With digital photography winning over the masses, we have been hearing from our film photographers that darkrooms are just hard to come by and are few and far between! Fortunately, Gowanus Darkroom has two ambitious photographers, Rachel Jun and Jonathan Rodgers who have taken on this gorgeous space and are opening their doors to you.
Whether you are a total novice or an artist who knows their stuff, but doesn't have a darkroom, this is the place for you. Gowanus Darkroom has 10 enlarger stations, film processing areas, scanners and printers so there's room for everyone. You can rent studio time to use their facilities or you can take one of their many classes to learn how to develop and print film yourself!
Come join us on Rachel's tour -
Here are some brand new courses that Gowanus Darkroom has added to their fall schedule - get developing!
Essential Black and White Darkroom - 6 week course covering all topics Darkroom.
Field Guide 1: The Camera - a hands on workshop covering the essentials or using your camera.
Analog Film Lab - 8-hour intensive workshop will combine shooting, processing, developing and printing into one action-packed day.
Darkroom Basics - 3-hour crash course to print a 35mm negative using an enlarger and traditional chemistry
They also provide services for those who just want results. Film processing and photographic printing are both offered.
Even though I now often use digital photography, my walls are covered with my pinhole black and white photography from college. These studies found on the wall of Gowanus Darkroom recall my fondest memories from school where I spent hours lost in a world of dodging and burning images and dredging my paper into the baths to see what surprises were to come!
Thanks for the tour Rachel!
Get yourself signed up here: Gowanus Darkroom classes
See you on the dark side!
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