About Hart House Camera Club Workshops and Classes
Join the Hart House Camera Club in 2023-24 for an exciting array of workshops and classes designed to enhance your photography skills. Immerse yourself in the captivating world of analog black-and-white photography with our Darkroom workshops, where you'll learn the art of developing and printing your own film. From mastering the techniques of exposure and composition to exploring advanced editing software, our diverse range of classes offers something for photographers of all levels. Led by experienced instructors and held in a supportive and creative environment, these workshops and classes at the Hart House Camera Club are the perfect opportunity to expand your photographic horizons and unleash your artistic vision.
About the Course
This course introduces basic darkroom procedures: developing black and white negative film and printing photographs from negatives. You will learn various techniques to enlarge and control the quality of prints with time to develop your photographs.
Each week's lesson includes a short orientation and supervised time in the darkroom. On day one, we will focus on the basics of developing; on day two, we will focus on the basics of printing; and on day three, we will explore advanced printing methods.
September 14, 21, and 28, 2023
Once you register, pick up a roll of film from the Hart House Hub/Info Desk. Use this roll to take photographs you will develop and print during the workshop. This will take a couple of days - give yourself enough time. You are welcome to bring your exposed roll of black and white film as well, and if there is time, the instructor will work with you on it. You will receive 25 sheets of print paper on day one of the workshop. All other materials and equipment will be provided.
Micah Donovan is a graduate of the Kansas City art Institute and Nova Scotia College of Art and Design where he studied photography, printmaking and sculpture. A fan of the shared experiences documentary photography and storytelling provides, he has creative-produced and hosted stunt cooking shows for Food Network Canada, sustainable tech adventures for Discovery Science, explorations for enRoute Magazine and other media outlets. He makes living sculptures, teaches analogue photography at Hart House, and is the Exhibition and Project Coordinator at the Art Museum University of Toronto.