Intro to B&W Printing 2
Jun
27
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
Jul
8
7:00 pm19:00

Bring Your Own Photo Show

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom

Our popular Bring Your Own Photo show returns for 2017! This is your chance to show us what you've been shooting and printing... and to see what your fellow photographers have been up to! Bring your best shot (unframed is okay; framed is better) to hang at 7 p.m., then stick around to party among the photos! We welcome color and black-and-white photos, film and digital, as well as instant. Show us your stuff!!! 

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

For our second book we will be reading "Known And Strange Things" by Teju Cole.  We will meet at BCD on July 26th at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Aug
30
7:00 pm19:00

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

For our third book we will be reading "Instant: The Story of Polaroid".  We will meet at BCD on August 30th at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5


Intro to B&W Printing 2
Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
Intro to B&W Printing 2
Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
BCD Presents: Books and Beer!
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

BCD Presents: Books and Beer!

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom

This summer, we are starting a photo-inspired book club and we would love it if you can join us! This event is open to anyone who is interested; we would love to introduce more people to BCD! 

The first book we will be reading is Hold Still by Sally Mann. We will meet at BCD on June 21st at 7pm and talk about the book as well as hang out and have some beers.

This event is free with a suggested donation of $5

Intro to B&W Printing 1
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
Intro to B&W Printing 1
Jun
18
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
Intro to B&W Printing 1
Jun
18
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to B&W Printing 1

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
Intro to B&W Film Development
Jun
13
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
Intro to B&W Film Development
Jun
11
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
Intro to B&W Film Development
Jun
11
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

Intermediate B&W Printing

Ever wonder how pros get their photos to look so good? Now is your chance to find out! Take your darkroom skills to the next level and learn how to produce high quality images in our new intermediate black-and-white printing workshop.

Jun
7
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk : Michael Littman

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom

Michael Littman was born before Generations had catchy names. He started taking Black and White Photos with his Nikon F film camera because he couldn't afford a Leica Camera at that time. He was under the influence of Edward Weston and Ansel Adams because he considered them to be Artists rather then Photographers. Michael worked thematically and discovered in 1968 that the Myrtle Avenue El was going to be torn down. He took innumerable photos during that year and produced a personal book on that subject. He has enjoyed a lifetime of photographic experiences. He spent part of the last 10 years in China promoting Photography and installing shows. He was a High School Teacher in New York City for 32 years and enjoyed using photography as part of the curriculum. Michael will be happy to share my influences, techniques and experiences at the Bushwick Community Darkroom on June 7th 2017 at 7PM.

Intro to the Camera
Jun
4
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
Jun
3
6:00 pm18:00

Exhibition Opening: "Magnum Occulta" Photographs by Whitney Evanson

oin us for the opening reception of our exhibitions of photographs by BCD Volunteer Whitney Evanson.

Reception: Saturday June 3, 2017 6-9pm
On view for the month of June during BCD Open Hours

Although the most acute judges of the witches and even the witches themselves, were convinced of the guilt of witchery, the guilt nevertheless was non-existent. It is thus with all guilt. - Frederich Nietzsche.

Whitney Evanson is fascinated by interpreting dreams, and theorizing the meanings of: memory, time, and space. She obsesses over the process within film photography and strives to know what it means to truly capture time in the form of analog film. The theoretical philosophical works of Roland Barthes and Walter Benjamin are a crucial influence to this series of images and all of her conceptual works.

In the photographic series created for her Master’s Capstone Project, she wanted to use photography to convey a sense of loss, with memory, time, and space. Evanson brought together the concepts and philosophical idea of ‘singularity of photography’ through the problems that photography gives to the beholder of the photograph. Her research and project focused on the Salem witch trials and the grassroots movement and rise of feminism within the EZLN in Chiapas, Mexico. 

How has women's autonomy developed from the time of the Salem witch trials to the place of women in grassroots movements? The female body, reproduction, use of the body to control and manipulate, ties between women and nature, ritual, and objectification can be traced across time and space within these histories. How are cultural identity, time, and place echoed throughout history, in collective memory and in tying the past to the present? This series draws connections between resistance, witchcraft, and its use to persecute radical women. It relates to pre-christian European religion, and pre-christian Mesoamerican religion in Chiapas. Hence the name of this show, MAGAM OCCULTA, which is Latin and translates into ‘witch of secrets’. This show will have specific ritual objects used within the series on display alongside the images to immerse the viewer in real time with what they are regarding within the photographs.

Artist Talk: Daniel Ballesteros
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Artist Talk: Daniel Ballesteros

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom

Born in Springfield, Illinois, Daniel Ballesteros was raised in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, and has been included in the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers Catalogue and En Foco’s New Works Photography Fellowship. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Center for Photography at Woodstock, the Camera Club of New York, the Luminary, and Bose Pacia.

Intro to B&W Printing 2
May
28
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
Intro to B&W Printing 2
Apr
23
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
Intro to B&W Printing 2
Apr
23
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to B&W Printing 2

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: Fine-tune your printing skills, so the next time you come to the darkroom you are comfortable mixing chemistry, setting up the enlarger and working on your own.

  • How to print different size negatives
  • Different kinds and tones of paper
  • An introduction to Fiber paper printing
Intro to B&W Printing
Apr
18
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Printing

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
Intro to B&W Printing
Apr
16
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Printing

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
Intro to B&W Printing
Apr
16
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to B&W Printing

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of b&w negatives to print. Workshop students will print from the negatives developed last week.

 Class: You will learn about how enlargers work, all the darkroom necessities and the print development process and techniques.

  • Chemistry/  Timers/  Easels/ Filters/  Grain Focuser 
  • Printing contact sheets 
  • Printing basic 8x10 prints
Intro to B&W Development
Apr
9
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to B&W Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
Intro to B&W Development
Apr
9
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to B&W Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then. 
Intro to Camera
Apr
4
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
Intro to the Camera
Apr
2
6:00 pm18:00

Intro to the Camera

What to bring: Your 35mm or medium-format film camera.  We will go over them and answer any questions you may have. 

 Class: Everything you need to know to use a film camera.

  • Aperture  /  Shutter Speed  /  ISO (film speed)  /  Depth-of-Field / Lenses
  • Types of film, and how to pick which ones are appropriate for different situations
  • Brief history of photography, and a timeline of camera development
  • Hands-on demonstration with SLR, range-finder, medium-format, and view-finder cameras 
  • How to make a pinhole camera
  • How to load and shoot a roll of Tri-X (provided) for the next week’s film developing class.  You will also shoot a roll of Tri-X pushed to 3200.
  • Demonstration of how to load a film reel. Everyone can take home a roll and reel to practice for the film developing class. 
Intro to B&W Film Development
Mar
12
2:00 pm14:00

Intro to B&W Film Development

What to bring: for those taking this class individually, bring a roll of exposed black and white film to develop.  Workshop students will develop the roll shot last week.

 Class: This class covers everything you need to develop the two rolls of film you shot the previous week.

  • Review of the chemicals involved in developing film
  • Loading film onto reels in the developing tank and proper development technique
  • Developing the roll pushed to 3200
  • A demonstration of the color film processor to give you a solid foundation how all film is developed.  If you want to shoot a roll of color film also, we will process it then.