Darkroom Hire

Chan photographic has 5 darkrooms available for hire, each fitted with 2 enlargers. One for
fogging / pre-flashing. The space has an RA4 colour paper processor that can print up to
30”wide by the paper height. A black & white processor is available, but please specify if you’ll
be printing B&W when upon so we can accommodate.


You can hire a darkroom for the full day or half-day. Full day hire is from 10am to 6pm. Half
days are from 10am-2pm or 2pm-6pm, Saturdays by appointment only.
We only offer darkroom papers to those hiring our darkrooms. We supply both colour and B&W
paper, sizes 10x12 and 12x16, glossy and matte. Requests for paper must be made 1 day prior
to your darkroom booking.

Please direct all darkroom-booking enquiries to one of our trusted technicians at

Printing Workshops

Chan Photographic runs 1 x darkroom workshop per month. Each session has 4 slots.
Darkroom induction includes:

  • Learning about the equipment and how to use it, enlarger timers, lenses, masks, paper etc.
  • Contact sheets
  • Prints - printing techniques, such as Dodging and burning.
  • Preflashing – what it is and when to use it.
  • 25 sheets of coloured paper included.

Each workshop is from 10am to 5pm.
Workshop dates are released on our instagram page. It is a first come first serve bases,
secured by a deposit. Please email to make secure payment.
Deposits are non-refundable and the full amount must be paid end of session.

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