Traditional black&white printing
With Dominique Laugé
On demand


For connoisseurs of traditional photography, the final print is paramount in the rendering of a picture by the enlargement of negatives varying from 35mm to 8x10’’.

Numerous technical factors such as the kind of enlarger, the chemicals and the type of papers that are being used influence greatly on the final result.

This two-day workshop will allow the attendees to acquire a general knowledge and some practice of black&white printing in order for them to make high quality traditional prints.

To gain full benefit from the workshop, it is better to be familiar with photography basics.

Each participant should leave having completed four or five 30x40cm prints from negatives brought on purpose to be enlarged.

Proceedings :
Day one :
• darkroom
• chemicals
• different types of enlargers
• paper grades
• variable contrast papers
• first tests
• simple prints
Day two :
• contrast control
• burning and dodging
• chemical contrast control
• toning
• conservation toning
• drying
• retouching

Basic essentials : the participant has to bring negatives to print.

Price : from June 2023, fee adjustment due to increase in the price of material.
900€ inclusive of tax per person for three days with an registration fee of 270€.
Reduced price for professional photographers under 27.
Lunch at the Centre and material are included.
Group size : 1-3

Dates : to be defined - on demand

Terms of access : examination of demands on arrival. Time of access according to each workshop dates.

Spoken languages : French, English and Italian

Below, in French, you will find :
• The contract
• A detailed program
• A biography of Dominique Laugé
• Returns on workshop experience by participants
• Internal rules & regulation

If you find any difficulty understanding the information given in these documents, please get in touch with us.

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Photo : Dominique Laugé