Le Salon Noir: Master Class

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

From Calgary-based photographer Dianne Bos: 

Le Salon Noir: Master Class is designed for intermediate practitioners with an understanding of traditional darkroom processes and techniques and are excited to develop their practice among peers in the comfort of a cozy B&B in Languedoc, France. Using low-fi camera methodologies, analogue silver-based photographic processes, and alternative photographic emulsions including Cyanotype and Anthotypes, participants in the Master Class will draw inspiration from the surrounding region for their artistic creations.

Workshop Dates: June 8-15, 2019 (Saturday to Saturday)
Where: Léran, Occitanie, France
Instructors: Dianne Bos & Sarah Fuller

Based out of Léran, France in the foothills of the Pyrenees, participants will have the opportunity to explore the amazing history and culture of the Occitanie region. Planned field trips include a visit to Niaux and its 15,000 year old cave drawings, as well as Montségur and other Cathar ruins that dot the region.

The time will be divided between instructor-led field trips, technical instruction, and independent studio time. Dianne and Sarah will provide technical assistance and artistic guidance in the form of darkroom orientation, mini-workshops and studio visits. Though the instructors are partial to traditional photo practices they will be happy to help you improve your digital photography chops as well.

Workshop size has been limited to provide individual attention, and is geared to your experience level with photography. Participants will all reside at the B&B L’impasse du Temple, a beautiful 18th century classical French home in Léran. 

The deadline for registration is February 15th, 2019, though space is limited.

Click here for more information on the workshop and pricing.





Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.