Discover the magic of black & white photography by learning film processing and photo printing techniques at the NewBridge Darkroom. Perfect for people with no experience, those looking for a full refresher or experienced photographers. All inductions and workshops are led by lens based artist Janina Sabaliauskaite.

Experienced User Induction / ~ 1.5h / £25 per person / Paper & chemicals provided
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You must bring black & white negatives

Induction includes:
– Health and Safety
– Introduction to equipment & facilities
– Brief demonstration of black & white photo printing

Introductory Session / ~ 4 – 5h / £75 per person / Paper & chemicals provided.
You must bring exposed roll of film
Session includes:
– Health and Safety
– Introduction to equipment & facilities
– Film loading & developing
– Contact sheet making & final image printing
 
Beginners Session / ~ 9 – 5 pm / shoot to print / £100 per person / Paper & chemicals provided.
You must bring 35mm camera + black & white film (equipment & film can be provided at an additional cost)
Session includes:
– Learning how to manually shoot & expose black and white film using 35mm camera
– Health and Safety
– Introduction to darkroom equipment & facilities
– Film loading & developing
– Contact sheet making & multiple final images printing

Black & White Communal Darkroom Facilities Include:

35mm LPL 6600 Double Condenser Enlarger
35mm & 120mm LPL C6700 Dichroic Colour Enlarger
35mm LPL 3301D Condenser Enlarger
35mm Phillips PCS 2000 tri-one system Diffusion Colour Enlarger

Black and white multi-grade filters, enlarging easels, plain contact proof printer, micro focus finders, thermometers, graduated cylinders, film processing tanks, processing trays, handling tongs, reels and drying cabinet

Darkroom consumables are an additional cost and are charged according to usage:


B&W Film Processing 35mm 300ml (1 x film) £2.50
B&W Film Processing 120mm 500ml (1 x film) £3.50
Negative Sleeve £0.40

We use:


FILM DEVELOPER – Kodak Professional D-76 & Ilford ID-11
PAPER DEVELOPER – Ilford Multigrade
STOP – Ilfostop
FIX – Ilford Rapid Fixer

To arrange a suitable induction and time please email Janina on: thenewbridgedarkroom@gmail.com

Inductions are open to everyone, please note you must be an associate or studio member to use the darkroom on a regular basis. All inductions will be taking place at Carliol House, New Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6NE, in groups of 3.

After the induction you can get a one-day pass costing £5 per session for members, sessions are arranged in advance using shared Google Calender. 

Additional technical support and mentoring can be provided, please email Janina for queries on:  thenewbridgedarkroom@gmail.com

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