B+W Printing 101

Join Greg Wiley for a Printing 101 class, catered to those who have the interest, but maybe not the skills, to bring photographs to life. He will show you how to print your black and white negatives onto emulsion paper, from start to finish.

Topics include photographic chemistry, making contact sheets, when and why to use test strips, and techniques to help you get a print you can be proud of.

Photographic paper will be provided, however we encourage you to bring in your own negatives to print from.

Thursday May 26th 7-10pm $60



Join us for a lesson in how to develop your very own roll of B+W film. If you've had film laying around undeveloped, or have always been curious to take out that old camera, now's the chance to learn how to get your hands dirty and develop your own film. You'll learn how to load your film on reels, mix chemistry, read development time tables and finish, dry and sleeve your film.

All you need to bring is an undeveloped roll of 35mm or 120 B+W film and we'll show you the rest. Film marked "Process C-41" is color print film and should not be used.

Monday May 23rd 6:30-9:30 $45



$75 FOR 30 DAYS

Chicago Community Darkroom was formed with the idea that we could offer a refuge for those who shoot film. Whether it's developing film in a canister, or printing photographs using light and silver, our memberships offer you the chance to make art at your own pace. While modern technology can afford us the ability to never miss a shot, we feel that taking your time to craft one shot into its full potential warrants time and attention.

A 30-day membership includes:

  • Unlimited usage upon completion of two orientations (included in membership fee).
  • All standard chemicals for developing film and processing prints.
  • Members supply their own paper.
  • There is no contract. We do send a notice with a $5 off renewal discount prior to the end of your 30 days. You have the option of renewing online to continue your membership. You can do nothing, or rejoin us at a later time.