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Full B&W Develop and Printing Course

Full B&W Develop and Printing Course

Regular price £150.00
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    We provide you with all materials necessary to attend each workshop. A roll of film will be sent in your welcome pack, and darkroom paper will be provided on arrival at each of the printing workshops.

Workshop dates

The workshop dates will be scheduled after purchase. We offer evening and weekend sessions to choose from. Contact us directly before purchase if you have specific dates in mind.

  • Roll of 35mm or 120 B&W film included to be shot prior to the workshop. This will be the roll of film developed during the first workshop
  • Printing paper will be provided on arrival of each of the printing workshops
  • All chemistry, equipment and paper is provided during the workshops, with demonstrations and guidance on all processes
  • After three workshops you will have at least one roll of film developed, up to 10 contact prints and 10 final enlargement prints each up to 8x10 in size


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. We have on-site parking available for guests, and welcome drop-in visitors every Saturday 11am-5pm.

Unit 61, Pollard Yard, 
15 Pollard Street East,

M40 7QX

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This course provides access to each of our popular black and white film developing and print workshops at a discounted price. You get access to:

  • Black & White Film Developing Workshop
    Your choice of either 35mm or 120 black and white film provided, including a two hour workshop covering the full developing process. 

  • Black & White Contact Printing Workshop
    Return to the darkroom with your developed roll of film to take your first steps into darkroom printing. Create up to 10 contact prints each containing up to a full roll of 35mm or 120 black & white film. 

  • Black & White Darkroom Printing Workshop
    Your third visit to the darkroom covers the enlarging and final printing process and all the darkroom processing skills learned in the previous workshop. Our staff will guide you in learning new skills including dodging and burning, split grade printing and more to create up to 10 final prints.


Our community darkroom

Situated near the center of Manchester, we invite you to join our vibrant community of film enthusiasts at our darkroom. We offer a fully equipped 35mm and medium format black and white darkroom for your all creative needs.


Still have questions?

If you already have darkroom experience and want to use our facilities to work on a personal project, or you have any questions about our darkroom or workshop, please get in touch.

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