Discover the magic of black & white photography by learning film processing and photo printing techniques at the NewBridge Darkroom. Perfect for people with no experience, those looking for a full refresher or experienced photographers. All inductions and workshops are led by lens based artist Janina Sabaliauskaite.

Experienced User Induction / 1.5h / £25
Induction includes:
– Health and Safety
– Introduction to equipment & facilities

Introductory Sessions / 2 x 2.5h / £60 / Paper & chemicals provided
You must bring exposed roll of film

Session includes:
– Health and Safety
– Introduction to equipment & facilities
– Film loading & developing
– Contact sheet making & final image printing

Beginners Sessions / 2 days / shoot to print / £100 / Paper & chemicals provided
You must bring 35mm camera + film (these can be provided at an additional cost)

Session includes:
– Learning how to manually shoot & expose black and white film using 35mm camera
– Introduction to darkroom equipment & facilities
– Film loading & developing
– Contact sheet making & multiple final images printing

Black & White Communal Darkroom Facilities Include:

35mm

LPL 6600 Double Condenser Enlarger
LPL C6700 Dichroic Colour Enlarger
LPL 3301D Condenser Enlarger
Phillips PCS 2000 tri-one system Diffusion Colour Enlarger
Black and white film processing tanks, reels and drying cabinet

Darkroom consumables are an additional cost and are charged according to usage:
B&W Film Processing 300ml (1 x film) £2.50
Negative Sleeve £0.40

To arrange a suitable induction and time please email us. Inductions are open to everyone, please note you must be a member to use the darkroom on a regular basis. All inductions will be taking place at Carliol House, New Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6NE, in groups of 3.

After the induction you can get a one-day pass costing £5 per session for members. To book sessions go to our Dark Room Calendar.

Additional technical support and mentoring can be provided, please email Janina for queries.

To use the dark room on a regular basis apply for Studio Membership or Associate Membership.

The Newbridge Project