Intro to B&W Printing 2
Feb
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
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Monday Night Movie
Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature.

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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Feb
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
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Intro To Camera
Mar
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. 
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Intro To Camera
Mar
6
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. 
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Intermediate B&W Printing
Mar
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.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Film Development
Mar
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. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Mar
13
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. 
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Intermediate B&W Printing
Mar
15
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.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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An Evening of Performance presented by Natasha Steinbach
Mar
17
to Mar 18

An Evening of Performance presented by Natasha Steinbach

  • Bushwick Community Darkroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Night of Unique New Music Duos-

This intriguing night of new, original, composed and improvised music will feature performances by:

James Moore & Andie Springer
SLEEPTALK (David Grollman & Natalia Steinbach),
Leah Asher & Natalia Steinbach
Berrow Duo (Thea Merisow & Leia Slosberg)

Tickets are $10 at the door
Proceeds will go to the musicians

Described as "model new-music citizens" by the NY Times, JAMES MOORE & ANDIE SPRINGER enjoy active careers as performers in New York's thriving creative music scene. James and Andie started their duo while on tour with the production of playwright Richard Maxwell's Neutral Hero. Traveling to venues around the world, they would follow up their evening theatrical performances with late-night sets at underground music and art venues. They have since built a a unique repertoire of contemporary music for violin and steel-string resonator guitar, and collaborated with a diverse community of composers, writers, actors, and visual artists. Their critically acclaimed debut album Gertrudes was released on New World Records in 2015, featuring original compositions and pieces written for them by Robert Ashley, Lainie Fefferman, Paula Matthusen, Larry Polansky, and Ken Thomson.
jamesandie.com

ANDIE SPRINGER is a violinist and performer. Her audio visual album “Dandelion” will be released in the spring of 2018. She is the cofounder and musical director of Wild Shore New Music, now in it’s sixth year as Alaska’s premier new music festival. 
She has toured internationally as a company member of the New York City Players and has served as a multi-instrumentalist in theater groups Object Collection and New Paradise Laboratories. Musical collaborations include a duo with guitarist James Moore and new music ensembles Hotel Elefant and Transit. She has performed at LA Opera, The Kitchen, The Pompidou, and Carnegie Hall. Springer is faculty at Larchmont Music Academy and St. Lukes School. Her work has been reviewed by the New York Times, New Sounds Live, and The Wall Street Journal. 
"The best joining of human and machine since RoboCop." - I Care If You Listen
“Right 99% of the time,” - Richard Maxwell, 2018
andiespringer.com

JAMES MOORE is a UCSC alumnus who has been active on the East Coast since 2004, building an eclectic career in New York as a guitarist, mulit-instrumentalist, composer and bandleader. James is a founding member of the electric guitar quartet Dither, and performs with his acoustic group The Hands Free and the rock band Forever House. James's first solo recording, a new interpretation of The Book of Heads, John Zorn’s bizarre collection of guitar etudes, was released on Tzadik in 2015. Other recent projects include playwright Richard Maxwell’s theater production The Evening; choreographer Susan Marshall and composer David Lang’s collaborative dance work PLAY/PAUSE; and Mason Bates's The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs with the Santa Fe Opera.
jamesmooreguitar.com

Violinist/violist, composer, and visual artist LEAH ASHER is an avid performer of contemporary music and creator of new artistic works. Leah has performed throughout the U.S. and Europe with artists and ensembles such as Jennifer Torrence, Sanae Yoshida, Mary Auner, AJO ensemble, NOSO Sinfoniettaen, The Arctic Philharmonic, The Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, eighth blackbird, ICE, and The Rhythm Method. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with NOSO Sinfoniettaen and Oberlin’s Contemporary Music Ensemble. A passionate collaborator, Leah has worked closely with composers such as Lewis Nielson, Rebecca Saunders, Frederic Rzewski, Edward Hamel, Phillipe Manoury, and Christian Wolff. Leah formerly served as solo violist of the NOSO Sinfoniettaen and co-principal viola of the Arctic Philharmonic. She joined as a violinist of The Rhythm Method in 2016. As a composer of graphic scores, Leah has been commissioned by ensembles such as andPlay, Chartreuse, NorthArc Percussion group, The Contingency Plan, and solo artists such as Meaghan Burke, Tristan McKay, Kallie Ciechomski, and Jennifer Torrence.
leahasher.com

