What you need to know about the subtle, yet distinct differences of the pyro negative

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There is always a lot of talk about pyro film developers. There are those that swear by their use and others that say there is no difference. All in all, there also seems to be a lot of misunderstanding about using pyro film developers and exactly what they do. We have experimented with pyro for years and have amassed quite a bit of time and expertise. We are not claiming to be ‘The Authority’ but we have learned enough over the years to know that pyro film developers are what work best for us.

In this workshop we will explore those traits that make pyro film developers unique. We will share with you our experiences after years of using pyro in the field and share what we have found works best for us. You will have to make the ultimate decision as to how well pyro will work for you. At least after this workshop, you should have a good understanding of the traits of staining film developers and hopefully we will have dispelled a lot of the myth and mystery.

Why take this workshop on pyro staining developers?

As a visual artist, you should forever be looking for those subtle qualities that will take your film photography to the next level.

Who is this workshop for?

Though geared for the more advanced film and darkroom worker, everyone interested in the art of film and darkroom photography should learn as much about the techniques and materials available to them as possible.

How does this workshop work?

This is an online video-based workshop that will teach you about the unique qualities of pyro film developers.

What if I have questions or need help?

We are always available to answer your questions via email.

What does this workshop cover?

The fundamentals of pyro film developers, with an emphasis on our experiences testing and using these developers in the real world. See the full curriculum below.

Your Instructor

JB Harlin
JB Harlin

JB Harlin started experimenting in the wet darkroom as a young adult, beginning with a very modest temporary setup in a small closet. He shot 35mm and worked at honing his skills with film and printing as a hobby, a way to relax, and to explore the urge to be creative. JB has tinkered with the camera ever since he received his first Kodak Brownie Starflash when he was nine years old. It took JB way longer than it should have to realize that he could develop and make prints himself. Fortunately, once he got started the fascination has never ended. Over twenty-five years ago JB began working with LF, then ULF and he has never looked back. Traditional wet darkroom photography is his passion and this is what he does.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the workshop start and finish?
The workshop starts as soon as you register and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online workshop; you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the workshop?
How does unconditional access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this workshop for as long as you like; across any and all devices you own. Access is 24/7 for as long as THE DARKROOM WORKSHOP and its hosting service remain viable.
Can I view each segment multiple times?
Yes, you can watch each segment as many times as you like, even once you have finished the workshop.
Will there be additional material added?
Yes, possibly. There could be more materials added. If additions are made, we will notify everyone enrolled in this workshop by email.

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