New Course Dates & January Sale

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Welcome to The Darkroom. Dublin’s favourite Photographic Studio, Education and Darkroom Facility

We have an exciting New Year ahead at The Darkroom beginning with our amazing January Sales on certain courses see below.
We are now introducing, by popular demand a new monthly subscription giving you the choice of Darkroom or Studio rental

Digital Processing

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Creative Photoshop 4 week course starting the 18th of January, Our January sale price only €170

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Alternative Processing


Introduction to Wet Plate Collodion running the weekend of January the 21st & 22nd, January sale price is €185

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Black and White Motion Film Courses

16mm poster

Intermediate 16mm Film Course running on the weekend of the 4th & 5th of February, January Sale Price €295

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SUPER 8 Poster

Introduction to Super 8mm film course running the weekend of the 11th & 12th of February, January sale price €195

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Art of Photography 3 month course, Starting on the 9th of February, January sale price €605

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Subscription Offer

With our new subscription offer, students will have the opportunity to save money on our usual rental costs while also getting the benefit of been part of a monthly guided crit session. Giving you the chance to talk about your work, fourmlate ideas and discuss best practice in technical skills amongst peers in a professional environment. 

For €45 a month you can choose between four 3 hour printing sessions in The Darkroom or one 3 hour photo shoot in The Studio with technical support. 
T&C Apply.

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Whether you are looking to expand on your knowledge or are a complete beginner we have something for you. All of our courses and dates have been revised and updated and are now available for booking. Our Darkroom facilities and studio space are also available for rental through enquiry

Upcoming Courses

Dates for 2017 now available

Film Photography

Digital Photography

Motion Film

Alternative Processing

Our Gift Vouchers are available all year round. A very unique and personal gift, an ideal present for the creative person in your life. Available from €25 upwards or you can buy for a specific courses.


To purchase click here

November And December at the darkroom

November And December at the darkroom

Culture Night Student Exhibition

Image by Aoife McCarthy

Exhibition PosterPoster image by Ross Kennedy
Culture night exhibition was a great success and all the students got to show their work to a very large audience with 350 people passing through on the night. The Exhibition was a mix of students work from all our courses, Art of Photography, Introduction, Intermediate and Advance Darkroom, Introduction to Digital, alternative process as well as Super 8 screenings. I want to thank all the students for participating in the exhibition and to those who were able to come in and help hang the work as well as help with the final curating of the exhibition.

Here is a little gif of the night


The Clocks have gone back

Now that the clocks have gone back and our warm coats, hats, gloves and scarfs have been retrieved from the cupboard. It is time to get cozy and get going on all those creative projects you have wanted to do, no better place than The Darkroom to start.

Up Coming Courses

We have exciting news with our new Intermediate Digital Photography and Post production course starting November 16th running into December check it out with our introductory price of only €220. Limited amount of places left

Motion Film

Super 8th Motion Film
Course Dates: December Saturday 3rd Time 10.30 -17.30 & Sunday 4th 10.30-14.00


Intermediate Portrait
Dates Course Dates: November Saturday 26th

Digital Photography

Intro to Digital Photography
Dates December Monday 5th Saturday 10th Monday 12th & 19th

Intermediate Digital Photography and Post production
Dates November Wendesday the 16th, 23rd, Tuesday 29th, Wendesday 30th, 7th & 14th

Film Photography

Intermediate Darkroom
Dates November Tuesday 29th, December 16th, 13th, & 20th

Alternative Processing

Introduction to Wet Plate Collodion
This is a One Day Special Introduction offer to this course for only €125.00 Date Saturday the 26th of November, Limited places left

Introduction to Gum Bichromate Printing
Date Course Dates: December; Saturday 10th & 11th

The goose is getting fat, Please put a penny in the old mans hat, as The Darkroom is where its at

For that special Christmas present vouchers available from €50 upwards

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Autumn courses at The Darkroom


The team at The Darkroom

Would like to give a big thanks to everyone for being so great about the exciting transition to our new home on Brunswick Street North in Stoneybatter. Here is a Gif we put together to show you all of the hard work put into our amazing new space, our brilliant new students, their work and some of the events we have been running


