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Photography black and white darkroom

State ID: SC-PPH-V0749

Photography - the traditional way

The course is aimed at photographers who want to move away from the clinical environment of the digital lab and rediscover the magic of traditional wet darkroom photography processes. The course provides black and white film developing and print making techniques. It includes a large component of self-directed darkroom time where you may use the facilities under the guidance of the lecturer to refine your black and white printing skills. You may print your own negatives or those existing in your family archives.

Gain  these skills

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Darkroom design and equipment
  • Chemical functions
  • Film and paper type
  • Film developing
  • Assessing negatives
  • Protecting, handling and storage of negatives
  • Basic printing techniques
  • Dodging and burning
  • Intermediate printing techniques
  • Split grade printing
  • Darkroom time
  • Practical session – students develop/print own images

Entrance Requirements

Important information

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

Basic knowledge of operating a film camera would be an advantage.

Important information

For this course, you will need to bring:

  • Black and White Film Negatives
  • Ilford Multigrade Resin Coated Photo Paper (8x10inch size) pearl or gloss finish - required by session 3

Participants must wear enclosed shoes e.g. sneakers or leather type shoes

How to apply

Please check our website later for our next course dates.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 1, 2020

Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus Wed 18:00 - 21:00


Fees and charges


Duration 7 week/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated July 10, 2020