Crash Course in Black & White Printing (Darkroom)

Crash Course in Black & White Printing (Darkroom)

Regular price $135.00

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Gina White
DATES Select one from the following:
July 18, 2020 | Saturday 12:30-5:30pm
TUITION $135 | Payment & Refund Policy
LEVEL Foundation
PREREQS None; students must have black and white negatives processed and ready for printing

This is a 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 black and white darkroom processes. 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 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:

  • 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!


  • 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 black and white paper for darkroom printing during the workshop

Looking to take a series of courses to develop your skills? Create your own with the following courses:
Crash Course in Black and White Film Photography
Crash Course: Photographing in Natural Light
Crash Course in Reading Photographs


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