About our Community Darkroom 

Our darkroom is one of the few open darkrooms in the city where anyone, after completing an orientation, can drop in and use our facilities for their work.

Darkroom Hours and Protocols

Effective July 9, 2022.

FACILITIES OPEN:

Monday-Thursday: 5:30pm – 8:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm

FACILITIES CLOSED:

Friday & Sunday

*NOTE THAT DUE TO COVID WE ARE LIMITING USE OF PHOTO FACILITIES TO THREE PEOPLE AT A TIME. MASKS MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES IN THE BUILDING AND SIGN UP IS REQUIRED BEFOREHAND.

If you have already completed an orientation, please sign up for a drop-in session here

Orientation ($45) | Individual session ($20) | Current Photo Students (Free) | Darkroom Storage ($10/mo)

For more information or to schedule an orientation please contact:

AB Corson at photography@chaw.org | (443) 621-1932

CHAW’s Photography Facilities require an initial orientation to cover general information and policies about space use and equipment. This is not an instructional orientation, users must be familiar with general darkroom workflow and digital processes. Orientation costs $45; each visit after orientation is a flat fee of $20.

If you have no prior darkroom experience, we will be offering introductory darkroom seminars starting this fall (2022).

DARKROOM EQUIPMENT

6 Besler enlargers

B&W Film Chemistry – All provided (D-76 1:1 for processing)

B&W Paper Chemistry – Stop Bath and Fix (Paper Dev and Permafix not provided)

UV exposure box, 20”x24” capacity

Two double sinks

Trays, tongs, measuring cups, thermometers

Negative carriers, contrast filters, easels, contact printers

Patterson and metal film canisters for processing film

Paper drying rack screens

Film drying cabinet

Heat press