B&W DARKROOM PHOTOGRAPHY VIDEO COURSE OVERVIEW
If you have ever wanted to take control of your black-and-white creative process, develop your own black-and-white film, and make handmade darkroom prints, then this is the course for you.
Get immediate access to all of the course materials, including a 50-page course training guide and 12 HD videos for 3 hours of impactful training.
Everything you need to know to expose and develop black and white film and make handmade darkroom prints is included in this comprehensive video workshop.
I gently guide you through the entire process of exposing, developing, and making darkroom prints from beginning to end. With over 30 years of experience, I can save you a lot of time and help you from making unnecessary mistakes. Even if you are already developing film and making prints, the insights and tips that I share in this course will help take your skills to the next level.
I share important insights and tips about the exposure and development process that will help you make consistent images that meet your creative vision. By understanding the technical underpinnings, you are able to exercise your creativity and create the type of black and white artwork that you have always wanted to be able to do.
Film-based images are definitely different than digitally-captured images that were converted to black and white. Film images are full of emotion and character because of the analog process. Even if you want to expose your black and white images on film and scan them, this course unlocks the mystery to creating consistently good exposures and provides you the step-by-step process to develop your back and white negative films.
If you have ever wanted to take control of your creative process and develop your own black and white film and prints, this is the course for you.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Movie # 1 - Introduction & Welcome to B&W Darkroom Photography (Review of Materials & Supplies)
Movie # 2 - Discussion and review of 35mm and 120 Medium format film camera options
Movie # 3 - Technique to get good exposures with roll film without performing technical film testing
Movie # 4 - Development techniques and process for developing B&W film at home (expose for shadows and develop for highlights)
Movie # 5 - Choosing a developer for your B&W film
Movie # 6 - Field Event - Expose B&W film and discuss my creative and technical choices real time in the field.
Movie # 7 - Demonstration - Step-by-step of how to develop B&W film at home
Movie # 8 - Discussion - How to read a film negative and make future adjustments to your exposure and/or development processes.
Movie # 9 - Demonstration - How to establish your printing DMAX (max black) in the darkroom and standard printing time for your film and paper combination.
Movie # 10 - Demonstration - How to make a contact proof sheet in the darkroom and select good candidates for printing.
Movie # 11 - Demonstration - Step-by-Step process of how to make a darkroom print using variable contrast filters and incorporate dodging and burning to enhance your prints.
Movie # 12 - Summary and discussion of ideas for further exploration.
I include a time/temp development reference chart to help you identify the proper development time when you temperature varies. I provide a copy of my personal darkroom printing record that we use in the course so that you can print copies for yourself and use in your own darkroom. I also include a copy of the Ilford HP5+ technical specification.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
- The desire to learn and create beautiful b&w darkroom prints
- Any 35mm or 120 medium format film camera and film to create exposures
- B&W film of your choice (I demonstrate Ilford HP5+ in the workshop)
- A space to develop film and make darkroom prints if desired