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The Film Darkroom: Process & Print

Class Description

Haven’t shot film in a while or set foot in a darkroom for ages? Bring in your black & white film and/or negatives and get reacquainted with the         satisfying process of developing and printing your pictures by hand. Film processing and silver printing techniques will be demonstrated, editing tips will be discussed so that you can showcase your best work, and there will be plenty of time to print and process with guidance and feedback.

8 hours total :
1st session: 4 hoursFilm processing demonstration, Printing demonstration. Time to process, edit, & print with guidance & feedback
2nd session: 4 hoursAdvanced printing techniques: dodging & burning, split filter printing, contrast controls, etc. Time to process, edit, & print with guidance & feedback

Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

  • Using hands-on, tangible image making techniques, you will leave this class with an understanding of: film processing - how to process your own rolls of black and white film by hand editing - how to make good editing choices and showcase your best work

Class Requirements

Required Materials:

• Black & White Film: 2 rolls

We suggest using:

Ilford HP5-Plus ISO 400 36 exposure or

Kodak Tri-X ISO 400 36 exposure


• Black & White negatives, 35mm or medium format

• Black and white printing paper: approximately 15 sheets:

Ilford Multigrade IV RC DeLuxe Paper Pearl 8x10" or

Ilford Multigrade IV RC DeLuxe Paper Glossy 8x10"

Do Not Open in the LIGHT!

• 2-5 negative sleeves

**All materials can be purchased locally at West Photo

( ). Feel free to email us with questions about required materials.

Class Schedule

Start Time
End Time
Sunday, April 21st, 2019 1:00 PM 5:00 PM MPC Darkroom
Sunday, April 28th, 2019 1:00 PM 5:00 PM MPC Darkroom

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About the Instructor

Instructor Photo

Taylor Selsback: Minnesota native Taylor Selsback received his degree from the University of Iceland in linguistics, followed by years living and photographing in Europe, NYC and South America. An avid darkroom rat and documentary photographer, Taylor is now working with MPC and managing our new darkrooms at the Jefferson St. location.

Register for this Class

The cost of the "The Film Darkroom: Process & Print" class is: $195.00

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Please Note: This class is currently full. Please contact us if you would like to be placed on a waiting list and advised of the next scheduled class. In the meantime you might consider our One on One personalized education options with our trained professionals.

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