This workshop provides a combination of theoretical training and hands-on practice with shooting, developing and scanning your own black and white film, all without the use of a darkroom!
We will start out with a theory session, covering the basics of shooting with black and white film. We will look at how to work with different film types, how to correctly and creatively expose film and you will get to know your camera and how to control it manually.
We will then load up our film cameras and head out on a photo walk together to explore the alleyways of Alserkal Avenue, shooting the industrial spaces and some portraits along the way.
After shooting, we’ll come back to the studio to learn how to hand develop our freshly shot film using a kit. We will take you through the film developing process step by step, learning how to prepare films, and the specifics of the chemical process and the importance of time and temperature.
Whilst our developed negatives are drying, the instructor will equip you with the knowledge and skills to efficiently digitalise your negatives at home using a scanner. We will discuss the best practices for scanning, including resolution, saving image files and file management. The instructor will end the session with a short demonstration of basic scanning.
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and our experienced instructor will arm you with plenty of tips and tricks along the way. At the end of the class, you will take away your very own hand-developed film.
Please Note: Our classes are open to ANY brand of camera: Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic, Fuji and any other intermediate to advanced cameras (As long as they have manual controls i.e. NOT point-and-shoots) are welcome!