Photoland’s B&W film proficiencies will be begin in Week 2 of Fall Quarter 2023

There are a few spaces in Photoland that require a proficiency to use, the main ones being our black and white film processing area and our black and white darkroom. We offer proficiency sessions for both of these areas on Fridays starting in week 2 of Fall quarter. To be able to take the darkroom proficiency, you must first complete the film processing proficiency. There are only 6 spots available in each session, all spots are first come, first served. 

For your film processing proficiency, you will need to bring an exposed roll of 35mm, black and white film to process during the session. You will not be able to participate without this. You may choose to bring 120mm film if that is your forte, but be aware that the proficiency will be geared towards 35mm processing. 

If you would like to attend a proficiency session, please see the schedule below. After looking at the schedule, please reach out to Photoland staff via email at or via phone at (360)-867-6274 and we will let you know if there are still spots available in that session.

Fall Quarter 2023 Proficiency Schedule

For all weeks, the schedule will be B&W Film Processing from 2:00pm – 4:00pm and B&W Darkroom from 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Week 2: Friday, October 6th, 2023 

Week 3: Friday, October 13th, 2023

Week 4: Friday, October 20th, 2023

Week 5: Friday, October 27th, 2023

Week 6: Friday, November 3rd, 2023

Week 7: Friday, November 10th, 2023

Week 8: Friday, November 17th, 2023

**If you had a proficiency in either of these areas from prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, you will still need to retake your proficiency. If you have taken a proficiency since we returned in 2021, we will have a record of it and can get you scheduled into the space you are hoping to use.**