intermediate darkroom photography

develop yourself further

course description

Building on techniques and skills introduced in our introductory course, these four sessions offer the opportunity to explore darkroom processes in greater depth, and develop greater technical skill. Working closely with an experienced professional, who will guide you every step of the way, you will learn more advanced concepts and techniques, and will have greater opportunity to identify and explore emerging areas of personal interest in traditional photography and photographic processing.

prior experience

This course is aimed at individuals who already have some darkroom experience.

equipment required

Film and paper are provided; you can bring your own 35mm film camera, if you have one.

this course will be of interest to

This course is aimed at individuals who already have some darkroom experience, and are interested in exploring and learning in greater depth. In all-digital exposure-to-ouput photography, the artist is denied a unique range of creative possibilities through manual intervention and direct manipulation. Several of these are presented and explored here, to add to the available range of expressive options.

course dates

This course will take place across two Saturdays. Starting on Saturday 26th October and concluding on Saturday 2nd November, both sessions at 10am-5pm.

course price


course overview

session 1: 

Developing film

session 2: 

Printing contact sheets, development of darkroom printing skills

session 3: 

Using multigrade filters and split grading

session 4: 

Opportunity to experiment with dedicated support from an experienced technician


Lasma Poisa

Lasma Poisa is Latvian lens-based artist, currently living and working in Manchester. Poisa’s practice uses methods of documentary, portraiture and performance through both still and moving image. Poisa’s work has been exhibited in Brick Lane, London and in the exhibition From Common Differences as part of Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography. Her work was recently published in German Magazine, Nido. She has held a number of residencies, including in Photography at Swansea Metropolitan University and was Arts Outreach Coordinator at Locws International. Poisa currently works at The University of Salford.


related courses

introduction to darkroom photography

If you are interested in this course, but unable to attend at this time. Please email us at


Peel building 51 Crescent
Salford M5 4WX