Have you always wanted to try a darkroom? Now is your chance!

 

Upcoming Courses

Detailed information about the specific courses is below.

All course dates are found in collaboration with students, so if you are looking for something just write to us and we’ll find a date together!

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April 15th – Color Printing Course

April 25th – B&W Film Developing

April 26th – B&W Printing Course

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Alternative Photography Courses: On demand – please write to us if you are interested. This could be Cyanotype, Wet Plate, Collidion, etc.

Sign up for any of these courses by writing an email to hello@silverlab.net

 

B&W Printing Course – One day course

This is the course for those who would like to try first hand the magic of the darkroom without taking a long course. Call it a taster menu of darkroom technique. The course can be run in either Danish or English. The course lasts 7 hours and and offers:

-Introduction lecture to the fundamentals of working in the darkroom.

-Demonstration of use of enlarger and enlargement techniques.

-Several hours of supervised printing and learning in the darkroom, resulting in your own 24x30cm prints from your own negative.

All materials and chemicals are included, you just need to bring you own developed black & white negatives to print with. The course runs from 9am-4pm at our darkroom on Islands Brygge. There is space for only 4 people each day, you will each have your own enlarger to print your images with. There will also be an option to get your work framed after the course.

Cost: 1850kr Intro price: 1500kr

Color Printing Course – One day course

This course if for those who are interested in color printing, which is an exciting and interesting process. It is best if you have tried b&w printing first, but not necessary. The course can be run in either Danish or English. The course lasts 7 hours and and offers:

-Introduction lecture to the fundamentals of working in the darkroom.

-Demonstration of use of color processor, enlarger and enlargement techniques.

-Several hours of supervised printing and learning in the darkroom, resulting in your own 24x30cm prints from your own negative.

All materials and chemicals are included, you just need to bring you own developed color negatives to print with. The course runs from 9am-4pm at our darkroom on Islands Brygge. There is space for only 4 people each day, you will each have your own enlarger to print your images with. There will also be an option to get your work framed after the course.

Cost: 1850kr Intro price: 1500kr

B&W Film Developing

This course is for those who would like to learn how to develop their own black & white film at home. You can save a lot of money, and have a lot more control of your images by developing yourself. This will introduce you to the basic techniques and methods of development. The course can be run in either Danish or English. The course lasts 3 hours and and offers:

-Introduction lecture to the fundamentals of working film development & methods of home processing.

-Hands on practice rolling film into development spools

-Demonstration of film development with your film. You will get one roll of processed film.

Materials and chemicals are included, you just need to bring you own roll of exposed film. The course runs from 10am-1pm at our darkroom on Islands Brygge. There is space for only 5 people in each course, so sign up early!

Cost: 500kr Intro price: 400kr

 

Introduction to Darkroom Techniques – 2-3 day courses

This is the course for those who would like to learn more in depth about the analog process and learn to do it themselves. This course will cover everything from shooting, film development, darkroom printing and how to build your own darkroom. This is the course for those who would like to see how the entire process works, from shooting film to printing your images. The course can be run in either Danish or English. The course lasts 2 or 3 days, 7 hours a day and and offers:

-Introduction lecture to the fundamentals of working film development & methods of home processing.

-Hands on experience with loading and developing your film.

-Demonstration of use of enlarger and enlargement techniques.

-Hands on printing and learning in the darkroom, resulting in hand printed copies of your own images.

-Information about building and running home darkrooms. (3 day course only)

All materials and chemicals are included, you just need to bring a camera to shoot with. The course runs each day from 10am-5pm at our darkroom on Islands Brygge. There is space for only 4 people per course, you will each have your own enlarger to print your image with. There will also be an option to get your work framed after the course.

Cost: 3 day course – 5500kr Intro price: 4000kr

2 day course – 3700kr Intro price: 3000kr

 

Alternative Photography Courses

Tired of the usual digital prints? Want to try your hand at some historic and beautiful techniques? Master printer Giuseppe Sannino is coming to CPH Silver Lab to share his knowledge. This is your chance to make unique images!

All materials are included – you just bring your choice of watercolor paper to print on

Learn to process & produce with historic techniques

-Hands on learning – print your own image!

See more at: silverfotografi.wordpress.com and www.giuseppesannino.info

Each course is only 1200kr!

These courses are in English. Let us know if you could be interested in one of these courses.

 

Future Courses

We will be offering more courses in the future, such as printing on fiber base paper, large format camera technique, and film development. We just need to hear how many people are interested. If this sounds tempting or if you have another topic you would like to see a course on, then please drop us a line and let us know. You can design a course on exactly what you’d like to learn.

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Instruction

Our courses are taught by Andreas Olesen and occasionally feature a guest instructor. We can help with any sort of project, be it artistic, professional or simply for fun.

Andreas Olesen has been working as an analog photographer since 1998, when he (finally) got the chance to try out a darkroom. He never looked back. He worked for many years at Seawood Photo, the bay area’s best classic camera store, as well as assisting many photographers along the way. He attended The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and has been a working artist ever since.

You can learn more about Andreas on his website, andreasolesen.com