Doing it in the dark takes practice. Make the time to refine your darkroom practice.

© Christine DelRossiIn this week we will explore, examine, and refine our darkroom practice. We will experiment with various toners, papers, and developers to help the darkroom practitioner realize their creative vision. Specialized techniques in the printing process will be covered, as well as contemporary presentation methods. We will consider concept, content, and aesthetics, as well as  practical matters of working in the contemporary black and white darkroom.

While a major part of the week will be spent in the darkroom, we will make time to enjoy the summer beauty of the Maine coast. Bring film!


Deanna Witman

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Deanna is a visual artist, explorer, and educator working in photographic media. She maintains an intense studio practice with her work deeply rooted in ideas of ephemerality, biology, and synergy. Her images are born from the intuition, discovery, and of the sublime. She has been working primarily under a lensless photographic practice for the past ten years.

Her work has been published and exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in many private collections and is represented by Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME. Her work was has been featured in many publications including most recently Lomography Magazine, 365 Days/365 Artists, as well as Lenscratch, BETA (cover), and Le Journal de la Photographie, as well as The exhibition catalog for her solo exhibition Supercluster Arion and Other Phenomena which includes an introduction by Dr. Alan Lightman was released in 2013. Her pinhole photographs are included in many collections and have recently been included in the Bascom’s American Art Today: Figures exhibition and featured in the 2013 Ballarat Foto Festival in Australia. In addition, Deanna received a grant in 2014 from the John Anson KiTredge Fund for a new project in progress. 

She holds an MFA in Photography and a BS in Environmental Science. She currently teaches at Unity College and serves as faculty at Maine Media Workshops + College, Rockport, ME.




© Christine DelRossi

Course Dates

Jun 28 to Jul 4



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