Colour Reversal Weekend


06 & 07 April 2024
Saturday & Sunday, 11am-5pm

This course introduces participants to the reversal process, using RA4 colour paper to shoot directly in camera and then reverse process it. The print yielded is a one-of-a-kind with the colour dreaminess of old Polaroid emulsions.


Tutor: Brittonie Fletcher

In the reversal process, we use RA4 paper to shoot directly in the camera and then reverse process it. The print yielded is a one-of-a-kind print with the experience likened to processing a Wet Plate Collodion Tin Type, but with the colour dreaminess of old Polaroid emulsions – sure to be a hit with analogue photography enthusiasts from many backgrounds!

Day 1
We will begin by discussing the differences between paper negatives and positives and outlining the process of reversal – what happens and why. We will be working with one type of lighting for these exposures. Next, we will set up our working space and materials, followed by a demonstration by the tutor on exposure and processing.
Following this demonstration, students will expose and make their first colour reversal prints.

Day 2

In this session, we will work on troubleshooting any steps before proceeding with ways to increase speed, colour balance and exposure for different lighting conditions.

By the end of the course you will have:

  • Learned more about Analogue Colour Photography
  • Learned to expose and reversal process RA4 paper in large format cameras
  • Learned basics of how to adjust for different lighting conditions and why
  • Produced several unique colour prints to take home
  • A complete set of notes for you to continue working on your own


Previous experience with large format photography helpful/recommended for this course. Why not try our Out from the Darkcloth course to find out more?


Courses are subject to minimum enrolment. Please register as early as you can, to reduce the likelihood of course cancellation.

Please read our cancellation policy before booking.

Students, anyone over the age of 65, and those in receipt of any form of benefits can claim the concessionary price, offering a 10% discount on the full course price. Valid proof of eligibility must be produced on the first day of the course. Please use the code CONCESSION when prompted at checkout.

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