Introduction to Darkroom Photography

January 16 - February 20, 2020  Check for other dates
Th from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 6 sessions
LRC @ WSU - L128
Paul Dumanoski
$219  Fee Breakdown
This class is held on the Worcester State University Campus, in the LRC Building Rm 128. Students will be given free parking.

Notes on materials: A 35mm camera with two rolls of film is great to start. Most students today use Ilford HP5+ as it is more readily available than Tri-X but that is also a fine film for class. If you know how to use a film camera, you can shoot a roll and bring it to class for processing. A few 35mm negative pages to protect negatives can also be picked up. If you require a loaner camera, please should let us know ahead of time, so the darkroom can have one ready for you on the first class. The paper for making prints is Ilford Multigrade IV RC in 8 x10. A box of 25 sheets is a good start.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

There is no better way to master the skills of photography than through studying the black and white darkroom process. From basic camera controls, composition and processing to mastering the perfect print, you will learn the traditional foundation that all photography is built upon. Working with film demands mindful, deliberate intentionality for the advanced student and beginners alike. Through a combination of weekly assignments and guided study faculty will help students navigate the fundamentals of technique and composition. Open to students of all levels.

Please note change in course title. Course originally named "Introduction to Darkroom Photography".

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $204
Studio Fee: $15

Refund Policy

A refund is given upon request in writing (Please email at least two business days prior to first class meeting. No refunds or credits are given for student absences.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued.

The Worcester Center for Crafts generally follows the Worcester State University(WSU) inclement weather policy relative to building closings and class cancellations. Cancellation announcements will be made on the Craft Center's Facebook Page Click here for cancellations and on our blog. Click here to visit blog. The Worcester Center for Crafts schedules make-up classes when possible for sequential classes.

For evening Craft Center classes and weekend workshops, the offices will make an assessment of the weather conditions, and students will be notified by 2PM via email if a closure will continue through the evening or if the class will run as scheduled. Please be sure to check the Facebook page for must up-to-date information.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301

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