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Eco Friendly Darkroom


A 2-Day Workshop
Saturday, June 17th and 24th,
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Ages 16+

A Photography Workshop for Ages 16+

Charlie has been doing research to help create eco-friendly B&W film and paper developers using common household ingredients!

This class will give you the knowledge and skill to develop your film in the darkroom or at home using common household items.

Photo taken by Charlie and developed with common ingredients like instant coffee and vitamin c!

Workshop Location

CEPA Gallery Learning Center

Limited Availability

This workshop is limited to 8 participants.

Dates & Times

Saturday, June 17th and 24th, 2023
3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

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Workshop Price:

Individual: $150.00, CEPA Member: $120.00

Meet the Teaching Artist

Meet the Teaching Artist

Photo of Charlie Stiffler

Once described by Buffalo photographer and businessman George Campos as “weaned on Dektol”, Charlie Stiffler got his first camera at the age of eight, and built his first darkroom 2 years later. Over the last 50+ years, he has explored countless facets of photographic imaging from pinholes to customized film chemistry. Since starting this research in the spring of 2018, all of his work from 35mm to 8×10 large format has used these developers from easily available common household ingredients. His knowledge base looks back through centuries of imaging.