Part 2: Focus Series 2013 with George DeWolffe The final of three parts this is a two day workshop to be held on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23, 2013: “The Contemplative Landscape” This workshop will provide an intensive learning ...
There is a magic line that runs from the eye of the photographer as he takes a shot to the darkroom where he makes the print. Even if the print is flawed it is made by his hand, and the decision to accept or reject it belongs to him. -- Albert Watson.
The Darkroom Group is one of the RA Photo Club's special interest groups; membership of the group provides access to the Club darkroom. To obtain a membership Club members must 1) Pay special activity fee to RA & 2) Contact Darkroom manager to be issued an activity card. This will be issued after a briefing session to explain the specific details of operating the darkroom equipment. It is assumed that members will already have basic darkroom skills; we are not able to offer training (see Resources.)
There are a number of storage lockers available in the darkroom, these are made available on a first come first served basis. Members supply their own materials such as paper and chemistry.
Location & Facilities
2nd floor of West wing, RA Centre.
Beseler 23CII enlarger suitable for B&W printing up to 6x9cm negative size.
Omega D2V enlarger suitable for B&W printing up to 4x5 inch negative size.
Ancillary equipment such as VC printing filters, grain focusers, exposure meter, colour analyzer etc.
Film development tanks (3 sizes) for 35mm & 120 films.
Trays for 8x10 & 11x14 paper processing.
Filtered & temperature controlled water supply system.
Ancillary equipment such as graduates, tongs, thermometers etc.
Year round except when RA Centre is closed, three slots a day, 8am-1pm, 1pm-6pm, 6pm-11pm, 7 days a week.
New members of this group must attend (regardless of their level of experience) a briefing session to explain the particularities of the equipment and various accepted procedures of operation. This session is available on request.
To buy and maintain the equipment an additional fee is charged for this group. See the Fees Page for details.