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Basic Darkroom – FALL

This workshop presents the fundamentals of black & white photography and explores the basic functions of the camera. The class goal is to produce a high quality negative and technically strong black & white prints. Students receive weekly assignments to solve both technical and aesthetic problems. Ample darkroom time is made available for practical application of class lecture and demonstrations.


Students must have their own film camera.

To participate in this class, student must be 18 years of age or the minimum of a high school graduate (or the equivalent).

About the instructor: Nick Johnson

Nick Johnson has been a fine art photographer for over thirty years and has taught at NESOP for over twenty. Represented by the Focus Gallery in Cohasset, Massachusetts, Nick maintains an extensive exhibition record which includes pieces in the permanent collections of the Danforth and Fitchburg Art Museums and Penn State College. His work has appeared in Black & White magazine and has been reviewed by Art New England. Nick is also the co-owner of Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA.  In his personal work, Nick enjoys working with the large format camera. In his teaching, Nick emphasizes the Zone System and the creative freedom that comes with a high level of technical skill.

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Please note: NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.