Darkroom printing is a magical and transformational experience every photographer should experience at least once in their lifetime.

Japan Photographic Workshops 
is thrilled to be offering just such an experience.
Let this be the beginning of an exciting new journey into photography !


G_25 Tim Porter, from Paradise: The Gardens of Tokyo

Classes limited to just 3 participants

Each student has their own enlarger

7 hours, from 10:00 – 17:00

4 hours hands-on instruction
3 hours printing practice

Chemicals provided

Near Shinjuku Gardens



Darkroom Set-up – Chemical Safety – Enlarger Construction -Enlarging Lenses – Making Contact Strips – Understanding Paper Grades – Multi-Grade Filters – Making an Enlargement – Negative Cleaning & Care – Setting an Enlarging Easel – Using a Grain Magnifier – Cropping the Image – Printing & Exposure Controls – Basic Burning & Dodging – Print Washing & Drying – Evaluating the Finished Print

And at the end of the day, you will be bringing home
beautiful black & white prints , ready for framing !

I hope to to be your kind teacher and and trusted mentor.

For information about tuition and dates
please contact :

About the Instructor :

Tim Porter has over 40-years of professional darkroom experience and
more than 130 prints in the Permanent Collection of  
National Gallery of Canada.

He is eager to pass on his enthusiasm, knowledge and
expertise to new generations of film photographers.


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