Basic BW Film Development

9/9, 9/15, 10/14, 10/27
Saturdays 10am-12:30pm / 11am-12:30pm
Fridays 3pm-5:30pm
Chris Gould, Aaron Anderson

Course Description

Learn the basics of black and white film development. In this quick workshop students will be taught how to properly process their black and white film. 35mm and 120 film development will all be explained. Students must bring in a black and white roll of film ready for development. There are no prerequisites and beginners are encouraged to sign-up. No class time will be spent in the darkroom and color film development will not be addressed in this course.


Photo Center Orientation is not required for this class, but it is required if student wishes to come to the Photo Center outside the workshop to develop film on their own and/or print their own photos in the Darkroom.


Aaron Anderson (Fridays)
Chris Gould, Brian Z. Shaprio (Saturdays)

Dates and Time

Saturday September 9 – 10 am – 12:30 pm
Friday September 15 – 3 – 5:30pm
Saturday October 14 – 11 am – 1:30 pm
Friday October 27 – 3 – 5:30pm

Class Platform


Class Number

36773 – September 9
36774 – September 15
36790 – October 14
36791 – October 27

Class Fee



Fall 2023 registration opens Aug 19 at 10 am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Aug 19

Instructor Bio

Aaron Anderson is a multimedia artist working out of San Francisco, CA
He works in the photographic arts, often working with film and other analog processes. His output focuses on (but is certainly not limited to) long exposure photography in San Francisco.

He currently works at the Harvey Milk Photo Center, wherein he helps manage the largest black and white darkroom still operating in the US.

Instructor Bio – Chris Gould

Chris Gould is a photographer from Santa Rosa, California who has enjoyed taking pictures since he was a little kid. He studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and works in the black and white analog tradition -finding joy in the craft as well as the results. Chris has worked as a clerk and darkroom tech at the Harvey Milk Photo Center for over 10 years. He currently teaches currently teaches Darkroom Essentials & Processes and Basic Black & White Development.

Photo by Dave Christensen