Students will have access to our fully equipped wet-darkroom all year where they can process negatives, print photographs and experiment with alternative photographic processes. We will provide students with chemistry for their darkroom coursework; students are expected to cover the cost of their own paper. Chemicals used for additional printing must be provided by the individual concerned.
Darkroom Demo Sessions
To all Orms Cape Town School of Photography students who have a sound understanding of the darkroom, we invite you to join us for a series of single darkroom demonstrations to further develop your darkroom printing skill-set and experience. Students who would like to practice these newly acquired skills are welcome to join our Open Darkroom sessions, scheduled as unsupervised sessions on Thursday afternoons and supervised sessions on Thursday evenings.
Open Darkroom Sessions
Thursday afternoons: 13h00 – 17h00
Bring your own chemistry and photographic paper – only open to students who have completed a darkroom course at Orms Cape Town School of Photography. If you would like to use our darkroom and have not completed a course with Orms Cape Town School of Photography, please make an appointment with us for a darkroom orientation session. Please note – unsupervised sessions are only available to those who have had darkroom printing experience in the past. The strictest of darkroom etiquette is expected of all those who use this space.
Thursday evenings: 18h00 – 21h00
Bring your own chemistry and photographic paper – only open to students who have completed a darkroom course at Orms Cape Town School of Photography, or to those who have had darkroom printing experience in the past. The strictest of darkroom etiquette is expected of all those who use our space.
Unsupervised: R 250 per person per hour
Supervised: R 350 per person per hour
Excludes: chemicals and photographic paper (can be purchased at Orms across the road).
Use of Dark Room is strictly for those with dark room experience and dark room etiquette to be observed.
Afterhours (Weekends or after 17:00) will occur an additional R80/hour for supervising. Afterhours rates will be waivered if the school is open for an evening course or weekend workshop.