MAY 22 | IN-PERSON WORKSHOP: Black and White Printing Basics (May Session)
This is a one-day workshop designed for beginners in the black and white darkroom, but it can also serve as a refresher for anyone who is rekindling a relationship with the darkroom. Bring negatives that you’ve processed (or had processed through a lab) and come explore the fun part: making prints! We’ll cover everything from the basic printing steps, to more advanced printing techniques like dodging, burning, and using filters. Most importantly you’ll have a chance to print in the black and white darkroom alongside a seasoned pro who can lend personalized advice – every print is different, and requires special attention! You can become a better darkroom printer in hours with the assistance and feedback of one of our instructors.
Topics covered include:
Printing and evaluating a contact sheet
Creating the best possible print from a negative, with correct exposure, contrast, and tone
Using different filter techniques, like split filter printing
Localized exposure control through dodging and burning
Print evaluation techniques
Printing in a community darkroom, and much more!
Students must bring black and white negatives that are processed and ready for printing, and a box or folder to take home completed prints
PCNW will provide black and white paper for darkroom printing during the workshop
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