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Intro to Darkroom Photography

Intro to Darkroom Photography with Weihan Yang

In this class, we will focus on the fundamentals of darkroom photography. Through hands-on experience, participants will learn the analog process of capturing images. We will move to the darkroom where participants will learn how to process film and make enlargements to create silver gelatin prints. Knowledge of how to set up an environmentally friendly darkroom workflow will also be gained. Participants are welcome, though not required to, bring their own unprocessed film. All levels are welcome, but a knowledge of basic camera operations will be helpful.

**Participants should bring their own 35mm SLR film cameras. If you would like to take the class but need to borrow a camera, please contact classes@kala.org prior to registering to see if there is a camera available.

Accessibility – This class takes place in the Heinz Printmaking Studio (located on the third floor) and requires participants to climb two flights of stairs as there is no elevator access. Please email classes@kala.org regarding any  accessibility needs prior to enrolling so we can assess if we are able to accommodate you safely and efficiently.

  • Tuition: $285
  • Location: Heinz Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Weihan Yang
  • 2 Classes
  • Saturday, June 16, 2024 — June 23, 2024
  • 10:00AM — 4:00PM
  • $25 - Payable to the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Weihan Yang was born in Dalian, China. He enrolled at Tsinghua University in 2016, majoring in Journalism and Communication. He received his master’s degree in Photography and Media at the California Institute of the Arts. Yang’s photo-based work recreates seemingly ordinary moments of daily life that often reveal their complex meanings later in remembrance. In 2022, Yang had his first solo exhibition Dawn Blossoms Plucked at Dusk at the California Institute of the Arts. A year later came up with his second one, Huang Dang. His work has been exhibited at multiple spaces in Los Angeles, including Palos Verdes Art Center, Bardwell Gallery, and Mexican Center for Culture and Cinematic Art.