Making Negatives – Black and White Film Processing

This workshop, combined with Introduction to Black and White Printing, gives you the basic knowledge to explore traditional black and white process in the darkroom. It is suitable for novices, those with digital photographic experience, and photographers wanting to consolidate or refresh their knowledge or practice. With 25 years experience leading photographic workshops your tutor will cover the fundamental technical and practical aspects of traditional silver based darkroom practice.

The workshops take place on Friday evenings, 6-9pm with the printing workshop on the afternoon of the next day:

Friday 26th April
Friday 3rd May
Friday 7th June
Friday 21st June
Friday 13th July

Who it’s for

The workshop is aimed at those with some previous photographic knowledge to professional digital practitioners who want to expand their traditional process knowledge. Please bring an exposed black and white film to develop. Complete novice photographers are welcome, but a working knowledge of photographic exposure will be useful to take this practice forward.

If you’re an absolute beginner, a photographer not confident with using an analogue camera to expose a film correctly, or you don’t yet have a camera, the workshop will still be useful but do contact me about arranging a loan camera and film tutorial, if you’d like a roll to develop yourself at a workshop. If there’s enough demand for this content, I’ll look into arranging dates.

How to get there

Session duration 3 hours. The course will take place at Darkroom Birmingham, at The Old Print Works, 506 Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham. 15 mins bus ride from New Street Station, 50 bus route A435. Parking / The Mix Cafe / international restaurants nearby / 10 mins walk to Moseley Village / Ladypool Road.


Dan Burwood is an artist, photographer and educator with 25 years experience leading photographic workshops. Dan established Darkroom Birmingham in 2012 and has run a wide range of projects there since, including community photography training, exhibitions and analogue and digital tuition. 

Making Negatives – Black and White Film Processing Workshop: £55 
£40 concessions (Student/OAP/UC)
£30 deposit to reserve a place, balance due on attending.
Gift vouchers available, for individual workshops or mini course.

To book, or for further information, email, or message Dan on 07779159217 with the following information:
– Name of course participant/s
– Date of course booking
– Concessions / discounts on booking
– Deposit or full payment
– Mobile phone number for payment link