Through fieldwork, one-on-one critiques, supervised darkroom printing, daily lectures, and demonstrations, students learn traditional silver printing techniques from a master.

ScullyMaster printer, Jim Megargee, gives daily lectures and demonstrations, drawing on many years of personal research. The remainder of each day is devoted to supervised darkroom printing sessions. 

Jim covers evaluating negatives, reading test-strips; test, trial, and final prints; printing controls, photographic papers, chemistry, archival processing, toning, mounting, and photography books. He demonstrates the traditional silver printing techniques in the darkroom using student negatives and the Platinum/Palladium printing process. The course includes group and private critiques and fieldwork.

A working knowledge of darkroom techniques is essential. Students should bring a portfolio of at least 15 prints, their corresponding negatives, a notebook, and a camera.

A portfolio review is required for admission to this course. You can submit a portfolio via a link to your website, online portfolio, or print submission. For more detailed information on these requirements, click here.


© Jim Megargee

Course Dates

Jul 26 to Aug 1




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