SLEEP TALK is an experimental and improvisational duo formed in 2016 comprised of percussionist/performer David Grollman and violinist, vocalist, and sleep talker, Natalia Steinbach. The two improvise upon a theme composed of an extensive library of Natalia’s sleep talking recordings. Using their instruments, objects, and voices, David and Natalia create an unpredictable, enigmatic, and imaginative performance.
http://www.squidco.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=S&Product_Code=22973

DAVID GROLLMAN is a percussionist from NYC who performs freely improvised music. He performs in art galleries, tiki bars, and venues of curious ambience made more curious by his mongrel sounds. David bows, scrapes, blows, slaps, rubs, caresses, abuses, and generally tests the limits of his instrument. Anything is game. Anything may be a participant if the musical conversation calls for it. Artist, instrument, audience, and environment become ambiguous terms, conspiring in a theatrical exploration of chance dynamics and serendipitous exchanges.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSb92rzNeYo&app=desktop

NATALIA STEINBACH is a violinist, vocalist, composer, educator, and visual artist specializing in classical, experimental, contemporary, and improvisatory music. She performs music for solo violin and voice as well as collaborates with other musicians and artists from all over the world. Her recent projects include her solo noir/theatrical/neoclassical works as WaterLynx, experimental/improvisational duo SLEEP TALK with percussionist David Grollman, compositional/improvisational and new music duo with violinist/violist/composer Leah Asher, and the experimental, classical, and performance art duo Naked Roots Conducive with cellist/vocalist Valerie Kuehne. Steinbach recently finished recording her solo album, The WaterLynx EP this past year. The album features Natalia’s melancholic and ferocious pieces, layered intricately with passionate vocals and violin and will include a series of her paintings in the album’s pamphlet. Natalia studied at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with Gregory Fulkerson as well as with Airi Yoshioka at University of Maryland Baltimore County.
nataliasteinbach.com


BERROW DUO is the dynamic combination of flute and cello committed to the creation of new works. New York City-based performers LEIA SLOSBERG, flute, and THEA MESIROW, cello, bonded over their desire to push traditional playing boundaries with the incorporation of text and extended techniques in instrumental music. Together, they focus on the promotion of women and femme-identified composers and artists to create new works through close collaboration. Berrow Duo is passionate about experimentation, exploration, and the expansion of expression in instrumental music.
leiaslosberg.com
theamesirow.com

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Mar
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
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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Mar
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
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Intermediate B&W Printing
Mar
22
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.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Mar
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
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Monday Night Movie
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature.

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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Mar
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
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Intermediate B&W Printing
Mar
29
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.

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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EcoChat: Sustainable You, Sustainable Me!
Feb
20
7:30 PM19:30

EcoChat: Sustainable You, Sustainable Me!

Join us for a new discussion series starting this Tuesday February 20th and continuing on the third Tuesday's of every month. Hosted by Sue Butler & Jackie Neale

Sue Butler: Early Adopter and Innovator
Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy
LeavingtheCarbonEconomy.com

Jackie Neale: Photographer and Climate Activist

Informal Discussion Group
Sponsored by Bushwick Community Darkroom
And the Sierra Club of Massachusetts and New York

Purpose: Conversation and support for all as
We try to revise how we live in the world and
Find more sustainable adaptations.
We can talk about anything related to this topic, as the group decides.

Readings and References
We started thinking about conservation and waste as discussed in the books
Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart
Cooler Smarter by Union of Concerned Scientists

Time: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 7:30 PM
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:30 PM
Tuesday, April, 17, 2018
Tuesday May, 15, 2018, 7:30 PM
Place: Bushwick Community Darkroon
110 Troutman Street, Brooklyn, NY
Phone: 718 218 4023

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Feb
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
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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Feb
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
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Feb
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. 
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Monday Night Movie
Feb
12
8:00 PM20:00

Monday Night Movie

BCD is presenting a series of bike themed movie nights in conjunction with No Life Like This Life. Movies are screened every other Monday at 8pm, beers are offered for those of age. Check Instagram @bushwickdkrm for the next feature.

