Film and Darkroom 1: Beginning B&W

with Michael Snively
Location: CPAC Darkroom at the Zang Mansion, 709 Clarkson Street (7th and Clarkson) Denver
Dates: tba
Meets: 6-9 pm on Wed (class instruction) + Mon (lab night, dates tba)
Tuition: $202.50 Member; $225 Non-Members. Add $30 Materials Fee

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Level: Beginner, Refresher

Film and Darkroom 1 is a beginning or basic refresher photography course using film and a wet darkroom. The class will cover proper metering, film exposures and development, as well as an introduction to printing in the wet darkroom. Assignments will be given that will help you learn as well as explore and enjoy photography. It will be possible as well as recommended to access the darkroom at other times than the scheduled class time.
  • We will only be working with Black and White Film in this class.
  • Lab days typically held Monday evenings
  • All students receive a month of access to the CPAC darkroom for the class duration – please speak to the instructor about how to access the darkroom outside of lab and class hours

Snively_ BiopicMichael Snively is a Colorado native and professional photographer who, for more than 25 years, has created images for commercial and private clients, publications, presentations, and exhibitions. Michael is a traditionalist whose primary medium is B&W film, not out of fear of digital but out of respect for the traditions that have guided his career.

Michael is a firm believer that photographic skills are best learned through mentorship. In addition to his technical skills, Michael is highly regarded for his emphasis on light and form.

Making time to create successful images is critical to his work, as is archival quality. You might see Michael photographing along a stream bed or architectural structure with his large format camera. Sometimes he’ll ride his bicycle to a shoot, pulling his photo gear in a trailer, giving him more opportunities to connect with his environment.

One-on-one darkroom sessions with Michael are available for students wanting to learn in a more concentrated environment. Visit our rental page for more details.

View Michael’s website here

Required supplies for this program:

  • film camera