Large Format Photography Darkroom


Since starting my journey into film in 2013 I’ve been gathering the equipment and supplies needed for a darkroom. Once it was finished I realized what a great resource it could be for others who want to explore analog film photography. I welcome you to join me in the darkroom!
The darkroom features a 12 foot long sink and two enlargers. The Omega D5XL dichroic enlarger offers easy contrast control for 35mm up to 4″x5″ film. A Durst Laborator 184 handles negatives up to 10″x10″ and can project onto the wall for mural prints. Easels, trays and archival washer can handle up to 16×20 prints. I’m still working on a process for developing mural size prints up to 40″x60″! The Epson V700 film scanner can scan film negatives up to 8×10. Please note that the darkroom is for black and white film / prints only and is not suited for color processing.

Darkroom Memberships

Please fill out the form below with your contact info and your past experience in the darkroom. I’ll work with you to tailor your starting point based on your experience level.

“The Developer” – Hourly – $15/hr
Use the darkroom on an hourly basis. Access to the darkroom is based on scheduling availability.

“The Stop” – 5 Bulk Hours Membership – $68 (10% savings)
Join the community and support the darkroom by using your 5 hours within 6 months.

“The Fixer” – 10 Bulk Hours Membership – $120 (20% savings)
Join the community and support the darkroom by using your 10 hours within 6 months.


The darkroom is available by reservation only. 


Darkroom Orientation – $20
This is a brief orientation of the processes and procedures used in this darkroom. The orientation is required for all members to be sure your questions are answered and you can make the best use of your time in the darkroom.

Hourly Instruction – $20/hr

In addition to your hourly rental, I’ll work along “over your shoulder” in the darkroom and help out as needed. This is especially helpful when first getting started or when working on advanced techniques.

“The Camera”

Beginner – 1 hr session – $60
Welcome to the wonderful world of film photography! Included is a loaner 35mm camera with a roll of film. We will walk through how the controls work, how to load the camera and how to calculate exposure. You will finish the class ready to shoot your first roll of film!

“The Negative”

Beginner – 1 hr session – $40
Now that you have shot a roll of film let’s develop it! We’ll work through the different processes and techniques of developing film. All of the required chemicals are included.

“The Print”
Beginner – 2 hr session – $60
Time to put those negatives on paper! You will learn how to use the enlarger while we a print two of your favorite shots. Paper and chemicals are included.

“The Ansel Adams” – $150
Sign up for all three courses and save! A complete introduction to film.

Darkroom Techniques”
Intermediate – 2 hr session – $60
We will go over some more advanced topics such as dodging/burning and contrast control. Bring your difficult-to-print or just your favorite negatives and we will put them on paper. Paper and chemicals are included.

Tax included in all prices. All sales are made through CAVANAH DARKROOM LLC.

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