Introduction to Darkroom Printing


Michael Glenister


Date: 7 September 2019
Time: 10 AM - 3 PM


Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Registration Deadline:

7 September 2019

Tash Catalog 442

In this workshop, you will learn to:

- prepare the chemistry
- make contact prints - showing a positive version of the negative strip
- make a test strip to determine exposure
- make a print
- change image contrast
- selectively change exposure by "dodging" and "burning".

Silver gelatin printing passes light through a negative, exposing light sensitive photographic paper. This paper is then "developed" in a chemical bath, before being "fixed" to ensure that it is no longer light sensitive. The image contrast and exposure can be selectively manipulated - the tools offered by products such as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop are modelled on darkroom techniques.

Printing this way allows deeper blacks than modern inkjet and laser printing, offering a different aesthetic.

Participants must bring their own developed negatives to the workshop. This workshop will not be focusing on the development of a film roll.

Opening Hours

Tashkeel Alserkal
Gallery, Unit 26, FN Designs, Alserkal Avenue
Sun-Thu 10am – 7pm, Fri 9am–12pm
(closed Saturdays & public holidays).

Makerspace, Unit 89, Alserkal Avenue
Sat-Thu 10am – 7pm
(closed Fridays & public holidays).

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