Introduction to Black and White Film Photography

Introduction to Black and White Film Photography


Mar 15, 2024 | 6pm


Advance registration is required. Sign-up here.

8 Sessions: Fridays, 6-9PM:
March 15, 22
April 5, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17

Please note you must be 18+ to take this workshop.

In this workshop participants will learn how to use the 35mm analog camera, develop their own film, and make silver gelatin prints in the BDC darkroom. Through demonstrations, homework assignments and critiques, participants will gain confidence in using the analog camera, composition in photography and in performing all darkroom processes.

The BDC has a limited number of cameras available for students during class time with a refundable deposit. It is preferable that students have their own 35mm film camera so that they can practice during out-of-class hours.

Students are required to purchase their own black-and-white photographic film and paper to work with in the darkroom. The BDC has film and paper for sale, or we can recommend stores where they can be purchased.

The course is subject to minimum enrollment, please register early.

Questions? Please email Belinda at


Belinda Gallegos worked as a photographer for a union magazine for 17 years. Her work has received the BRIO (Bronx Recognize Its Own) Award, International Labor Communication Award, and several awards from the Metro Labor Communications Council.

Mike Kamber has been a photojournalist and editor for more than 30 years working for The New York Times and many other publications. He began shooting and processing black and white film in darkrooms in the 1970s. Kamber will be present for some of the course sessions.