Black & White Darkroom Basics

Sunday, March 25th, 10am to 3pm
@ VCP, 49 Flat Street, Brattleboro, VT, 05301

Course Description:
The workshop will cover the basics of black and white film developing and printing. There will be a discussion of the chemicals involved in black and white work, the students will have the opportunity to process their roll of film, make a proof sheet and at least one print from the roll.

Barry Dial
has been doing his own black and white darkroom processing since he first started taking pictures in the 1960s. He has been a serious photographer, from hobbyist to professional. In addition to other photographic work, he spent four years as an instructor mentor in a public darkroom. His darkroom experience includes black and white, color, lith and platinum printing.

Materials students should bring:
Students should bring a roll of exposed film. or a roll of already processed B&W negatives.

Materials provided at the workshop:
Chemistry for processing film and paper, and paper for printing

for non-members, $85 for VCP members

Proposed Schedule:
10 am – introduction
11 am – processing film
12 pm – lunch
1 pm – Discussion and review of film process, discussion and introduction of printing
2 pm – Printing your negatives
3 pm – Printing and wrap-up

Contact Joshua Farr at or call 802-251-6051 – or contact Barry Dial directly at

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