Developing Film in Caffenol (Coffee)

Start date: 07 July 2024
Day: Sunday
Course length: 1 Day Course
Time: 10:00 to 13:00

Course code: SA42

Full fee: £43.50 | Over 65s: £39.15 | Benefit: £34.80

Tutor: Martin Edwards

Courses description

Caffenol is a black and white film developer whose active ingredient is caffeine. You will mix a film developer from easy to obtain household chemicals, including instant coffee, and use it to develop a film. There are a number of household items that can be used to develop black and white films, caffeine in instant coffee is the most reliable and quickest. Wine, beer and tea can also be used, for example, though with much longer development times.

In this workshop you will make a film developer using coffee and some other readily available items, and use it to develop an exposed film that you bring along to the workshop. The whole film developing process will be taught from scratch, no previous experience is necessary for the dark room. You will finish the workshop with a set of negatives that you can print or scan (we are unable to make contact prints on-site at the moment).

This workshop is in the darkroom, it is very much a standing workshop and in a small space.


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