Introduction to the Darkroom

Sat Jul 20 2024 at 10:00 am to 05:00 pm

dot-art Darkroom | Liverpool

Introduction to the Darkroom
This 1 day workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to print their own photographs in a darkroom
About this Event

This one day workshop is designed for anyone who has taken images using a film camera and wishes to print their own photographs in a darkroom. Suitable for complete beginners who are new to photo making.

Saturday 20th July, 10am-5pm, (£75 for one day course)

***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***


In a small group, you will be taken through each basic component and process of using darkroom equipment, culminating in creating your very own black and white photographs from your own negatives, using Ilford chemicals and photographic paper provided by the tutor.

In one day you will cover:

  • Introduction to the room and materials & health & safety
  • Different kinds of format
  • Setting up the enlarger
  • Making a contact print
  • Making a test strip
  • Creating the first print
  • Using filters
  • Dodging & Burning
  • Creating your final prints
  • Summary

Tutor: Rachel Brewster Wright

Founder of Little Vintage Photography, Rachel has taught the magic and fun of traditional analogue photography techniques since 2014. She use vintage and toy cameras, runs workshops and photowalks.

Rachel has exhibited much of her work and in January 2019 was nominated for an RPS #HundredHeroines award and won Top 10 in the International Wedding Photographer of the Year Awards (film photography category). In March 2019 she delivered pop-up demonstrations & presentations at The Photography Show at the NEC as part of the #WomenWhoPhoto initiative.


Saturday 20th July, 10am-5pm


dot-art Darkroom

The Cotton Exchange Building

Bixteth Street

L iverpool

L3 9JR


£75 for 1 full day


You will need to bring ready-processed black & white 35mm negatives, already cut up into strips in a negative file/sleeve to work/print from in the darkroom.

All other chemicals and papers will be provided on the day.


There are a maximum of 3 places available on each session, so early booking is essential.

Cancellations / Refunds

Once you have made your course booking you are committed to it. This is because our courses have very small student numbers, and often sell-out and are unavailable to others. Therefore any cancellations may result in a place not being filled, or a course not being able to run.

Cancellations are permitted up to 30 days before the start of a course, and a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be made for cancellations less than 30 days before the start of a course. If you are unable to attend due to illness, personal or professional commitments you do not have the right to a refund.

If you wish to cancel your place on a course that has not yet started and you have a friend or colleague who can take your place we can accommodate this substitution.

dot-art may use your details to contact you about forthcoming events, classes or developments that may be of interest.


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

dot-art Darkroom, The Cotton Exchange Building, Liverpool, United Kingdom


GBP 75.00

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