Traditional Photography Darkroom Day
I trained in the days of dark rooms and the smell of chemicals. I loved it! Since digital, creative photography has been in the office in front of a screen, it’s never been the same since. I still miss it.
Several years ago I rebuilt my darkroom and equipped it with all of the gear I couldn’t afford when it was the only way to get a print created. eBay has supplied me with a DeVere 504 enlarger, several thousand pounds 20 years ago, now just a couple of hundred.
My darkroom is superbly equipped now with 2 enlargers, processing tanks, trays, masking frames, print washers, print dryers, timers, the best enlarging lenders etc etc.
I can process and print from 35mm film, through all the medium format sizes to 5x4, the ultimate quality. Also I have collected the best film cameras and repaired my 5x4 camera that I had kept unused for 20 years. Leica, Nikon, Toyo, Mamiya and Rollop are all on the collection. I am so enjoying my every minute of use.
Now I am offering the opportunity for people to experience a full day of traditional photography. Using any of the classic camera collection and processing to print in the one day.
At the start choose your camera, fill it with film, then out into the world to make images.
Back for lunch, then process the film, after it’s dry, print it, take your creations home.
All black and white film and paper up to 10x8 inches is included. A bargain price of £150.
All through the day one to one tuition, advice is given. Learn what to buy, how to create a darkroom, how to start.
A great opportunity to experience and learn theses wonderful old creative techniques. It’s an opportunity to be different.
So the offer to you is:
A whole day of training to use process and print black & white film, based in Co Durham. All at a bargain price of £150.
Upon arrival select a camera from the following to use:
Toyo - large format 5 x 4
Mamiya RB67 Pro SD - medium format 6 x 7
Rollop - medium format 6 x 6 twin lens reflex
Nikon F6 - latest 35mm
Nikon F4 - the first Nikon auto-focus 35 mm
Nikon FM3A - the ultimate Nikon mechanical 35mm camera
Leica iiif - the 1953 classic 35mm rangefinder
We provide the film, then we shoot in the local area subjects available.
Next we process the film and while its drying, have lunch.
In the afternoon we produce contact prints and select which images to enlarge in our fully equipped darkroom up to 10 x 8.
All through the day you will get the information you need to start in film photography. From which camera to buy, to how to set up a permanent or temporary darkroom.
Robert has 30+ years of traditional photography experience which he would love to pass on.
The price includes all materials. All film and prints you create are yours to take away. We keep the camera.
Contact us to arrange a suitable date before buying.
This is a wonderful way to find out if you do want to go retro!