Jul 27 2019


8:00 am - 6:00 pm



Nikonos Project & The Hawaii Darkroom

July 27-28


A workshop by land, sea, and foam! The Hawaii Darkroom is teaming up with the Nikonos Project founder, Brandon Jennings, to bring a water photography workshop to you.

During this immersive two day event you will learn everything there is to know about the Nikonos camera – taking it into the surf and below the surface. After a photo session frolicking in tropical waters, you’ll head to The Hawaii Darkroom to learn how to develop the film and make prints from your negatives. This workshop will go over every step of the process from loading the camera to drying off your final print.



7:00am – 10:00am Camera and lab orientation, beach selection, water safety briefing, shooting the Nikonos

10:00am – 12:00pmĀ Developing film

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch break

1:00pm – 5:00pm Darkroom printing

*schedule will repeat on second day


For this workshop you will be issued a Nikonos camera, two rolls of Kodak 400TX, and one 25 sheet box of 8×10 paper. Additional film and paper in a variety of sizes will be available for purchase.

Water Photography Sessions

Shooting locations will be at Honoil’i Beach Park, Coconut Island, and Richardson’s Beach and Ocean Park. Locations will be determined in the morning depending on the wave height – we will not be going into large surf. Hilo has many sheltered swim spots if the surf is running high.


You must know how to swim to participate in this workshop. Bring your own fins, mask, and snorkel, and anything else you would normally go to the beach with.

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