Dark room


A few weeks ago I joined an analogue photography course at the Rotterdam SKVR. I had taken courses there before, but all in digital photography. When I read about the Analoog Atelier (analogue workshop), I knew immediately I wanted to go. They offered lots of analogue techniques, such as cyanotypes, printing, developing film, but it's also possible to build your own camera. Because I already knew how to develop, I decided I wanted to learn how to print in the dark room. And that's what I've been doing for the last weeks. 

At first I had some trouble figuring out what I was doing. Dirk and Rens, the teachers, are of great help. The developing of the prints wasn't the issue. I had that figured out in no time. I did have some difficulty in finding the right exposure time, choosing a filter, etc. The second time I printed, I decided to take notes. And that helped me a great deal. I really enjoy printing. The good thing is, that people who take courses at SKVR can also use the dark room at other times. For me, it's a great way to print without having to buy all the equipment. Although a dark room in the house would be pretty awesome....

Here are some of the prints I have made:


Man in the woods
Industrial abstract

Oh yeah; this is what happens when someone turns on the light when you're developing a print...

Bustart solarized