A great introduction to darkroom printing or a refresher course for anyone who hasn’t been in the darkroom for a while—learn the necessary skills for printing in a traditional wet black & white darkroom with instructor Ruth Kaplan. This workshop will guide participants on the fundamentals of black and white printing, including darkroom chemistry setup and safety, enlarger use, test prints and contact sheets through more advanced printing techniques such as dodging & burning and the use of filters to enhance your images.
Participants should bring processed B&W negatives. All other materials provided.
Ruth Kaplan is a documentary-based photographer whose work explores a variety of themes such as the social behaviour of bathers in communal hot springs, participants in rituals of spirituality and most recently, refugee shelters in Canadian/U.S.A. border cities including Detroit, Buffalo and Fort Erie. Her first monograph, Bathers, has recently been published by Damiani.
Kaplan has exhibited internationally and is represented by the Stephen Bulger Gallery.Her editorial work can be found in major Canadian and international publications, she has received numerous grants and awards and is currently photography professor at OCAD University and Toronto Metropolitan University.