Photo by Chris Gerard

Photo by Chris Gerard


Anthology Coffee, 1948 Division St, Detroit, MI 48207

Learn how to use coffee as a developing agent in the brand new Anthology Coffee space in Eastern Market!

Participants will meet at Anthology and receive a roll of film (and camera if needed) and take a walking tour of Eastern Market. We will then meet back at Anthology to process film using coffee as developer. After the workshop, all participants will then receive image scans of their negatives after the workshops if they desire. Cost includes one cup of coffee, film and processing materials, negative scans, and camera rental if needed.

Caffenol Workshop
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This workshop is led by Gabriela Baginski, a photographer and teaching artist in the Detroit community. She graduated from the College for Creative Studies with a Bachelor of Arts in Photography, and was a Documenting Detroit Fellow in 2016. She continues to expand her craft and teaches in Detroit Public Schools.  

Intro to Fine Art Printing
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at Darkroom Detroit, 676 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

Learn how to take control of your workflow and output so that you can consistently produce prints that match the images you envisioned. This workshop makes this process accessible and includes the entire work process from file prep, calibration, color management, editing techniques to paper choices.

This workshop is taught by Chris Bennett of Darkroom Detroit and Image Works.  Chris is a photographer currently living in Dearborn, MI. He previously founded and was the Director of Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon and has exhibited nationally and internationally at The Phoenix Art Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Center for Contemporary Art (Santa Fe, NM), Klompching Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Circuit Gallery (Toronto) and Kominek Gallery (Berlin).

Image by Jon Kopacz

Image by Jon Kopacz


Meets 6-9pm August 1, 8, 15, and 22nd

at Darkroom Detroit, 676 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

This guided 4-week course is a hands-on experience that will give you in-depth understanding of how your digital camera works and how to best use it to create beautiful imagery. The course will be based both in the classroom and out shooting, so participants should bring a digital SLR camera with manual mode, and be prepared for a moderate amount of walking outside (tripods are not required, but are suggested if you own one).

This is a great course for both beginners and those with some camera knowledge as a wide range of topics will be covered that are often overlooked, but necessary to understanding your camera fully, some of these include: manual camera functions (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO), proper exposure, how to read a histogram, white balance, focus modes, lens types and focal length, understanding JPEG VS raw files, and tips and tricks on crafting high quality imagery.

Beginning DSLR Class
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Please note that this course deals predominantly with capturing images in camera, and not post-processing using additional applications. This course is offered on a sliding scale, starting at $150.

This course is taught by Jon Kopacz, a Metro Detroit photographer and videographer who has been working in the media industry for over a decade. His clients include companies such as Pedigree, Toshiba, and General Motors. His personal projects are heavily focused on dogs, and he is currently filming a documentary series about the world of police K9s.



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at Darkroom Detroit, 676 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

Have a camera but not quite sure how to use it?  Not sure what that ISO button does?  Never heard of depth of field?  This is a great chance to learn the basics of how to use your camera like a pro to make the best out of the equipment you have!  Participants can bring either digital or analog cameras, and there will also be a few extra cameras on hand if you'd like to try out different equipment.

Topics Covered:
- Aperture + Depth of Field
- Shutter Speed + Motion Blur
- ISO / Noise reduction
- Light metering
- Lens Functionality + Focal length
- RAW vs jpeg files
- White Balance

This workshop is taught by Javier Garcia of Darkroom Detroit. Cost is available on a sliding scale.



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at Darkroom Detroit, 676 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI

This class will cover various formats of film, processing, scanning and print making. Learn about different film formats and how to process black and white film in the darkroom.  This class will cover how to transfer your film onto reels, properly assembling tanks and reels, mixing chemistry and development procedures, safety protocols, and push/pull techniques. It will also discuss film scanning and print making.

This class is designed to observational only, so participants do not need to bring any film to participate.

This workshop is taught by Javier Garcia of Darkroom Detroit. Cost is available on a sliding scale.

Darkroom Detroit members receive 20% discount all class and workshop fees, students receive a 15% discount.
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Introduction to B+W Film Processing
Introduction to B+W Darkroom Printing
Introduction to Fine Art Printing with Chris Bennett
Camera Basics Workshop with multiple instructors
Corktown Walking Photography Tour
Food Photography for Entrepreneurs with Javier Garcia + Juan Carlos Perez
DIY Lighting Bootcamp with Randy West
Cyanotype Workshop and Celebration of the Solar Eclipse
Anthotype Workshop on Eastern Market Flower Day
Caffenol Workshop with Anthology Coffee