Have you ever wanted to learn how to develop you own film?  Or create beautiful darkroom prints from your negatives? Or only ever shot digital want to know what film photography is all about?

Workshops are tailored for your requirements and we will cover as much content as possible within the time booked. They are given only to individuals or 2 people (if booked at the same time) to enable a personalised and focused learning environment.

Cost includes film, chemicals, paper and mounting card depending on requirements.
A light lunch and refreshments are also included on 1 Day workshops.

Whether you’re interested in film development, analogue-to-digital workflow, darkroom printing or alternative processes I will create a workshop just for you.

Facilities and Location

My private darkroom is located in Binley Woods, Coventry within easy access from the M1, M6 and M40. A professionally equipped darkroom (8mx3m) with facilities to develop and print 35mm, 120, 4×5 and 8×10 B&W and Colour film up to 20″x24″.

  • JOBO CPA-2 rotary film processor
  • Light table
  • Epson V750 Scanner and iMac
  • De Vere 504 enlarger
  • Marrutt negative dryer
  • 20×24 NOVA 2-slot paper developer
  • 8×10, 16×20, 20×24 trays
  • Keencut mount cutter

Example 1-Day Workshops

Film Photography

Shoot, develop and scan!
  • 35mm, Medium Format and large format
  • Using film cameras
  • Loading roll and sheet film
  • Types of film (B&W, Colour, Slide, Instant)
  • ISO
  • Manual Exposure and metering
  • Pushing and Pulling
  • Tools of the trade
  • Developing
  • Scanning

Darkroom Introduction

Develop, scan and wet print
  • Film types
  • Development processes and chemicals
  • Negative scanning & storage
  • Darkroom prints
  • Paper types, chemicals
  • Contact Prints
  • Enlarging
  • Test Strips
  • Contrast
  • Dodging & Burning

Darkroom printing

Bring your own negatives and create beautiful prints
  • Paper types
  • Chemicals
  • Contact Prints
  • Enlarging
  • Test Strips
  • Contrast
  • Dodging & Burning
  • Split Grading
  • Toning
  • Mounting


1-Day Workshop

£180 – 1 Person
£290 – 2 Person

Please get in touch for discounts on multi-day workshops.

Email : contact@johnwhitmore.gallery

Call : 07842 093317