Medium Format Film Photography & Developing Workshop
Never used a medium format camera? Interested to give it a go? This half day introductory workshop is for you. This workshop focuses on how to shoot black and white film with a medium format camera. Medium format photography offers many advantages over 35mm photography, not the least is the significant increase in detail and definition provided by the larger negative-approximately 4 times that of a 35mm negative-depending on the medium format camera used.
Don’t have a medium format camera? No worries! Dark Arts Photography and Darkroom has a range of medium format for you to use during this workshop. From plastic toy cameras, medium format pinhole camera, right up to the Mamiya RB 67 professional camera.
Photography After an introduction to how the medium format camera works, and how the differ in operation and function from 35mm cameras, we will load them up with Black and White film, and go outside to explore and photograph in the area nearby. Film Developing When we’re done shooting, we’ll come back to the workspace and show you how develop your own film. It’s very satisfying to walk away with your first, hand developed roll. Class Schedule 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM What you will learn • Learn how to use a medium format film camera-functions, lenses, exposure, etc • Learn about the different film formats • How to load the camera with film • Learn how to hand develop medium format black and white film to produce negatives ready for printing or scanning. What you will get • One-on-one guidance from a professional photographer. • Take home your own hand developed black and white negatives. • We will supply you information covering what was presented in the workshop and the film developing, so you can continue with film shooting and processing if you want to.
What to bring
• We supply everything you need including a medium format camera for each student(B&W film, chemistry and negative sleeves). If you already have a medium format camera of course bring it along.One roll of film is included in the workshop fee, but additional rolls can be purchased on the day if you want. What to wear •Comfortable clothes, and enclosed shoes(as we will be working in the darkroom and with chemicals, covered shoes are required) Appropriate for •Intermediate and advanced photographers who would like to learn in-depth film shooting with a medium format camera Covid-19
Under the current social distancing rules, darkroom related classes are restricted to two participants and the teacher