experience the magic
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.
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”
Paper Cutter up to 25"
Dry Mount Press
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
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.
Day rate, up to 8 hours $45
Extended Day rate, up to 14 hours $60
Private Instruction, $50.00 per hour