Film Foto Forever

Everything in old school photography

Founded in 1980, we specialize in professional photographic equipment, especially all film cameras built before 1976. Our mission is to preserve and promote the use of non-digital, fully mechanical cameras and the art of black and white film processing as well as silver halide printing. 

We are pleased to offer several classes in the art of photography. From processing your negatives, optically printing from negatives, studio lighting and everything in between. These classes are all taught by Ken Toda, who has over 35 years of experience as a photofinishing technician. 

This is what our Darkroom 101 class looks like:

Darkroom 101: Learn how to process your own true Black and White Film.

Prerequisite: Bring one roll of true B&W film (Can NOT be C-41 film) that you have already shot at rated ISO. It can be 35mm or 120 roll film.


9am to 1pm- Learn basic terminology, practice loading film onto reels, then process your roll of film.

1pm to 2pm- Break for lunch, allow negatives to dry.

2pm to 4pm- Critique of processed negatives, review, Q&A


Additional Info

This class will be taught by Ken Toda. With over 35 years of darkroom experience, Ken is a master photo finishing technician. He holds a Bachelor of Science in education from Elon University, an Associates of Applied Science in photography from Randolph Community College, and was also a PMA certified photo finishing engineer.

Class size is limited to 6 students.

With the exception of the roll of film you bring with you, all supplies will be provided for you during the class.

The tuition includes the one time $20.00 darkroom membership fee.

The $50.00 tuition is non-refundable, however, if an emergency arises we will work with you to reschedule you into our next class.

If you are interested in taking Darkroom 101 or any of our other classes, please fill out the form below:

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