C-41 Colour Processing Workshop

A photograph of a colour film strip with four separate images


We’ll talk all about shooting in colour, the chemistry behind colour developing, the best ways to control temperature in the darkroom and at home and how to shift your colours for troubleshooting and for effect. You’ll get to develop your first colour (or black and white C-41) film on the day with the guidance of one of our experienced and knowledgeable tutors.

Once the rolls are dry, we will give you a detailed negative scanning tutorial so you will have all the basics of colour film processing under your belt! By the end of the day, you’ll be more than confident with the simple and fool-proof C-41 (colour) process. You will hopefully start shooting more C-41 and feel knowledgeable about the process and scanning the negatives.

Darkroom experience is helpful, but this workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to learn!

As always when working in the darkroom we do recommend you wear long sleeves and long pants, while covered shoes are mandatory. All other protective gear such as gloves, eye masks and protective aprons will be provided.

photo access runs these workshops every quarter so if you miss out on this one, there’s always another one around the corner!

Date & Time

Wednesday 29 May 2024

6-9pm at photo access

What should I bring?

A shot roll of 35mm or 120 (medium format) C-41 film to develop on the night! If this isn’t possible, contact us at [email protected], and we’ll try our best to organise something for you

The Fine Print

Enrolments for this workshop close at midday (12pm) on Friday May 24th, 2024. As a not-for-profit, our financial margins are narrow and classes require a minimum number of participants to run. In the event that photo access cancels a workshop, refunds will be paid in full or a transfer allowed free of charge. If a class is postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule at a time convenient to enrolled participants.

photo access will happily refund or transfer workshop fees up to 7 days prior to the start date of the workshop. If less than 7 days’ notice is given, photo access can offer a partial refund. Alternatively, enrolment can transfer to another workshop plus a $50 transfer fee. If less than 48 hours are given, no refunds or transfers can be given. Please note that memberships purchased in conjunction with a workshop enrolment are non-refundable. See Terms and Conditions for further details.