Comfortable shoes, comfortable clothes. You don't want to ruin that marvelous silk tie you got for Christmas with darkroom chemicals or totter around graveyards in stiletto heels. Wear shoes that you can stand in all day. Clothes that you don't mind spilling chemicals on. Also, you'll soon discover that shooting on film suddenly requires a lot of storage. Roomy pockets and hats are always a plus. We offer aprons for the darkroom.


  • Notebook

  • Pencils

  • A lightmeter or a lightmeter app for your phone

If you need to borrow a camera, please email us to arrange one beforehand.


We don't provide lunch on the workshops. On the days that we are out in the field, we recommend that you bring a packed lunch. On other days there are plenty of eateries along Commonwealth avenue and we encourage participants to join each other for a bite to eat.

At Digital Silver Imaging you have the option to enjoy a bite to eat at the local eatery next door, or bring a packed lunch.

water, water, water...

Even in cool weather, photography can be a thirsty affair, in hot weather it can become annoying if you're dehydrated and grumpy. Don't forget to pack a water bottle.

Getting to us

How to find us

For BU

Green Line -

The stop closest to the Communications Building is Blandford Street and at the Fuller Building it is Boston University West

Where to Park -

Parking is really tricky in this area, we encourage you to use public transport. CHeck events at nearby Fenway Park for further congestion issues.

For Digital Silver Imaging

There is plenty of parking available either in the street, or in the parking lot behind the building.




We use 2 locations at Boston University, and we will confirm with you which one after you have registered.

1. College of Communication, 640 Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA 02215

2. College of Fine Arts, 808 Commonwealth Ave. Boston MA 02215

The entrance to 808 is located on Essex Street. Follow the hallway to your left, go through the doorway on your left and you will see the elevator on the right. Take the elevator to the 5th floor. Upon exiting the elevator go through the door on your left, you will see the entrance to the photography classroom on your right.

Our digital workshops are also presented at a partner organization,

Digital Silver Imaging, 9 Brighton Street, Belmont MA 02478.