Apr
26
Jul 12

Complete Analog Darkroom (12 Weeks)

With RICHARD STEINBACH

$1,095.00

$985.50 /Basic Members
$876 /Emerging Members
$766 /Pro Members

6:30PM - 9:30PM
Meets 12 consecutive weeks

Description

Fully immerse yourself in the Analog process with this rigorous 12-week course.  From analog camera shooting mechanics in both 35mm and medium format, to processing film, to printing in both black & white AND color, and learning skills to adjust tonality, color-correct prints, formulate chemistry and use alternative processes to generate physical art objects.  

Who should take this class

Intermediate and experienced digital shooters who want to try shooting film.  Anyone interested in the overall process of analog film capture, processing and printing in a classic darkroom setting.

What to bring

Bring your film-based SLR, medium format, Holga, or whatever you have.  We do have a limited number of cameras available for rental at $10 per session.

Prerequisites

If you've never taken photos in manual mode, we highly recommend taking 1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up! or Digital Photo I, or at the very least , Crash Course: Camera Basics prior to taking this class.

Jun
10
Jul 15

Essential Portraiture (6 Weeks)

With DAVID SAMUEL STERN

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Saturday, July 15th

2:00pm 5:00pm
Meets 6 consecutive weeks

 

$350

$315 /Basic Members
$280 /Emerging Members
$245 /Pro Members

Description

Whether your subject is a pauper or a president, everyone loves a good portrait. But in this photographic genre, there’s far more than meets the eye. This six-session, challenge-based course enhances your portrait skills through understanding and maximizing natural light, continuous (hot) lights, composition, lens effects, and working with human subjects. We'll delve deep into what it means to be creative in photographic portraiture, including how to overcome equipment limitations in the DIY studio, and develop basic post-production skills to complete the job.

Who should take this class?

If you love taking pictures of people but want to up your portrait game, this class is for you. You’ve been learning the basics, perhaps you’ve even taken some of our intro classes, and now you’re ready to take the next step towards becoming a more skilled and professional taker of portraits.

What to bring

Just bring your camera and any additional lenses you may have. Cameras must be able to be controlled in manual mode.

Prerequisites

Students should have a foundational knowledge of manual exposure controls.

Jul
23
10:00 am10:00

Analog Film Lab

Prerequisites:
If you've never taken photos in manual mode, we highly recommend taking 1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!  or Digital Photo I, or at the very least Crash Course: Camera Basics, prior to taking this class.

Materials provided (included in cost of the class):
- 1 roll of Kodak Tri-X black and white film (400 ISO, 24 exp)
- All resin-coated photographic paper
- All development chemistry
- Optional camera rental available

$195.00

$175.50 /Basic Members
$156 /Emerging Members
$136.50 /Pro Members

Who should take this class:

Intermediate and experienced digital shooters who want to try shooting film.  Anyone interested in the overall process of analog film capture, processing and printing in a classic darkroom setting.

What you will learn:

This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.  

First we’ll meet at the Darkroom (check the location of your class in the left column) and we'll demonstrate how to properly load film and set up your camera. You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

What to bring:

Bring your old film-based SLR if you have one.  We do have a limited number of cameras available for rental at $10 per class.  Since this is an all-day class we will have a lunch break, so you might want to bring lunch.  There are restaurants and cafes nearby as well.

Feb
8
3:30 pm15:30

Book a Private Lesson

Book a private lesson in either Film Processing or Darkroom Printing.

Film Processing Lesson:

1 Hour
Learn to process one roll of black and white film from start to finish.
Chemistry included

$100

Darkroom Printing Lesson:

2 Hours
Learn to print one black and white image from a negative, and take home one archival print.
Chemistry included.

$150

May
19
11:30 am11:30

Book a Photography class with Brooklyn Central!

If you're interested in photography, our sister organization, Brooklyn Central has got you covered!  They teach classes in our space in Gowanus, as well as at locations in Bushwick and Dumbo.  Book classes such as lighting, portraiture, pinhole, landscape, or basics in digital and analog photography.


May
7
10:00 am10:00

Analog Film Lab

With MAX KRISTULA-GREEN

Prerequisites:
If you've never taken photos in manual mode, we highly recommend taking 1 Day Workout: Camera Warm-Up!  or Digital Photo I, or at the very least Crash Course: Camera Basics, prior to taking this class.

