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Open Darkroom Plus
8-Session Evening Course

Thursday, October 19 to December 14, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (no class Nov. 23)
Code: 1K00PL

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PLEASE NOTE: This course has updated dates (originally Oct. 12 to Dec. 7).

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This darkroom-focused class is geared for photographers with basic darkroom skills and beyond, who are interested in taking their work to the next level. Students benefit from small-group lectures, individual instruction, and independent work to gain confidence in a specific area. Possible instructional topics include, but are not limited to, toning, fiber-based printing, strengthening basic skills such as dodging and burning, and assessment of print quality. A guided lesson on processing color negatives is optional. In addition to refining technical skills, students are encouraged to study the work of photographers that provide inspiration for their work.

Participants supply their own film and photographic paper. Photo chemistry is provided.

Instructor: Paul Matthai

8 sessions, 3 hours each (no class Nov. 23)


S. Dillon Ripley Center
Photolab 3036
1100 Jefferson Dr SW
Metro: Smithsonian (Mall exit)