Community Darkroom

The Holland Project Community Darkroom will be open September 2nd – 30th, 2023. Check out this year’s workshop offerings and open lab schedule below!

The HP Community Darkroom is equipped with 5 enlarger stations (2 Beselers & 3 Omegas), an archival wash tank, film processing tanks and changing bags, and a negative scanning station set-up with an Epson V600 flatbed scanner and Macbook. We are using Arista EDU Ultra chemicals for processing both film and photo paper (black & white only) and can accommodate 35mm and 120 film/negatives.

How it Works: Want to come print in the darkroom, develop black and white film, or scan negatives? Participants can schedule drop-in time to work in the darkroom during our open lab hours in three or four-hour time slots (max 5 attendees per slot). Booking your appointment in advance is required as there are limited spots each day. Drop-in rates are $5 for a standard drop-in (good if you already have experience developing/printing in the darkroom or have already taken a workshop) or $20 for a first timer drop-in which includes a one-on-one tutorial in B&W film developing or darkroom printing with an experienced lab tech. Payment is due upon arrival or can be made in advance and covers all the chemicals needed for film and paper processing (film + paper not included).

Artists and photographers of all experience levels are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity. There will always be a lab tech on-site to help, please indicate your experience level when signing up.

Questions? Email

Schedule an open lab drop-in!

Upcoming Workshops

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