KIT & FACILITIES

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DARKROOM

Our darkroom is a small but practical and flexible space kitted out with a range of tools and equipment to facilitate various photographic processes. If you're looking for high-end automated processing this isn't the space for you but is fantastic as a space to explore and experiment. We don't have mains water in the darkroom but do have a foot-pump rinse tray with a wash out room close-by with print washer.
Available kit includes:

ENLARGERS (for all film types) -  FOCUS FINDERS - FILTERS - DEVELOPING TANKS - TRAYS - TONGS - TIMERS -  MEASURING JUGS - THERMOMETER - WATER HEATER - FUNNELS - MASKING FRAMES - CONTACT FRAMES - FILM LOADER + MORE

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PHOTO STUDIO

Our studio is a multi-functional space with the potential for use as a photographic studio for stills or film, for scanning and post-process work, a workshop or discussion space, a general use creative studio, 16mm editing and transfer (see below) and more.

Photo Kit Includes:

BOWENS LIGHTING SET-UP - SYNC CABLE - HOT SHOE ADAPTOR - SOFT BOXES - SNOOTS - DIGITAL LIGHT METER - PAPER ROLL BACKDROPS - REFLECTOR - TRIPOD - DISPLAY WALL WITH FIXING POINTS - MULTI-COLOURED LED LIGHTING -  PLINTHS - POP-UP PRODUCT TENT - TABLES - DIGITAL VIDEO PROJECTOR

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ANALOGUE FILM

We have in the studio a 16mm, 6 plate Steenbeck film editor with magnetic and optical sound which can be used for editing and digital transfer as well as various splicers and reels. The darkroom can also be used to hand process 16mm film with a 3D printed developing tank hopefully coming soon

Available to use soon (for an additional fee) will be a Bolex H16s camera and 2 16mm Sound Projectors as well as a Canon Standard 8 Camera with more equipment to follow

STEENBECK 16mm EDITOR - SPLICERS - BOLEX H16S - 16MM SOUND PROJECTORS 

Note: The Steenbeck is currently awaiting repair to the optical sound reader

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OTHER EQUIPMENT & USES

We also a range of other equipment available within the studio allowing the space to be used for post processing and other creative work. There is also access to a High quality Film Scanner, Lightbox, Guillotine, Booklet folder, and work table and access to a Multifunction A3 Copier/Printer/Scanner. We also have UV lightboxes for Cyanotype.

As a member you can also use the studio and/or darkroom to run workshops or hold talks, skillshare or training sessions. 

NEGATIVE SCANNER - LIGHTBOX - GUILLOTINE - BOOKLET FOLDER - WORK TABLE - CUTTING MATT - PHOTO BOOKS & RESOURCES - UV LIGHTBOX

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HIREABLE EQUIPMENT

COMING SOON:
In addition to the standard equipment we will also have a hireable bank of equipment for members to borrow, for short or longer term hire (eg an exhibition). These will include the following:
NIKON STUDIO CAMERA - VARIOUS ANALOGUE STILLS CAMERAS - BOLEX H16S 16MM CAMERA - KODAK CAROUSEL SLIDE PROJECTORS - SLIDE PROJECTOR TRANSITION BOX - 16MM PROJECTORS - EPSON HD DIGITAL PROJECTOR - DIGITAL MEDIA PLAYERS