printing workshop – basics
Basic Printing Workshop
In the workshop I teach you the basics of making a black and white print enlargement from (optionally, your own) negatives. No previous darkroom experience is required, and this workshop could also benefit someone who has not been in the darkroom for a long period and who wishes to get a revision course.
- Negative handling
- Chemical mixing and handling, darkroom safety
- Contact printing and paper processing
- Basic enlarging
- Dodging and burning
- Contrast controlling
- Enlarging practice
- Washing and drying
I will teach you how to make a proper, straight print from your negative. During the day I explain everything you need to know about the darkroom: the chemicals and all the tools and materials we will use. At the end of the day you will go home with a finished print that you have made by yourself.
Workshops are usually held on every second Saturday of the month from 10am till 5pm with a quick lunch break, but upon request dates can also vary.
There is a maximum of 2 people per group.
The price is €100 including equipment and material.
To apply, please go to the “apply to workshops” menu.
Location: Simplon Lab, Simplon str 65, 10245 Berlin, Friedrichshain – 2 minutes from the Ostkreuz S-Bahn station.
It would be great if you can bring your own b&w negatives (35mm, middle format or 4×5”) we could use during the class. If not, don’t worry, I have sample negatives in the lab already, waiting to be lit through.
The chemicals which we use are not dangerous, but they stain, so please wear clothes you don’t mind becoming permanently stained in case of an accident.