University of Technology Sydney

88011 Darkroom Photography

6cp; 3 hours per week workshop/tutorial


This subject offers inspirational and hands-on experience in making black and white photographs. Students are introduced to the magic alchemical world of the photographic darkroom. Part science and part art form, darkroom photography provides a unique immersive environment to reconnect with yourself and the world. Students are introduced to the 35 mm manual SLR camera, black and white film processing, dark room printing, film exposure and photographic print enlargement. In the fast-moving 21st century, hand-making photographs offers an alternative way of producing materially evocative images that slows the body and mind down. This elective is suited to students from all disciplines.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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