Image Lab Photography

Traditional and contemporary photography, workshops, and darkroom rental. 

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Into The Darkroom: The Negative (Saturday or Sunday)

  • Image Lab Photography 234 E. Babcock Street Bozeman United States (map)

In this class students will learn how to use process black and white film. We will cover loading film for development, processing film and chemicals involved, negative handling and basics of scanning film. Please come with film already exposed and ready for development. No disposable cameras.


4 rolls of exposed 35mm black and white film (available for purchase prior to the class $25)


Saturday February 16th 12pm-3pm or Sunday February 17th 12pm-3pm


Image Lab Photography - 234 E. Babcock Street, Bozeman MT. The studio is on the second floor at the end of the hallway.

About The Process:

Photographic film is made up of a flexible transparent plastic which is coated with silver based chemicals. When exposed to light these chemicals transform and once developed create a negative image of what the camera saw. The earliest use of photography dates back to 1839 which did not use film but printed directly onto a plate. It wasn’t until 1908 when Kodak introduced the first flexible transparent film that we are familiar with today. Film photography saw a sharp decline in usage with the birth of digital photography. In recent years there has been a renewed interest in film and its unique set of challenges and qualities.


About The Teacher:

Owner and manager of Image Lab Photography in Bozeman, Zach graduated from MSU with a bachelor of arts in film and photography. Zach went on to achieve his masters of fine arts at Lesley University in Boston. His passion for photography, education, and exploration led him to start his work on what has now become the Image Lab.