Welcome to the Queensland Centre for Photography’s B&W darkroom!
Our darkroom is exclusively available for hire to our members.
We are thrilled to welcome new members who have prior experience working in a darkroom. To ensure that you’re familiar with our equipment and the working environment, we require all new members to attend an induction session before using our facilities unsupervised. Please note that this session is not a teaching workshop and is priced at $85.
Booking our darkroom is a breeze. You can make your reservations online or by sending us an email. We will be more than happy to accommodate your requests and ensure that your experience in our darkroom is enjoyable.
The darkroom is well equipped for BW film processing and enlarging of silver gelatin prints. We have film processing tanks, film drying cabinet, various enlargers for 35mm, medium, and large formats negatives, various sizes of processing trays, and a heat press for fiber based paper prints.
We understand that everyone has their own favourite chemicals that they use, hence our rental fee does not include chemicals for film processing and printing. However, we offer a range of Ilford chemicals that can be purchased separately if needed. We have developers, stop bath, fixers, washing solutions, and other products to help you achieve your desired results.
You can book from 3 days to 3 months in advance to secure your spot in our darkroom. Payment is required upon entry, and we accept all major credit cards (excluding AMEX), Eftpos payments, or cash.
All our darkroom consumables are available to the public at regular prices. However, members receive a discount on our products. If you’re interested in becoming our darkroom member, please fill out the membership form and email it to us.
Membership ensures that you’re familiar with our equipment, capable of working independently in the darkroom, and aware of the health risks associated with darkroom chemicals.
Members enjoy discounted prices on film, papers, and chemicals, as well as two free hours in the darkroom with each yearly membership.
Our membership joining fee is $99.00, and the annual renewal fee is $40.00 ($93.50/$35 for concession holders).
The hourly rate is $29.00 per hour, per person. We offer 10% concession rates to Full-time Student Cardholders and Healthcare Cardholders.