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THE LA DARKROOM

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 20 reviews.Los Angeles, United States

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Experience hosted by Laura Norcia

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Learn a new skill & hand print your Iphone photos of LA

Developing a photo in a darkroom is a timeless experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.

In this workshop go beyond the digital world and step back in time to where the origins of photography began. Discover a new skill as I introduce you to the photographic process and participate in making a black and white photograph from your color photos stored in your IPhone, smartphone or digital file.

We will gather at my studio over a glass of complimentary prosecco as we edit and choose your favorite image. Once we select the best one, we will convert the image into a negative.

I will guide you step by step in my darkroom how to hand print like a master photographer. Watch your image come to life right before your very eyes. Take back apart of LA that defines your experience, a memory to last a lifetime.

“You don't take a photograph, you make it!" Ansel Adams
Learn a new skill & hand print your Iphone photos of LA

Developing a photo in a darkroom is a timeless experience that everyone should try at least once in their lifetime.

In this workshop go beyond the digital world and step back in time to where the origins of photography began. Discover a new skill as I introduce you to the photographic process and participate in making a black and white photograph from your color photos stored in your IPhone, smartphone or digital file.

We will gather at my studio over a glass of complimentary prosecco as we edit and choose your favorite image. Once we…

Laura Norcia's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Drinks
    Complimentary
  • Equipment
    -Photo Chemicals
    - 1 8x10 negative
    - Ilford professional photog...
From $105
/ person
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Meet your host, Laura Norcia

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I relocated to LA from Rome, Italy to pursue my career as a freelance photographer. I earned a Bachelors Degree in Art from New York City, where I mastered my skills in the darkroom of over 30 years printing in black and white. I continue to shoot in film and have dedicated myself to the origins of the photographic process. As a custodian to analog practices, I choose to preserve old world traditions allowing me to cultivate this darkroom experience with you.
Feel free to view my website @ www.norciaphoto.com
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Where you'll be

We will be meeting in Los Feliz home to creatives and film directors . My custom made darkroom is waiting for you inside my showroom/ apartment.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Andre
February 2020
In a digital world it's nice to have something tactile, that's the best way I can describe this experience. Laura is amazing, she's very knowledgeable about the history of photography. She's doing great things in the community, people like her need our support. You'll walk away from this experience with some great memories and something close to your heart to hang on your wall.
In a digital world it's nice to have something tactile, that's the best way I can describe this experience. Laura is amazing, she's very knowledgeable about the history of photogra…
Sebastian
February 2020
My fiancé surprised me with tickets to the LA Darkroom for Valentine’s Day. I’m not a huge Valentines person so I was nervous but Laura was fantastic. I am a bit of a newbie with film and my fiancé studied it in school so he’s more well versed and thus experience was a blast for both of us. Laura was personable and so sweet, we felt right at home the second we got there. She even put out chocolates and champagne for us. She was so detailed oriented and patient with me while I was learning yet could keep up with his questions. It’s a must do in LA! We would go back again, so much fun and Laura herself is such a treat!
My fiancé surprised me with tickets to the LA Darkroom for Valentine’s Day. I’m not a huge Valentines person so I was nervous but Laura was fantastic. I am a bit of a newbie with f…
Marija
October 2019
This was one of the most memorable experiences I've done in a while! I learned so many new things and the way Laura introduced me to them was very heartwarming and beautiful. Laura made me feel right at home, nothing was rushed, each step of the process was explained very thoroughly using real-life examples and stories, and the end result was absolutely gorgeous! Laura definitely inspired me to continue to explore the magic of film photography. This experience is a must, you will learn from the best. Thank you so much!
This was one of the most memorable experiences I've done in a while! I learned so many new things and the way Laura introduced me to them was very heartwarming and beautiful. Laura…
Ashley
October 2019
Thank you for everything Laura ! You are wonderful. Laura will teach you, inspire you and be your best photography friend in LA ! This photography workshop could be for anyone as Laura takes the time to understand you and tailor her teaching. She’s experienced, talented and loves what she does and will make you feel right at home ! Thank you again, exactly what I needed on my creative trip :)
Thank you for everything Laura ! You are wonderful. Laura will teach you, inspire you and be your best photography friend in LA ! This photography workshop could be for anyone as L…
Logan
August 2019
Laura is a very experienced photographer. She has a eye for beauty. I would highly recommend this class, I learned a lot and had a fun experience.
Elisa
August 2019
Laura is an Inspiring and amazing photographer, artist and teacher. My son and I thoroughly enjoyed learning about photography and developing our own photos. I would definitely do this again.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

No prior photography experience necessary. I encourage all levels of photography enthusiasts to come and explore

What to bring

iPhone, Smartphone or digital files