July | TEEN Workshop: Basic B&W Film Photography & Darkroom

TEEN Workshop: Basic B&W Film Photography & Darkroom

Date  | Monday – Friday, July 8 – 12, 2024

Time  | Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 2:00 pm,

Friday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location |  Colorado Photographic Arts Center

1200 Lincoln St, Suite 111, Denver, CO 80203

Cost  |  $325

Materials  |  Additional $40 per student

(includes film, paper, and chemistry)

Instructor  |  Shana Cruz-Thompson

Ages  |  11-17


Students will learn how to shoot black & white film in-camera and how to print negatives into photographs in a traditional black & white darkroom.

Course Description:

In this introductory week-long workshop students learn how to load and photograph with an SLR film camera, developing the film, then spend the week making prints from their negatives in our on-site darkroom. They will learn the fundamental rules of dynamic composition, mastering the exposure triangle, developing film, printing a contact sheet in the darkroom, and making 5×7 prints from their negatives. No previous experience is necessary. Just come ready to have fun!

  • Black & White film photography
  • Composition
  • Manual exposure (exposure triangle)
  • Developing film
  • Printing in a traditional darkroom

Materials Needed:

  • 35mm film camera (bring your own or borrow one from CPAC*)
  • Note-taking materials
  • Water
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Sunscreen/Hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes


*Ask about our free loaner camera program by emailing info@cpacphoto.org