Analogue Photography is hot.
Photography is going old school: lomography is back in fashion and analogue photography is enjoying renewed popularity.
And it makes sense, because developing your own films and printing your own negatives in a darkroom feels like magic.
Black and white analogue photography can create beautiful prints with lots of shades of grey, deep blacks and wonderful highlights.
Dodging and burning, masking, contrast control, all the techniques that we now know from Photoshop, were already used by the great masters of photography but then in their analogue darkrooms.
The FOTOfactory has a well-equipped darkroom, with 24x36mm, 6x6cm and even 4x5inch enlargers. The Darkroom Lounge is the place to meet if you are into analogue photography. A limited group of students come together once per month to print their negatives and discuss their images. Skills are practiced and contacts are made often combined with a good glass of wine.
It is necessary that you already have darkroom skills.
When you want to join our Darkroom Lounge you need to have experience with analogue printing. Also you need to bring your own analogue photographic paper to the Lounge. And of course let us know when you want to join and what type of enlarger you will need.
You send us an e-mail when you want to become a member of the Lounge. We will charge students 7,50 euro and 49,50 euro for not students. We start at 4pm and continu till 9 pm. Let us know what time slot you prefer.
Maybe after this Lounge you even want to know more? Want to learn how your camera works? How to improve your images and even how it is to work both digital and analogue? Always wanted to work in a studio but never knew how? Join us in our upcoming 5Day intensive Basic Course.
The Basic Summercourse is for anyone who is interested in photography. A great way to learn how to work with your camera and at the same time enjoying beautiful Amsterdam during the Summer. In a small group, you will learn about visual language, digital technique, studio and even B&W analogue photography. Printing in our Darkroom included.
We want to keep your first time in the Darkroom simple and it should be fun. So we invented a new way of analogue printing. You only need to bring a mobile device, preferably your phone, but a tablet will also do.
Start creating your own analogue experience!
ABOUT the FOTOfactory
We run courses and workshops for beginners and experienced photographers alike. Five day workshops and intensive courses lasting several weeks/years cover areas from studio lighting for beginners to digital capture with camera movements for professionals. Our courses are presented in a relaxed atmosphere where student involvement is encouraged, feedback is important, and the instructors are always available to answer questions. Regardless of one’s ambitions, a single good course can make photography that much more fun.
Hello…. Can you introduce yourself? I am Japanese and staying this country for three and half years.
I am working as a fashion trend reporter and studying photography in this school now.
How long are you studying at Ff? I was joining the summer course in 2013 for a week, then I applied for the three years course. Now I am a second year student. Totally studying two and half year.
What do you like at the FF? Strong points? Bad points? I really like this school. We could study techniques of all kind of cameras including pinhole camera, view camera and of course analogue camera, all in a very professional way. And also we could study about history of the photography and as well as the theory of the it. Strong points are that we can find the way of our own photography, technical and conceptual.
Bad points… I couldn’t find it!
What kind of photographer would you like to become? I would like to become a contemporary photographer.
Did it change you to study photography? Yes, very much! My life is going to be more wealthy in so many ways.
How do you see your future? I will keep working as a fashion trend reporter, being skills what I am learning now and going to shift for contemporary photographer little by little I am imagining now.
Anything you want to add? Ff is super great school for me to study what photography is and I could learn what I want to take, sometime really difficult to express by my self, but many great teachers help me and they brash up my photography. And many friends in this school discuss about our works and could have to think many possibilities!
for the module Photographic Development II
(Second Year) as part of a serie advertisements.
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