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.
We want to keep your first time in the Darkroom simple and it should be fun. So we educate you how to face all the challenges in the darkroom. How to create a perfect analogue print. How to build an efficient and not to costly darkroom. We will use our enlargers to demonstrate.
And really.. you will love it.
You send us your images that you would like to print. We will prepare them for you and send them back to you.
You only have to save these transformed images on your mobile device. That way you immediately can start making prints. Any image will do. Coffee & tea are free.
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You bring your mobile device or iPad with charger and the images that we have prepared for you on it. If you feel more comfortable with mask you can wear it of course! We can provide you with plastic gloves if you would like to use those.
Also possible for participants who make use of a wheelchair.
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Maybe after this workshop 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 film.
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 there negatives and discuss their images. Skills are practiced and contacts are made often combined with a good glass of wine. On hold now due to circumstances.
ABOUT the FOTOfactory
We run courses and workshops for beginners and experienced photographers alike. From one evening or three day workshops, till 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.
A still life
Mariëlle Penrhyn Lowe
for the module Studio techniques I
(First Year) as part of a serie stills.
ISO 100 – 1/40 sec – F. 8.0 – 85mm f/2.8
natural light use combined with flash