Introduction to Analogue Photography

Next available dates:

Intro to Analogue Part 1THUR 15 FEB @ 6.30PM - 9.30PM Book here
Intro to Analogue Part 2 FRI 23 FEB @ 6.30PM - 9.30PM - Book here

If you cannot book it is because it is SOLD OUT - email us here and you'll be put on the waiting list - there is nearly always at least 1 cancellation.

This is an introductory course aimed at anyone wanting to learn the end to end process of analogue photography. This is a fully comprehensive and quite intensive course that will enable you to become confident in shooting your own B&W film and processing and printing it in a darkroom.

You'll learn about:

Using 35mm film
Which to choose, how to load and unload your camera, and how to choose the right settings on your camera for best results. 

Understanding analogue cameras
How they work, manual focusing, using light meters and how different camera settings affect your results. 

Processing 35mm film
Getting the film out of the film cassette and into a developing tank in total darkness. Preparing the chemicals you'll use for processing in the right concentrations, at the right temperature and understanding the timings involved. 

Printing your negatives
Making a contact sheet from your developed film, assessing your results and choosing which images to enlarge. Understanding different types of photographic paper, the chemistry used to process them and using an enlarger to make your first print. 

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to get up to speed quickly and prepare themselves for the more advanced courses or using the darkrooms independently. You'll be given full accreditation status and there will be takeaways sheets on everything you'll learn.

Tickets are limited to 5 per class and cost just £45 for a 3 hour session. 

The first session will start by demonstrating the whole process from loading the camera to making a contact sheet in the darkroom with the chance to get hands on. You'll be given a free film to shoot for yourself and return for a second session where you'll process and print it. 

Subsequent session will be just £30 and will include all materials including film, chemicals, paper and darkroom bookings.