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Silver Darkroom



Designed by working photographers, the Silver Darkroom is well ventilated, spacious and a pleasure to work in. Our darkroom is equipped with everything you need to make silver prints and develop film. You can produce prints from 35mm up to 5x7 negatives and process film from 35mm to 8x10. We invite photographers at all levels to come explore, play and enjoy the magic of photography. If you are just getting started, or learning a new process,  you can schedule a one-on-one tutoring session with our knowledgable and supportive staff or take one of our upcoming workshops or classes. 

Equipment List:

Beseler 45MXII with Zone VI Variable Contrast Cold Light Head Enlarger for printing up to 4x5 negatives

Durst Laborator 138 Enlarger for printing up to 5x7 negatives

Poly-Contrast filters, Magna Sight grain focusers, and digital and analog timers

Negative carriers for 110, 35mm, 120, 4x5, & 5x7

Adjustable 4-blade Easels 5x7 up to 16x20

Trays up to 20x24”

Light table

Paper Cutter up to 25"

Dry Mount Press

Contact Frames

Sprint Systems Chemistry for film and paper processing

High volume ventilation and darkroom sink 8 ft x 3 ft.

Archival print washer, tongs, thermometers, etc.

Print drying rack with screens up to 20x24

Paterson and stainless tanks & reels for developing 35mm up to 4x5”

BTZS tubes for processing large format film up to 8x10

Darkroom Rental

If you are planning to attend a retreat or residency, darkroom rental is already included. See retreat rates here.  

If you live locally and want to rent the darkroom, please contact us or call 828-450-7445 to schedule a darkroom session. 

Rental Rate:

Day rate, up to 8 hours $45

Extended Day rate, up to 14 hours $60

Private Instruction, $50.00 per hour