Materials provided (included in cost of the class):
- 1 roll of Kodak Tri-X black and white film (400 ISO, 24 exp)
- All resin-coated photographic paper
- All development chemistry
- Optional camera rental available

$195.00

$175.50 /Basic Members
$156 /Emerging Members
$136.50 /Pro Members

 

Who should take this class
Intermediate and experienced digital shooters who want to try shooting film.  Anyone interested in the overall process of analog film capture, processing and printing in a classic darkroom setting.

What you will learn
This 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.  

First we’ll meet at the Darkroom (check the location of your class in the left column) and we'll demonstrate how to properly load film and set up your camera. You'll get a refresher on shooting mechanics and using your light meter, then we'll each shoot a roll of film in the surrounding neighborhood. From there you’ll learn how to process the exposed film using a film reel and developing tank, and start making contact prints.  Finally, we’ll be enlarging negatives onto traditional darkroom paper, so that you can take home beautiful 8x10 prints that you’ve made entirely on your own.

What to bring
Bring your old film-based SLR if you have one.  We do have a limited number of cameras available for rental at $10 per class.  Since this is an all-day class we will have a lunch break, so you might want to bring lunch.  There are restaurants and cafes nearby as well.

Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

Art Critiques

Gowanus Darkroom will be hosting our first public critique!  Participants will be encouraged to bring work, talk a bit about themselves, and introduce their work.  The floor will then be opened up to comments and critique.  We will limit artists to 8 per evening, with a time limit of 15 minutes.  Order of presentation is designated on a first come, first serve basis.  Event is BYOB so feel free to bring any food, snacks, or drinks you'd like.  Open to the public!  Anyone can come standby and offer their critiques regardless of whether they are showing or not.

Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Crash Course: Developing Film

With MAX KRISTULA-GREEN

Prerequisites:
None

$85.00

$76.50 /Basic Members
$68 /Emerging Members
$59.50 /Pro Members

Who should take this class:
There's nothing quite like good black-and-white film for smooth continuous tone and unmistakable vibe.  Whether you're a recent acquaintance or long-time lover of analog, you'll probably want to learn the fascinating physical process of developing your own black-and-white film.  Through careful selection and manipulation of chemistry, you can actually achieve the most creative variation of your images at the film developing stage, and you'll feel like quite the alchemist as well.

What you will learn:
In this class you'll learn to properly load a film reel and development tank, taking care to do so in a completely dark environment  We'll show you have to negotiate the multi-step film development process, including when to make changes to produce different results, and what to watch out for to avoid problems.  And we'll show you how to properly wash, dry and store your processed negatives for archival purposes, so that they still look great many decades from now.

What to bring:
Bring a roll or two of fully-shot black-and-white film.  This can be 35mm or medium format, but it must be traditional process black-and-white (not Kodak T400CN or Ilford XP2, which use color chemistry to produce black-and-white results)

Apr
23
6:00 pm18:00

Non Toxic Processing Workshop


Mono No Aware X Gowanus Darkroom Non-Toxic Processing Mixer


Gowanus Darkroom and Mono No Aware will be hosting a FREE non-toxicfilm processing mixer/workshop on 4/23/17.  Bring a roll of film to process using coffee and beer.

Process your black and white film using beer and coffee - ALL FORMATS WELCOME! Participants will learn how to mix their own negative processing chemistry using a combination of consumable items from the grocery store. We’ll go over basic non-toxic processing options, then mix a synthesized solution based on the classic Caffenol (coffee) recipe and a beer processing “soup” developed by friend of the org (and master chemist) Dagie Brundert. All ingredients, equipment, and safety gear will be provided - all you have to bring is an exposed roll/cartridge of black and white film, still or motion picture.

Non Toxic Processing.
SUNDAY:  April 23rd, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

LOCATION: Gowanus Darkroom
160 Seventh Street, Unit #212, Brooklyn, NY 11215

INSTRUCTORS: TBD

PRICE:  *FREE*

INCLUDES:  All chemistry, development equipment, access to processing facilities and instruction packet. Participants should bring an exposed roll of film.