Ashford College - Film Based Photography and Darkroom Practice
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Qualification: Film Based Photography and Darkroom Practice
Start date: 30/10/2023
End date: 04/12/2023
Times: Mondays: 6 - 9pm
Weekly hours: 3 Hours
Location: Elwick Road, Ashford
Fee: £175* (*FREE if eligible)
Duration: 6 Weeks

Film Based Photography and Darkroom Practice

Introduce yourself to the world of film processing, darkroom practice and black and white printing.

What will I learn? 

This is a practical course introducing analogue photography, designed for newcomers who wish to learn basic 35mm camera controls and black and white darkroom techniques., This includes black & white film development, making contact sheets and printing with an enlarger. Previous darkroom experience is not necessary, and a basic understanding of exposure, although useful, is not essential. 

You are also welcome to bring along any exposed B&W films (or negatives) of your own, whether 35mm, 120 or 5x4 format. You will to be able to process and print from them during the sessions - paper and chemicals are supplied - and you may take prints home with you. 

This is the perfect introduction for the analogue photographer looking to acquire darkroom skills that will subsequently enable them to progress to more intermediate and advanced practices. 

Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, and it is first come, first served as places are limited to 15 spaces.

Fees and costs:


*This course may be free to those who are 19+ and are unemployed, receiving benefits or on a low income (under £18,500)

To discuss eligibility for this, please call 01233 743100 or email us at

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Elwick Road
TN23 1NN

01233 743100