David Ingraham
© David Ingraham
© David Ingraham

Saturday, April 22: 12 noon-2pm

Workshop Fee*: $50

Only 35 spots are available.

We anticipate this workshop filling up fast, so do not hesitate to make an application as soon as possible.

*Includes admission into Photo Independent Art Fair.

Even before the onset and dominance of the digital revolution, all the great black-and-white photographers knew that the initial in-camera exposure was only the first step in the creative process. It was in the darkroom where printing masters such as W. Eugene Smith and Ansel Adams would take their images to the next level. Fast forward to the new millennium and this same creative potential is available to all of us via the iPhone.

Join photographer David Ingraham as he demonstrates how to apply simple-yet-effective darkroom techniques using only a handful of iPhone apps to achieve tonally-rich, tactile, ready-to-print black-and-white images, all from the palm of your hand.

David Ingraham is a Los Angeles-­based photographer, musician and teacher.

His work has been presented in numerous publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Black & White Magazine, American Photo, as well as David Alan Harvey’s Burn Magazine.

His work has been exhibited worldwide, from Paris and Istanbul, New York and Toronto, to Los Angeles.

David has given workshops and presentations at LACP, New York Film Academy, The Apple Store, Disney Imagineering, as well as the Perfect Exposure Gallery in Los Angeles.

David has made the iPhone his camera of choice for the last six years.


Only 35 students will be admitted into the workshop.

The $50 fee does not include transport, accommodation or other expenses.

The $50 fee includes entry into Photo Independent, and any other free LA Festival of Photography events.

If you would like to participate in more than one Festival workshop, we offer a 20% discount on each additional workshop attended.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  • Cancellations before April 15, 2017 will be given a full refund minus a $10 processing fee.
  • Cancellations after April 15, 2017 will only be eligible for a refund if we can fill your spot.

Photographs by David Ingraham