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Photography Darkrooms

We operate a suite of bespoke darkrooms within Victoria building which can facilitate multi- format monochrome and colour film processing and printing.

The area has monochrome and colour film processing facilities utilising tank processing unit and film & print drying machines.

Within the two monochrome printing darkrooms enlargers are located in interconnecting safe lit bays with darkroom sinks for wet (dish) print processing.

A separate darkroom is specifically reserved for alternative processes where historic and traditional technologies can embrace digital technologies to produce unique work.

A third colour printing darkroom is reserved for advanced users with the addition of floor standing enlargers for sheet film.

A separate darkroom is specifically reserved for alternative processes where historic and traditional technologies can embrace digital technologies to produce unique work.

A third colour printing darkroom is reserved for advanced users with the addition of floor standing enlargers for sheet film.

Detailed Information

Kit List

  • 18 Durst Enlargers with timers and masking frames for 35mm and 120 roll film
  • 2 DeVere floor standing enlarger for sheet films
  • 5 Durst ad DeVere Colour Enlargers capable of a wide range of film formats for colour printing
  • Paterson film processing tanks for processing film from 35mm to 4x5
  • Film dryers
  • Ilford print dryer
  • Print drying racks for fibre based papers
  • Darkroom accessories include: Print trays (various sizes), measuring cylinders, thermometers, masking frames, contact print frames, enlarger timers, focus scopes, printing MG filters
  • All chemistry is supplied.

Availability

9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 4.30pm.

Where possible and with prior arrangement, staff will work flexibly during the working day to accommodate specific support requirements which do not fit into the specified timetable. Please note that this facility is used for scheduled teaching activities. The space may not be available for open access during these sessions.

Please contact technical staff for details. Due to the innate technical nature of the equipment and processes contained within this facility, there is a prerequisite for students to attend a technical induction and then following that they may be required to complete further course based technical instruction workshops prior to permission being granted for their independent use of this facility.

Location

The Photography Darkrooms can be found in 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 119 of the Victoria Building

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