One to One Darkroom

One to One Darkroom

Analogue photography is a craft as well as an art, and working in black and white is a discipline every photographer should practice. Remember, even the greatest painters learned to draw with a pencil first, and to this day many of the world's most iconic photographic images are black & white.

Our Darkroom classes cover the journey of the exposed black & white film through development and contacting to enlargement, and producing silver bromide prints that will last a hundred years.

We offer private tuition in a wide range of film photography and darkroom techniques. Tuition is delivered from either our Shoreditch studio in a comfortable classroom environment, or from the newly built darkroom at the iconic Holborn Studios, just 2 minutes away. See the suggested topics below or contact us at the office for further information - 020 7729 1936.

Tuition is delivered by Bill Ling at Holborn Studios.


Suggested topics

Analogue Photography
  • Basic camera functions
  • Film types/ASA/ISO
  • Metering
  • Reflected light
  • Incident light
  • Exposure control
  • Motion blur
  • Depth of field
  • Manual focus
  • Lenses/Field of view
  • Care of exposed film

  • Darkroom Techniques
  • 35mm/120/5x4
  • Producing negatives
  • Darkroom chemicals
  • Developing and fixing
  • Washing and drying
  • Contact printing
  • Making enlarged prints
  • Dodging and burning
  • Sepia and Cyanotypes
  • Drying and Mounting prints
  • Care of negatives

    At the darkroom we have the facilities to process 35mm, 120 and 5x4 black & white film. All chemicals and paper are supplied.

    Book a Session

    1 to 1 Darkroom at Holborn Studios/hrstotalBook
    Monday - Friday 10.00-18.004hrs£339Book Now
    5hrs£415Book Now
    6hrs£489Book Now
    Full day£565Book Now
    Monday - Friday 18.00-22.004hrs£373Book Now
    Saturday 10.00-18.004hrs£373Book Now
    5hrs£457Book Now
    6hrs£538Book Now
    Full day£621Book Now

    We can also arrange for our tutor to visit you if, for example, you're thinking of setting up your own black and white darkroom. Cost is based on your location.

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