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Photography – Camera & Darkroom

This course gives you the opportunity to learn how to operate a 35mm SLR including controlling exposure time and depth of field. You will be shown how to process your film and how to produce black and white prints in the darkroom, using a range of darkroom techniques including contrast control, dodging and burning. You will also learn various advanced darkroom techniques and special effects such as toning prints and multiple exposures. You will use a professional photographic studio for a portrait shoot and there will be a group discussion on how your final prints turn out, with feedback from the course tutor.


We are currently confirming times and dates for this course. Please register your interest below or contact us for more information.

What topics are covered?

Composing a photograph; Aperture & shutter speed; Black & white film processing; Basic black & white printing; Contrast control; Dodging & burning; Using toners e.g. sepia; Multiple exposures; Photograms; Large scale fine printing.

How will I learn?

Demonstrations, practical workshops and one to one tuition.

What can I do after this course?

Digital Photography

Are there any additional costs?

Black & white film

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment

If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

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Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

1 review for Photography – Camera & Darkroom

  1. 5 out of 5

    Excellent course which accommodated people with a wide range of experience from complete beginners to those who had booked many times and were there to use the darkroom facilities and to discuss their work with the tutor. Tutor will help you as much as you need with great patience or leave you to get on with it – whatever you prefer. Really friendly course. You get stuck in on day one and then have the freedom to experiment every week with new techniques. Have booked my second course.

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