Darkrooms

Access:
Our Passes provide access to all Stills’ production facilities, including our digital lab (computers, printers and scanners), photographic darkrooms and video editing suite.

Day Pass — £15

Film Processing – £3 per film (35mm or medium format) £9 minimum spend.

Chemistry – £2 / 3ltr of chemistry (1ltr developer, 1ltr stop and 1ltr fix)

Induction:
Before using our facilities for this first time, a 1-hour induction is required at a one-off cost of £20.

Due to current health and safety procedures we will not be conducting inductions for the foreseeable future. We are looking at ways to safely re-implement inductions for new facilities users, and will update our procedures when possible.

Please note that we have had to limit our facilities operation in line with Government guidance.

More information on our procedures can be found here.

Situated beneath the gallery on the lower ground floor are our comprehensive darkrooms including Scotland’s only open access dry-to-dry colour print processor. Despite advances in digital technologies, our traditional wet darkrooms remain as popular as ever. Whether you want to get to grips with the basics of this magical medium, experiment with new techniques or produce professional hand-made fibre based and c-type prints, Stills’ darkrooms can meet all of your needs.

Darkroom

Darkroom Facilities include:

Please note that we have had to limit our facilities operation in line with Government guidance. More information on our procedures can be found here.

Black & white communal darkroom with 6 x LPL colour enlargers and black and white film processing capabilities.

Individual darkrooms with LPL large format colour enlargers and black and white film processing capabilities.

Colour film processing room with a JOBO CPE2 Developer Tank and Tetnal COLORTEC C-41 chemistry

Thermophot 505 dry-to-dry colour print processor (20” width intake).

Finishing area with dry mount press, guillotines, Logan bevelled matt cutter, cutting mats and scalpels.

Consumables

A wide range of consumables including paper and ink are available to buy in the centre at reasonable prices.