Introduction to the Darkroom with Rachel Brewster-Wright, dot-art


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 photo 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.



Sunday 9th February 2020 (10am to 5pm)



dot-art Darkroom, The Cotton Exchange Building, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9JR



£65 for 1 full day

***To avoid a booking fee and pay by card, cheque or cash, please contact dot-art Services directly on 0345 017 6660***



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.

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