Darkroom Printing Basics Workshop

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The perfect followon from the FIlm Photography & Developing Workshop.

For some it’s once in a lifetime, for others the start of a lifelong passion. One thing’s for sure you will never forget your first time in a darkroom, the intensity of the process. The red glow of the safe light as you position your paper and adjust the focus.

A few seconds of light. Sliding the paper into developer and gently rocking the bath. Watching the first blacks creep in followed by shades of grey. Into the stop bath, fixer then rinse. Blinking in the daylight as you step back into the real world. The romance of printing your own black and white photographs will stay with you forever.

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What you will learn
  • Learn how to make beautiful one of a kind pieces of photographic art by hand.
  • Learn the value of print and create imagery that is both hand made and deliberate.
  • Gain the confidence to print in the darkroom so you can further your learning as a member of The Fox Darkroom.
What you will get
  • All equipment, paper and chemicals supplied
  • Tea, coffee and snacks provided on arrival and throughout the day.
  • One-on-one guidance from a professional photographer.
  • Access to a warm and inspiring learning environment. We believe everybody is capable of creating beautiful photographs, we will help you achieve this!
  • Walk away with your first hand printed 8x10 print. We will even frame it for you so you can gift it to a loved one or keep it all to yourself!

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
  • At least one batch of developed black and white negatives
What to wear


Appropriate for

creatives, photography enthusiasts, those who like to make art by hand and are seeking a truly unique experience with likeminded folk


The Fox Darkroom

Vendor since 2015

The Fox Darkroom is a photographic art studio like no other, located in inner city Melbourne we specialise in black & white film photography and darkroom printing workshops. We also offer darkroom hire to the public and a membership option to a passionate group of enthusiasts keen on keeping the art of film photography alive. 

Located in the newly restored Young Husband Building at No. 10 Elizabeth St, Kensington, The Fox Darkroom offers workshops, darkroom for hire, great coffee and retro inspiration in the heart of Melbourne.

Share your passion for photography in this vintage urban environment offering all you need to produce stunning black and white images. Introductory workshops and darkroom hire (all inclusive) with excellent member discounts available. 

There are workshops running most Saturdays – Photography & Developing Basics, a photo tour with a difference. Learn the magic of film photography on a beautiful vintage camera and tour of Kensington’s hidden places and alleyways, afterwards return to our studio and hand develop your first batch of negatives. The second is Darkroom Printing Basics, which takes you into the darkroom to hand print your black and whites. 

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Refund & Cancellation Policy

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at The Fox Darkroom or organised by The Fox Darkroom must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by The Fox Darkroom.


I agree to give The Fox Darkroom unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at The Fox Darkroom classes and events or on The Fox Darkroom's premises. (For use of The Fox Darkroom marketing materials).


The Fox Darkroom requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. 


In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.

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Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions

The Fox Darkroom provides goods and services to you subject to the following conditions. If you purchase from our online store (www.thefoxdarkroom.com.au.au) or visit out premises at (10 Elizabeth St, Kensington) you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully.

Workshop Enrolment

All workshops must be paid for in full (prior to the workshop commencement date) to secure your place. Places are subject to availability.


Refunds cannot be given when notice is given less than 1 week before the workshop date.

Transfers (between people or a workshop date) can be made if notice is given no less than 1 week before the workshop date.


The Fox Darkroom website and information contained within it can be used for your own personal use and must not be used for any commercial reason.

Darkroom hire

Access depends on availability. Bookings must be made in advance.

Health and Safety

The Fox Darkroom is not responsible for the archival quality or outcome of film processing or printing made in this facility. You also acknowledge that the darkroom is hired out as a shared facility and it is your responsibility to be aware and courteous of other people’s needs and safety and to take care of your belongings at all times. The Fox Darkroom has no liability for personal belongings of darkroom members.

While we take all care to ensure your safety, in agreeing to these terms and conditions you agree to understand and be liable for the health and safety risks of the darkroom. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate health and safety precautions. Your health and safety is not the responsibility of The Fox Darkroom.

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29 January 2018 • Darkroom Printing Basics Workshop

A really enjoyable and informative workshop that gave me the skills to print my own photos and confidence to explore doing this further.


27 January 2018 • Darkroom Printing Basics Workshop

Loved the darkroom class. Coming from someone who has never done this sort of thing I thought the class was executed perfectly to teach someone such as myself a completely new skill within just a few hours. Would highly recommend this class to others!


28 November 2017 • Darkroom Printing Basics Workshop

Both this and the intro class taking photos and developing negatives were excellent. Small group sizes and a friendly instructor who catered well to the different experience levels in the group. 4 hours is the ideal time for both workshops, enough time to cover all the material without it being a long day. I left feeling inspired and ready to get back into printing my own photos after not doing it for 12 years. Two Saturdays well spent and well worth the money.

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