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Introduction to the Darkroom

Admission £65 for 1 full day
Start Time 10:00
End Time 17:00

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.

This workshop is suitable for complete beginners who are new to photograph making.


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


Rachel Brewster-Wright is a professional photographer and founder of Little Vintage Photography in Liverpool. She has expert knowledge in both analogue and digital photography and has taught a multitude of photography courses and workshops.


You will need to bring your own negatives from photographs you have taken previously. All other chemicals and papers will be provided on the day.

You will receive a materials list 2-3 weeks before the start of the course.


There are a maximum of 3 places available on each session, so early booking is essential. To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660.

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