Darkroom Printing Courses

Photographic Darkroom Printing Melbourne | Colour Factory

Dark room - Processing & Printing courses

We offer a series of courses on darkroom printing. Our black and white printing courses, all taught by master printer Phill Virgo, start with an introduction to darkroom printing through to the more advanced techniques utilised in the making of exhibition-quality prints. Our darkroom workshops are appropriate for anyone with an interest in learning the basics or improving their darkroom techniques.

Course 1 - Saturday July 22nd - Places Available

Course 1 Introduction to Film & Darkroom

Course 1

Introduction to Film & Darkroom

This is an observation course

 

  1. Covers basic overview of film cameras & their use
  2. Film types
  3. Processing techniques
  4. Proofing of film
  5. Black & white enlargers
  6. Paper types
  7. Black & white printing

 

This course gives you the basic knowledge to understand the analogue process and make decisions on your future investments into the home darkroom or renting darkrooms.

We will give you an idea on the difference of film cameras and their uses. You should be at the end of the course be confident in processing your own film.

You will be confident to set up a dark room or even better hire one and produce prints in a cost effective manner. You will witness prints being made and techniques to fine tune them

 The course is run by Phil Virgo a professional printer and the basic physics & chemistry of photography will be supplied in a fun an educational manner to give you control over the darkroom

 COST $280.00

CCP members 20% discount

Class notes supplied

Duration 5 hours

Lunch supplied

Maximum of 10

Course 2 Black & White printing

Course 2

Black & White printing

Pre class meeting prior to booking mandatory

 

 

Practical course

  1. Paper Chemistry what it actually does (All Chemicals)
  2. Altering chemicals and the effects
  3. Enlarger & base board set up
  4. Printing techniques
  5. Prints produced up to 20” wide depending on negative sizes
  6. Archivally washing prints (Resin coated & Fibre)
  7. Spotting prints
  8. Planning dark room time
  9. What you need at home
  10. Inspecting a darkroom before you hire
Course 3 Colour printing

Course 3

Colour printing

Pre class meeting prior to booking mandatory

 

 

Practical course

  1. Paper Chemistry what it actually does (All Chemicals)
  2. Altering chemicals and the effects
  3. Enlarger & base board set up
  4. Printing techniques
  5. Prints produced up to 20” wide depending on negative sizes
  6. Archivally washing prints (Resin coated & Fibre)
  7. Spotting prints
  8. Planning dark room time
  9. What you need at home
  10. Inspecting a darkroom before you hire

 

This course is aimed at people who want to set up their own dark room and print without wastage or the keen amateur who has no space but wants to hire a dark room making prints in a timely manner to get the most out of your hire time. You will all set up and produce a print.

 

 

 

COST $300.00

CCP members 20% discount

Class notes supplied

Duration 4 hours

Refreshments supplied

Maximum of 4

Master Class

Master Class

Pre class meeting prior to booking mandatory

Black & White and or colour printing

 

Practical course

  1. Chemistry ready on arrival
  2. 2 enlargers set up on arrival
  3. Discuss tests make your prints we will wash & dry for you
  4. Resin coated paper supplied
  5. Fibre base paper will incur costs
  6. Any size from 10” x 8” to a meter wide
  7. If your energy wains we will assist

 

This course is aimed at people who want to spend the day in the darkroom printing their own negatives under the direction of an experienced printer. Depending on your skill level you will produce several prints during the day.

 

COST $1200.00 (You will get your monies worth)

Duration 8 hours

Lunch supplied

Maximum of one person

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