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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 Sabaliauskaité and Phyllis Christopher.

A brightly-lit room filled with photographic equipment. To illustrate the facilities available for photo development.

Experienced User Induction / 45 mins / £30 per person
Includes:
– Health and Safety
– Introduction to equipment & facilities

Learning how to use and shoot with SLR camera / 2 hours / £150 per person

Equipment & film can be provided at an additional cost
You must bring 35mm camera + black & white film
Includes:
– Health and Safety
– Learning how to manually shoot & expose black and white film using 35mm camera

Film loading & developing / 2 hours / £127.90 per person
(includes chemicals for film + negative sleeve)
Chemicals provided
You must bring 1 exposed roll of film
Includes:
– Health and Safety
– Introduction to equipment & facilities
– Film loading & developing

Contact sheet making & images printing / 3 hours / £155 per person
(includes chemicals for paper)
Paper provided
You must bring exposed roll of film
Includes:
– Health and Safety
– Introduction to equipment & facilities
– Contact sheet making & final image printing

Black & White Communal Darkroom Facilities Include:
Enlargers:
2 x 35mm
1 x 120 mm for both 6×6 and 6×7 negatives

Black and white multi-grade filters
Enlarging easels
Plain contact proof printer
Focus finders
Thermometers
Film processing tanks
Processing trays
Handling tongs
A drying cabinet

Darkroom consumables are an additional cost and are charged according to usage
B&W Film Processing 35mm 300ml (1 x film) £2.5
B&W Film Processing 120mm 500ml (1 x film) £3.5
Negative Sleeve £0.40

Pricing after Induction / Costs of using the Darkroom Facilities on individual basis
£5 half a day + film developing costs
£10 full day + film developing costs

To arrange a suitable induction time please email Janina Sabaliauskaite & Phyllis Christopher on: thenewbridgedarkroom@gmail.com

Inductions are open to everyone, please note you must be an Associate or Studio Member to use the darkroom on a regular basis.

After the induction you can get a one-day pass costing £5 per half a day or £10 per full day, to cover chemical costs. Access to the Darkroom will be arranged in advance using shared Google Calendar.

To arrange a suitable induction time please email Janina Sabaliauskaite & Phyllis Christopher on: thenewbridgedarkroom@gmail.com

Inductions are open to everyone, please note you must be an Associate or Studio Member to use the darkroom on a regular basis.

After the induction you can get a one-day pass costing £5 per half a day or £10 per full day. Access to the Darkroom will be arranged in advance using shared Google Calendar.