July 10 - 14

A course for those who want to learn more about film-based (analogue) photography, regardless of whether it is a completely new interest or something you have been doing for some time. We work our way through the entire process; how film works, how to load the camera, basic methods of exposure - what is needed to make a picture, factors affecting exposure, developing the film and copying onto paper in the darkroom. This course covers black-and-white film and duplicating in the 135 format (standard small-screen film). Chemistry and papers are provided by the school. Bring your own camera and film. If you don't have access to a camera, there are a few available to borrow.


Day 1: Short presentation by course leader and review of expectations and thoughts from participants. We go through how an analogue camera works, how film works and what can affect the final result and load the camera with black and white film. We end the day by starting to photograph.

Day 2: Photography. Overview of different film formats (spy camera to large format, and what distinguishes the different) Different types of film and cameras.

Day 3: Demonstration of loading developing boxes and developing. We develop the black and white film so that we produce a negative. Since the darkroom and film loading room are small, half the gang starts developing film today.

Day 4: Review of the darkroom and its processes. The rest of the participants develop film. Darkroom time for those who developed film yesterday.

Day 5: Darkroom work and final review of the results. Demonstration of some different alternative copying methods that may arouse curiosity. Questions and discussions.

Previous knowledge: No prior knowledge is required

Bring: Analog thumbnail camera and film

Date: July 10 - 14  (5 days)

Language: Swedish, English


Course fee single course- SEK 550 (low-income earners SEK 350)

Course package - SEK 850 (low-income earners SEK 550)

*If you are a student, job seeker or other low-income earner, use the code NL23 when you book

Course leader: Daniel Björneke Wirgård (SE)

Daniel is trained in photography at YH and Akademin Valand. Using the camera as an excuse, disguise and interpreter, he investigates situations, people and environments that capture his interest. He has always had a fondness for film-based photography and is familiar with a number of techniques and processes.