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The Basics of Analog Photography | Level 2: Develop it!

Instructor: Raz Hansrod

This workshop focuses on the hands-on practice to develop and scan your own black and white film, all without the use of a traditional darkroom.

Workshop Date

Sunday, August 21, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
1-day workshop
AED 650.00
What's Covered

Covid-19 Notice: At GPP we’re committed to keeping you, our students, our teachers and our colleagues safe. Following the government’s latest guidelines, we want to share with you our combined efforts to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience when you visit our space or take a workshop - Check out the blog here for more information on social distancing in workshops.


With analog film — exposure doesn’t stop inside the camera. Once you’ve grasped the basics of shooting film, it’s time to take back control of a crucial step of the process: chemical development and scanning.


Is having a lab develop your rolls getting too expensive? This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started with developing and scanning film by yourself: no darkroom required!


From timing, chemical composition, temperature, and more — we’ll teach you everything that goes into film processing, both theoretically and practically. You’ll actually shoot, develop, and scan your complimentary roll of film under the guidance of our experienced instructors, alongside other likeminded film-heads in this fun-filled course.


  • Introduction to Film Developing
  • History of Developing Film
  • Traditional Method of Developing
  • Alternative Development Processes
  • Using a Standardized Kit
  • Flatbed Scanning 

Covid-19 Notice: At GPP we’re committed to keeping you, our students, our teachers and our colleagues safe. Following the government’s latest guidelines, we want to share with you our combined efforts to provide you with a safe and enjoyable experience when you visit our space or take a workshop - Check out the blog here for more information on social distancing in workshops.


With analog film — exposure doesn’t stop inside the camera. Once you’ve grasped the basics of shooting film, it’s time to take back control of a crucial step of the process: chemical development and scanning.


Is having a lab develop your rolls getting too expensive? This workshop will teach you everything you need to know to get started with developing and scanning film by yourself: no darkroom required!


From timing, chemical composition, temperature, and more — we’ll teach you everything that goes into film processing, both theoretically and practically. You’ll actually shoot, develop, and scan your complimentary roll of film under the guidance of our experienced instructors, alongside other likeminded film-heads in this fun-filled course.


  • Introduction to Film Developing
  • History of Developing Film
  • Traditional Method of Developing
  • Alternative Development Processes
  • Using a Standardized Kit
  • Flatbed Scanning 
what's included
  • 3.5 hours (30 minute break)
  • Kentmere 35mm B&W Film to shoot and develop during the workshop
  • Chemicals (Developer, Stopper, Fixing, Wetting Agent)
  • Scanned Film
  • Photowalk
  • PDF notes
  • 3.5 hours (30 minute break)
  • Kentmere 35mm B&W Film to shoot and develop during the workshop
  • Chemicals (Developer, Stopper, Fixing, Wetting Agent)
  • Scanned Film
  • Photowalk
  • PDF notes
who should attend
  • Suitable for those who have completed our The Basics of Analog Photography: Analog Level 1 workshop.

  • You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how all of these relate to each other to achieve an ideal exposure.

  • Suitable for those who have completed our The Basics of Analog Photography: Analog Level 1 workshop.

  • You should have a thorough understanding of ISO, aperture and shutter speed and how all of these relate to each other to achieve an ideal exposure.

What to bring
  • Your 35mm film SLR camera
  • Lens for your camera
  • Batteries for your film camera - double check on the types of batteries!
  • Notebook & Pen
  • A roll of black and white 35mm that you have shot on previous class
  • An excitement to learn 
  • Your 35mm film SLR camera
  • Lens for your camera
  • Batteries for your film camera - double check on the types of batteries!
  • Notebook & Pen
  • A roll of black and white 35mm that you have shot on previous class
  • An excitement to learn 
Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 7 days in advance of your workshop, you will be issued a 90% refund or may be rescheduled to another date(s).
  • If you cancel your workshop a minimum of 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund will be issued, but you may request to be rescheduled to another workshop date(s).
  • If you cancel your workshop less than 3 days (72 hours) in advance of your workshop, no refund and no reschedule is possible.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

  • Workshops can be rescheduled within 3 months of the originally booked workshop date(s).
  • Bookings can only be transferred ONCE, including in the event of a workshop relocation. If you transfer your workshop booking and later wish to cancel it, we will not be able to refund or reschedule you under any circumstances.
  • GPP reserves the right to change the location of any workshop to another location within the same city and/or emirate as deemed necessary in accordance with management discretion.
  • You must be 16 or older to attend this workshop. If you are younger than 16 or booking for someone under 16 years of age, please contact us first and we will be happy to advise you.

Workshop Date

Sunday, August 21, 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
1-day workshop
AED 650.00