In it’s ongoing committment to support photography, Photo Epicenter is now offering full-service, one-on-one photographic printing tutorials. These sessions are designed for all skill levels, whether it be beginner or intermediate, we are ready to help you in any way possible. Photo Epicenter provides the ultimate darkroom printing experience. The black and white darkroom is a private room with professionally maintained equipment and materials and is readily available for all your printing needs. The color darkroom is one of the best in the country, the ultimate workspace and one of the only of it’s kind with natural light to assess print quality. The color darkroom is also professionally maintained and calibrated so you know you’re getting the most out of your photos. These tutorials come in packages of two sessions for either color or black and white.

The black and white tutorial will cover the basics in film processing, cleaning and sorting negatives, producing contact sheets, determining proper exposure, basic wet tray processing, and some light dodging and burning. Students will be required to bring their own RC Multigrade paper and negatives for use. Two sessions are two hours long each and will meet within a week of one another. Black and white package costs $200 and comes with an additional 4 hours of lab time at Photo Epicenter to be used whenever.

The black and white tutorial will be taught by Photo Epicenter Director and Hamburger Eyes Publisher, Ray Potes. Ray has been processing and printing b/w film for over 15 years. His experience working and custom printing with the pros has helped him develop a fast yet high quality darkroom style. It is his commitment to traditional photography technique mixed with modern technology that has helped make the Photo Epicenter what it is today.

The color tutorials will cover cleaning and sorting negatives, determining starting points in filter pack, proper exposure, correcting exposure for changes in filter pack, proper darkroom etiquette and some color burning and dodging techniques. Two sessions for this tutorial are two hours long and it is recommended that all students have some experience printing black and white photographs. Color package costs $200 comes in two sessions with an additional 4 hours of lab time to be used at Photo Epicenter anytime.

The color tutorials will be taught by Photo Epicenter Darkroom Manager, Oscar Mendoza. Oscar has been printing black and white and color images for 7 years and is currently the head of custom color printing at Photo Epicenter. He has been a part of the Photo Epicenter team since it’s infancy and, along with the rest of the Epicenter staff, he is committed to the ongoing prosperity of photography. Oscar currently lives and works in San Francisco.

Contact us today to schedule your tutoring session.

Photo Epicenter
26 Lilac St.
San Francisco, CA 94110