Black and White Photography Darkroom Techniques

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Black and White Photography Darkroom Techniques:

Inspired by the greats such as Man Ray, Lee Miller, Helen Chadwick, Pierre Cordier, Susan Derges and many others, this course gives you an opportunity to create unique and expressive silver gelatin based prints.

This course will give you an overview of the creative possibilities of alternative darkroom techniques and their expressive potential in contemporary art. You will have the opportunity to make images using these techniques in the darkroom and be able to produce their own images to a good standard.

Taught through a series of demonstrations and exercises, this practical skills-based course will help you feel confident about working in the darkroom.

Topics Covered

  • Historical context of darkroom manipulations
  • Alternative techniques and applications in contemporary art
  • Making and using a pin hole camera
  • Making negative prints from a positive paper
  • Solarised paper prints
  • Cameraless photography techniques using objects in the enlarger
  • Photograms, cliche verre and chemigrams
  • Printing using different surfaces using liquid emulsion including stone, plaster, glass, wood and papers
  • Presentation and feedback.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Have a working knowledge of the different techniques and processes involved
  • Create a selection of images using these techniques
  • Acquire an understanding of how to apply these processes in your own work
  • Be confident in working in the darkroom
  • Support an application for work or study with a body of work and a greater confidence to talk about it.

Additional entry requirements

Photography students, practicing artists and those interested in analogue and historical photography processes.

Course info

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Start Date: Mon 18th December 2017
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat


Southwark, SE1 6SB


11:00am - 5:00pm


2 days, 2 weeks


Part-time, Weekend


No Qualification


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

From: £366

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by Vibeke - December 2016

The Letterpress course provided by the University of the Arts London, College of Communication is a brilliant course for those who enjoy a hands on course and to get stuck into the art of Letterpress Printing. The tuition provides historical aspects, technical tuition as well as how to master the process of printing from setting the type to make a finished piece. You will learn to set and chose type, discover differences between the fonts, techniques on how to use the various tools and presses and also guidance on how to design and create your own artwork. Its a brilliant 3 days course with covers how to set, design and print letterpress in a fantastic workshop with well maintained presses and equipment. The tutor is brilliant, knows everything about his subject and really works hard for everyone to create and finish the printing. A highly recommended course if you are interested in learning or developing skills in Letterpress Printing.

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I attended two days intensive course in adobe after effects for beginners at LCC (london college of communication). It was very intense and perhaps it would be better to have it split in more days, however, the tutor, Zak, is very passionate about the subject and gave us all the tools and tips to get started. I would definitely recommend it!

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