B+W Film Photography






Event Overview

Ever had a hankering for the ‘good old days’ of film? Are you keen to get back into the red-tinted darkroom and watch a print materialise in front of your eyes?

B+W film processing is something of a lost art, with almost all cameras these days being digital. But there is something compelling about the hand crafted image, where each print is effectively unique and where the whole process is done by hand.

Leica Akademie Instructor Mark Strachan, in partnership with the Melbourne Camera Club, would like to invite you to learn how to shoot film, how to process film, how to make a contact sheet and how to make a print. We will be using ILFORD’s HP5 film and their processing chemicals.

  • – Learn about the differences between digital and film when shooting
  • – Use a vintage Leica rangefinder (or your own 35mm film camera) around South Melbourne Markets
  • – Load film into the processing tanks
  • – Mix up the chemicals, process and dry the film
  • – Make a contact sheet of the negatives
  • – Print onto 10×8 Multi-contrast paper using an enlarger

This workshop is limited to six guests only so book soon as it will fill up fast.

Event Details

When: 5 April 2020. 10.00am – 4.00pm.

Where: Melbourne Camera Club,

Equipment: Feel free to bring your own film camera (35mm). We can offer the loan of a vintage Leica rangefinder camera, and all film and chemicals (ILFORD) will be provided too.


Event Details

Day 1: 05/04/2020

Start time: 10:00 a.m.

End time: 16:00 p.m.

Venue: 25MCC. 4-256 Ferrars St, South Melbourne VIC 3205

Phone: 03 9248 4444

Email: info@leica-akademie.com.au