x10 size RC black and white paper for darkroom printing during the workshop


    Image credit: Lilly Everett