darkroom rental


GROUP DARKROOM – PAY AS YOU GO

Photographers rejoice! Our staff have prevailed. Now witness the printing power of this fully STOCKED and OPERATIONAL darkroom! We're also set up for film developing. Our darkroom offers 140 sq. ft. of space featuring Beseler 23C enlargers and a Saunders 4x5. We provide all chemistry, tanks, trays, and an RC dryer. NO fiber dryer or dry mount press available. We have paper and blotter books for sale if you need them, so all you really need to bring are your negatives.

All you need to bring are your negatives and knowledge. We expect our patrons to have a working knowledge of developing/printing techniques (passed a class or course / worked in a lab ). If you need a refresher, we can set-up an educational consultation that covers developing and/or printing at a rate of $100/hour. Services offered & accompanying fees:


FILM DEVELOPING

  • Plastic and metal tanks/reels available
  • $10.00 per person, per hour, for the first two hours
  • $7.00 each additional hour


STANDARD PRINTING SET-UP

  • Standard lens & accessories; Ability to print up to 11"x14"
  • $10.00 per person, per hour, for the first two hours
  • $7.00 each additional hour


PREMIUM PRINTING SET-UP

  • Beautiful Nikkor lens, increased quality of accessories, four-bladed easel
  • $13.00 per person, per hour, for the first two hours
  • $10.00 each additional hour


16X20 PRINTING SET-UP

  • $15.00 extra (one-time fee). IMPORTANT: Please call us at 510-548-6888 one day in advance to let us know you will need this set-up.


HOURS OF OPERATION
The darkroom closes exactly half an hour before the store closes, no exceptions. Therefore, darkroom hours are as follows:

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 - 6:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 5:30
  • Sunday: 10:00 - 3:30


The darkroom operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. We don't take reservations, but you are welcome to call ahead and check on availability. 510-548-6888