From the earliest days, printing has been a key element for dedicated photographers in producing exhibition quality prints. The Camera Club has four separate darkrooms for individual working, grouped around a general area containing RC and FB driers and two film driers. A print finishing room includes a light box, trimmer and counters for retouching. The individual darkrooms are equipped with De Vere enlargers to allow you to produce prints using 35mm, medium or large format negatives up to 10×8 inch.
Please note that the darkrooms are only available to Club Members. All new members must be accredited before booking the darkrooms. Anyone using the darkrooms must adhere to the Club Rules & Policies.
Darkroom hire charges: £5 per hour
The Club normally stocks developer, stop and fix for B&W printing at 60p per bottle to make up to a litre of working solution. Agfa Rodinal (RO9) film developer is available at £6 per 125ml bottle. Film and printing paper is not available from the club.
Intro to Darkroom Workshops
If you are new to the darkroom or you want to improve your skills, you can book to attend one of our Intro to Darkroom workshops, run on a regular basis. See the Club Calendar for upcoming dates.
Please note that all new members must complete an Accreditation session before using the darkoom facilities. Accreditation is suitable for people who already have some experience in the darkrooms. More about Accreditation >
- Darkroom Procedure (PDF)
- Darkroom Accreditation Notes (PDF) – you must still attend an Accreditation session