Intro to BW Darkroom Film Processing

Darkroom Dial


This one-on-one private instruction will teach you how to process your own black and white film. Developing your own negatives can give you endless creative opportunities to get the exact look you want out of your film. From loading the film onto spools, to choosing chemistry and processing times, this course will give you the knowledge required to develop and evaluate your negatives. 

What we will cover:

  • How to find proper development times for different film stocks and speeds
  • Choosing and mixing your chemistry
  • Loading the film onto developing spools
  • Film processing and drying
  • Proper care and storage of negatives
  • How to evaluate negatives for prints
  • Troubleshooting common errors in development


  • 1-2 rolls of already exposed BW 35mm film
  • All chemistry and lab equipment will be provided

Location: Full Circle Fine Art Services

      33 East 21st Street

      Baltimore, MD 21218

Instructor: Jake Batchelder

Length: 1.5 Hours

Cost: $85 (Combo Option: Take this course with Intro to BW Darkroom Printing and save 10%)

How it Works

1. Review the details and cost of the private instruction you are interested in. Submit a request for a private instruction session.

2. Upon receipt of your request, you instructor will contact you with several options for days and time based on mutual availability. 

3. Once you have agreed on a time and date, Full Circle will send you an invoice that can be paid online.

Private Instruction Request Form