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Darkroom Basics: Developing Film

at BKC - Gowanus

Course Details
$97 6 seats left
Start Date:

Tue, Jul 13, 6:30pm - 9:00pm Eastern Time

Gowanus, Brooklyn
Gowanus Darkroom 119 8th St Ste 212
Btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11215
Students will be asked to wear masks while inside the darkroom at all times.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 13 and older
Average Class Size: 12

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this film class:

There's nothing quite like good black-and-white film for smooth continuous tone and unmistakable vibe.  In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, taking care to do so in a completely dark environment  

We'll show you have to negotiate the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  And we'll show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.  

Through careful selection and manipulation of chemistry, you can actually achieve the most creative variation of your images at the film developing stage, and you'll feel like quite the alchemist as well.

Who should take this class

Whether you're a recent acquaintance or long-time lover of analog, you'll probably want to learn the fascinating physical process of developing your own black-and-white film.  

What to bring

Bring a roll or two of fully-shot black-and-white film.  This can be 35mm or medium format, but it must be traditional process black-and-white (not Kodak T400CN or Ilford XP2, which use color chemistry to produce black-and-white results)


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Refund Policy
Students must give notification 72 hours or more in advance to receive full refund/transfer credit. Request made within 72 hours will be charged a 25% withdrawal fee. No refunds granted after the beginning of class.


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Reviews of Classes at BKC (324)

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Darkroom Basics: Developing Film
Reviewed by Sara Z. on 3/3/2016
I really enjoy all the proces , and the specification of David our profesor. I really like it and is a pitty that i couldn´t gonna take the print class with him!
Darkroom Basics: Developing Film
Reviewed by Mary A. on 3/11/2020
Darkroom Basics: Developing Film
Reviewed by Anonymous on 9/12/2018
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