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Intro to B&W Film Development
Feb
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. 
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Point and Shoot Opening Reception
Feb
10
6:30 PM18:30

Point and Shoot Opening Reception

Collette O’Brien and Theo Smith-Miller are Bennington students interning at the Bushwick Community Darkroom for their Field Work Terms, a seven week internship which all Bennington students partake in. As part of their internship Collette and Theo are self producing an exhibition that will be on display in our gallery from February 8th - 13th. A celebratory reception will be held on Saturday February 10th from 6-9pm, drinks & snacks will be served. For this show Collette and Theo have been experimenting in the color darkroom. Theo has been collecting Images of man made structures and the way that people and the environment interact. Collette has been collaging together found negatives to create abstracted portraits. Theo and Collette have greatly enjoyed the time they’ve spent at BCD and are very glad to have this opportunity to show their work.

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Intro to the Camera
Feb
6
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. 
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Intro to the Camera
Feb
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. 
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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Jan
30
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
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Intro to B&W Printing 2
Jan
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
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Intermediate B&W Printing
Jan
25
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.

 

 

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

 

 

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

 

 

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Jan
23
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
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Intro to B&W Printing 1
Jan
21
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
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Intermediate B&W Printing
Jan
18
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.

 

 

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

 

 

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

 

 

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to B&W Film Development
Jan
16
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. 
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Intro to B&W Film Development
Jan
14
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. 
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"Human Nature" Opening Reception
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

"Human Nature" Opening Reception

Human Nature

Opening: January 13, 2018, 6 - 9pm

Photographer Franey Miller’s body of work has been centered around making artful images of people and plant life since she began taking photos as a child. “Human Nature” is a recent selection of brightly colored images presented at the Bushwick Community Darkroom.

Much like how she photographs people, Franey’s intention while shooting different plant life is to always personify the flower and give it movement and a voice. The photos on display were selected to showcase a visual comparison of flowers and models in a fashion environment moving in similar ways. 

Franey developed the film and created all of the darkroom prints at BCD.

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Intermediate B&W Printing
Jan
11
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.

 

 

Over the course of four weeks, 3.5 hours each week, you'll learn how to print with fiber paper, make larger prints, and use techniques to bring out out fine details and make higher quality prints from even the most challenging negatives. Best of all, you will meet other photographers who are dedicated to learning and preserving the art of film photography.

 

 

At the conclusion of the course, we'll celebrate with a public exhibition of your work at Bushwick Community Darkroom... and a party on opening night!

 

 

This course is for people who have already taken our beginner darkroom class or can demonstrate basic printing proficiency.

 

 

Time: Thursdays 6 - 9:30 pm. 

Workshop Fee: $550 for 4, 3.5hr long sessions. Includes materials.

Equipment: Students should have access to and familiarity with an operational 35mm or medium-format camera.

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Intro to the Camera
Jan
9
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. 
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Intro to the Camera
Jan
7
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. 
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Annual Fundraiser
Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Annual Fundraiser

The Bushwick Community Darkroom was founded in 2011 with the mission to make film photography accessible to everybody. At a time when professional film labs were closing across New York City, founder Lucia Rollow believed there was still a place for film as a commercial and artistic medium. With a small amount of seed money, donated equipment, and the hard work of a few volunteers, BCD opened its doors.

Since moving into 110 Troutman Street in 2015, the Bushwick Community Darkroom has become a cornerstone in the Brooklyn arts community. Along with providing multiple darkrooms with color and black-and-white printing, we regularly host photo shows in our gallery space and offer a wide range of classes. This is just the beginning.

We’ve set an ambitious goal of raising $50,000 by the end of 2017. With this capital, we can make important facility upgrades and purchase a new scanner to improve our drop-off processing services. Your support will enable us to continue serving the community and keep our photo services affordable and accessible to all. Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor we are already 20% of the way towards our $50,000 goal and with your contribution we can get the rest of the way there!

Join us on December 7th from 7-10pm. There will be a silent auction, raffle with prizes from local Brooklyn business and a print sale. 

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Bring Your Own Photo Show
Nov
18
6:00 PM18:00

Bring Your Own Photo Show

Join us for our last "Bring Your Own Photo" Show of 2017!

Here's how it works: Come at 6pm and hang a photo. Bring any type of photo - color, b&w, mounted or unmounted - and show off your work. Space is first come, first serve so come early meet our wonderful community members!

 

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