Basic BW Film Development

1/12, 2/17, 2/24, 3/8
Time and instructors vary

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, and after the film is developed, students will be given an orientation on the Photo Center by the teacher to allow for memberships or day passes.


Aaron Anderson (Fridays)
Chris Gould, (Saturdays)

Dates and Time

January 12 – Friday, 3 – 5:30pm
February 17 – Saturday, 11am – 1:30pm
February 24 – Saturday 10am – 12:30pm
March 8 – Friday, 3 – 5:30pm

Class Platform


Class Number

37809 – January 12 – Aaron Anderson
37811 – February 17 – Chris Gould
37812 – February 24 -Chris Gould
37810 – March 8 – Aaron Anderson

Class Fee



Winter 2024 registration opens Dec 16 at 10am

*Priority registration for active scholarship recipients starts Dec 13

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