Experience the magic of photography as a hands-on art form using a vintage mid-20th-century camera and traditional techniques. In this workshop you'll create a black-and-white portrait to take home.
With expert guidance from artist, photographer and educator Dan Burwood, you will learn how to light your subject, focus, and compose an image with a 1940s large format field camera!
You will then use the high-quality facilities of a darkroom to process and print your portrait with expert help along the way.
This experience is ideal for anyone interested in photography, digital or analogue, and as an introduction to analogue photography and darkroom craft.
It would also make a great gift to a couple or a group marking a special occasion, or an unusual start to a night out. Darkroom Birmingham is conveniently situated near the diverse food and nightlife offers of Balsall Heath, Moseley and Kings Heath.
About Darkroom Birmingham
Darkroom Birmingham was founded in 2012 as a home for the analogue photography communities of the West Midlands and beyond. They run courses, projects, exhibitions and events, and the darkroom and facilities are available to use by photographers and students.
The Old Print Works is a vibrant community charity, providing spaces for creative local designer makers, and opportunities for everyone to learn something new.
Age restrictions: 8+
|Group 4-6 participants||£95|
We had a great time learning about the process of shooting and developing film, the host was very...
We had a great time learning about the process of shooting and developing film, the host was very knowledgeable and informative. The location was charming and it was a lovely evening out, we'd definitely recommend this to others, we learnt a lot and went away with our printed portraits. Good as a date night or to mark a special occasion with a friendly and well-versed host.
Darkroom Birmingham is a community photography space based at The Old Print Works in Balsall Heath, South Birmingham. As well as hosting exhibitions and community projects, they offer a range of photography courses and training to welcome people into the world of photography.
Some of the things you can learn with Darkroom Birmingham: analogue photography, how to develop film into negatives, how to print enlargements, cyanotype printing and more!
Dan has over 20 years experience as a photographer, artist and educator. As well as setting up Darkroom Birmingham as a community photography resource in 2012, he's worked on projects, exhibitions and commissions in the UK and in Cuba, Brazil, Syria and Lebanon.
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