Darkroom Photography

Elizabeth Bernstein
Monday–Thursday, June 15- July 10

9:30 am–12:30 pm | 21 + Group Photo Lab

Discover technical skills in the darkroom and with black and white film photography. Starting with camera operations and moving through black-and-white darkroom processes of printing and shooting, you will gain skill in dodging, burning, cropping, and adjusting contrast and exposure. Field trips, extensive darkroom practice, gallery visits, and discussions will support you technically and conceptually. By the end of the course, you will have completed an individualized project..

Requirements: Students provide their own 35mm SLR camera that allows manual control of shutter speed, aperture, and focusing. Additional photography equipment is available to borrow during the program.


Elizabeth Bernstein is an artist, educator, and gallery director who lives in Oakland, CA. In addition to being visiting faculty at SFAI, she is the Co-Director of Royal NoneSuch Gallery, an alternative project space, in Oakland.  She is a photographer whose work examines the visual language of our daily lives, and how it communicates our complex emotional and psychological landscape. Elizabeth has shown her work nationally. Select exhibitions include Swarm Gallery in Oakland, Martina Johnston gallery in Berkeley, Soho Photo in NYC and Attleboro Arts Museum in Attleboro, MA. 


  • M.F.A, San Francisco Art Institute, 2007
  • B.A., Univeristy of Michigan, 1996


  • www.royalnonesuchgallery.com
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