Darkroom – Black and White printing workshop


This afternoon analog printing workshop led by Eduardo Begota Vargas will give you an insight on the basics of silver gelatine printing.

-What do you need to bring?
You will have to bring at least one processed roll of black and white film (e.g. Kodak TX, Ilford HP5 , Ilford FP4)
You will be taught how to print on 5 x 7 inch Mutigrade IV RC de Luxe Paper/ Pearl finish.

You will make contact sheets, work prints with different border styles and a final finished print.

Eduardo will also explain how further workshops in toning and printing with Silver Gelatin paper workshops can really make your negatives reach their full potential.

‘Edu is clearly a passionate analogue photography advocate! Knows his stuff and was all too happy to share past failures and successes from his own darkroom wizardry! Really went through everything with us and took time to spend some time with each of us in the class. Benefits of a small darkroom!’ Brian F, past student

Gallery of Photography Darkroom.

-Where does the course take place?
The course takes place in the Gallery of Photography’s Darkroom.

Darkroom at Gallery of Photography Ireland.

-How do I book a place?
­Please telephone to check availability of places.

Places: 4 max
Cost: €90 (€75 Gallery of Photography Members)

Your Tutor:
Edu Vargas is a Spanish photographer based in Dublin. 
Thanks to his uncle, an amateur photographer, he got introduced to the world of photography and decided to study photography at Malaga Polytechnic where he achieved his Higher National
Diploma in Photography.
Once in Dublin he joined the Gallery of Photography to the avail of the darkroom where all of his printing work is done. All his prints are made in a traditional style using silver gelatin paper. Edu combines a mixture of different techniques such as split-toning, hand-writting and paper deterioration. He is always experimenting and trying new ways of printing to achieve the perfect black and white photograph.

Gallery of Photography photograph by Ros Kavanagh