Film and Darkroom Photography Lessons / by Camera & Kit

I have some great news and I am super excited about this. 

I make no secret of the fact that I am a purist when it comes to photography, that in this digital age we have lost sight of the wonderment of print photography, we no longer print our photographs and that saddens me.  The art of darkroom photography is being lost to Instagram filters and Facebook.

 

I learnt photography on a film camera, a Minolta X700. Every time I took a photograph I would write down the shutter speed, aperture, film speed plus the focal length so I knew how I took the photograph.  For me,  this was the best way to learn the basic principles of photography.  Why? Because not being able to see the image as you make it forces you to understand what you were doing.  In fact, I did not really start shooting digital photography until 2007, so, only ten years ago.   The first weddings I shot were on film, and that's where the skill with film photography comes into play, you really have to trust in your abilities to get things right. 

So, having said all that, I think it's about time I passed my skillset and knowledge onto other people.  I have given a lot of thought to this, and as of January 2018, I will be offering classes in traditional photography and darkroom techniques.  I will be running half day and full day lessons on how to shoot with different types of film cameras, how to process your own black and white 35mm and medium format film and of course, how to develop your own prints in a darkroom.

Details on lessons and prices will be posted soon.