Introduction to Film Photography

Start your journey with analogue photography the right way with our introduction to film photography. The perfect workshop for those with an unused camera they inherited or thrifted long ago. We help film test your camera and answer any question you have about using film to capture images and how to get started in darkroom printing and processing.

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Contact printing workshop

A perfect introduction to working in a darkroom. Create stunning darkroom printed contact sheets of your 35mm or 120 black and white negatives. Learn the process from start to finish with all equipment and materials provided.

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Darkroom printing workshop

Bring your images to life in our black & white printing workshop. This workshop provides everything you need to explore the art of darkroom printing, providing enough paper and chemicals to print up to ten 8x10inch prints. 

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Join the community

Join a thriving community of passionate photographers from Manchester's creative scene. Our darkroom isn't just a facility; it's a collaborative space where ideas flow, skills are honed, and supportive friendships are forged.

Membership is free, and we invite analogue photographers of all skill levels to apply.

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Darkroom Location

Hosted within Pollard Yard, on the outskirts of the city centre, our community darkroom is a mere 2-minute stroll from the Holt Town tram stop, and a leisurely walk from the scenic Ancoats marina.

Still have questions?

If you have any questions about our workshops, membership scheme or the facilities available in our community darkroom, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

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