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.
Brian Z. Shapiro – Jan 21
Chris Gould – Mar 11
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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 3 years. He currently teaches Part One and Part Two of the Black and White Photography and Darkroom class.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.
Instructor Bio – Brian Z. Shapiro
Brian Z. Shapiro is a photographer and multimedia artist born and raised in San Francisco. His work explores the invisible forces that affect our surroundings. Shapiro graduated with honors from San Francisco State University with a major in Art with an emphasis in photography and has an MFA from San Francisco State University in Studio Art. He has taught with numerous organizations, including the non-profit First Exposures, California College of the Arts, Eastside College Preparatory School and the Walnut Creek Center for Community Arts.