Tim Layton Fine Art | Introduction To B&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop by Tim Layton

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Introduction To Black & White Darkroom Photography by Tim Layton 

What's Included?

* 50-page workbook

* 12 Comprehensive HD Videos 

* Everything You Need to Know to Expose Your B&W Film, Develop Your Films at Home, and Create Handmade B&W Prints in the Darkroom

If you have ever wanted to create iconic black and white images, develop your own film at home, and make handmade darkroom prints, then this is the video course for you. 

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Black and white film continues to be the preferred medium for black and white fine art photography because it has a special look and feel that simply can't be duplicated by digital cameras.  Whether you plan on scanning your film or creating handmade darkroom prints, Tim walks you through everything you need to know in this comprehensive video workshop.  You will feel like you are working one-on-one with Tim as he gently walks you through every part of the process.   

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"I needed a refresher since I have not been in a darkroom in 10 years. Tim's Intro to B&W Darkroom Photography Video Workshop is easy to follow, very detailed and very affordable. With this workshop, you will see that getting your hands wet in a photographic darkroom is not something to be scared off as Tim shows/explains in very plain language. Knowing something is one thing, teaching that is another. Not everyone can teach what they know. If you are considering learning darkroom or need a very good refresher I highly doubt you will find anything better. I am certain you will not find it at this price." -Gokhan Cukurova, Illinois

"I have been a bit wary of video workshops, but having watched Tim's YouTube channel I decided to take the plunge. I'm glad I did. I have been looking at getting back into the darkroom recently and so decided to buy the Intro to B&W Darkroom Photography video workshop to refresh my memory. I watched all the videos back to back. Brilliant. It felt like a one-on-one class, no jostling with ten other students for the tutor's attention. I did a couple of photography courses a few years ago and both had darkroom modules. Neither course was as beneficial as this workshop and for a fraction of the price.” -Jon Ford, UK

"I just finished Tim’s Intro to B&W Darkroom Workshop. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone regardless of experience level. Photography like music or any other art form requires practice. Tim’s workshops will help get the technical details out of the way so making art becomes your primary focus. Already signed up for the Floral Still Life class and plan to take both the Split Grade Printing and the Advanced Printing classes." -Pete Moraitis, Kansas City 

“Tim's Intro to B&W Darkroom Photography class has a wealth of information regarding the camera, film, exposure, chemicals and of course darkroom procedures. This class is well worth the money and you won't be disappointed. Thank you, Tim, for all the information and answering any questions I had regarding the course.” -Gary Brewer, USA

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Movie # 1 - Introduction & Welcome to B&W Darkroom Photography (Review of Materials & Supplies
Movie # 2 - Discussion and review of 35mm and 120 Medium format film camera options

Movie # 3 - Technique to get good exposures with roll film without performing technical film testing

Movie # 4 - Development techniques and process for developing B&W film at home (expose for shadows and develop for highlights)

Movie # 5 - Choosing a developer for your B&W film

Movie # 6 - Field Event - Expose B&W film and discuss my creative and technical choices real time in the field.  

Movie # 7 - Demonstration - Step-by-step of how to develop B&W film at home

Movie # 8 - Discussion - How to read a film negative and make future adjustments to your exposure and/or development processes.  

Movie # 9 - Demonstration - How to establish your printing DMAX (max black) in the darkroom and standard printing time for your film and paper combination.  

Movie # 10 - Demonstration - How to make a contact proof sheet in the darkroom and select good candidates for printing.

Movie # 11 - Demonstration - Step-by-Step process of how to make a darkroom print using variable contrast filters and incorporate dodging and burning to enhance your prints.

Movie # 12 - Summary and discussion of ideas for further exploration. 


I include a time/temp development reference chart to help you identify the proper development time when you temperature varies. I provide a copy of my personal darkroom printing record that we use in the course so that you can print copies for yourself and use in your own darkroom.  I also include a copy of the Ilford HP5+ technical specification. 

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