We have up dated the Services section on our web site, check out Darkroom rental , looking for a studio look no further with our Studio Rental , or create your own event with us at Book-Event and now, with Darn Thorn we can offer a processing services with his Processlab

With autumn approaching we are excited to share with you all of our new and usual photography courses. For those interested developing their own negatives and photography, improving their digital photography skills, getting creative with alternative processes, or you just want to make your first super 8 or 16mm motion film, or learn about digital video, we have something for you. We are also really looking forward to The Art of Photography which we will be a 3 month course Starting this September and will be aimed at those who want to advance their photography skills, pursue a certain project or create a photographic portfolio to showcase their work..
Read on to find information on all courses and how to book.

Autumn 2016

Combined FILM & Digital PHOTOGRAPHY

The Art of Photography
Starting Date September 15th
Course runs over 3 months for 7 Thursday evenings and 4 Saturdays for a full day
Course Dates: Thursday evening dates Sept 15th & 29th, Oct 6th & 13th, Nov 10th & 24th, & Dec 8th. Saturday full day dates Sat 24th, Oct 15th & Nov 5th & 19th

Street Photography
September Course 2016
Evening class Thurs 1st, & 8th & Sat 3rd

Intermediate Portrait Photography
October Course Dates: Saturday Oct 22nd

Film & Darkroom Photography

Introduction to Black and White Darkroom
September course Dates: Tuesday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th
October course Dates: Tuesday 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

Intermediate Black and White Darkroom
September course Dates: Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
October course Dates: Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

Advanced Black and White Darkroom
September Course Dates: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th & Thursday 8th

Introduction to Film Photography using 35mm & 120 Film Cameras
October Course Dates: Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th


Introduction to Digital Photography
September Course Dates: Monday Sept 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th
October Course Dates: Monday Oct 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th

Adobe Photoshop Creative Course
September Course Dates: Wendesday Sept 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
October Course Dates: Wendesday Oct 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th

Lightroom Crash Course
September Course Dates: Tuesday 22nd 18.00-21.00


Introduction to Super 8 mm Black & White
October Course Dates:Sunday 16th

Intermediate 16mm Black and White
October Course Dates: Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd

Introduction to Digital Video
September Course Dates: Sept Sunday 25th

Intermediate Digital Video
October Course Dates: Oct Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th

Alternative Processes

Introduction to Cyanotype & Van Dyke Brown
September Course Dates: Sept Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th

Introduction to Wet Plate Collodion
October Course Dates: Oct Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th

Introduction to Gum Bichromate Printing
October Course Dates: Oct Sunday 23rd

Contact us to book on to your course

July and Summer at the darkroom

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The schools are closed and with it comes the rain, sunshine and a little more rain but hey it is summer. So come and join us at The Darkroom for our exciting summer programme, full with our usual courses in darkroom, digital and video training but with the addition of our hugely popular TEST STRIPS workshops. Dip your toe in the water and try something different; develop your first roll of film, make your very own cyanotype or join us for a guided photo-walk through both urban and rural environments… Read on for more information and how to book in.


Introduction to Digital Photography Mon 4th July. This digital photography course provides a complete foundation for getting started with your digital camera and learning how to take exceptional photos.

Introduction to Black and white Darkroom Tue 5th July. This course is a basic introduction to film development and printing.

Intermediate Darkroom Wed 6th July. This intensive course affords students the opportunity to develop more advanced techniques utilised in the making of Exhibition Printing.

Introduction to Photoshop Wed 6th July. A course suitable for photographers, artists or any creative individuals looking to up-skill their photoshop abilities.

Film Photography Weekend Sat 9th & Sun 10th. This course is a introduction to photographing with film cameras. It is aimed both at beginners and those who want to rediscover manual settings, providing a comprehensive introduction to analogue photography learning or recapping on aperture stops, shutter speeds, ISO settings, exposure, depth of field and composition.

Alternative Processes Workshop in Cyanotype & Van Dkye Brown Sat 9th & Sun 10th. A practical, hands on workshop that concentrates on two distinct Alternative Processes; Cyanotype, an Iron printing process that produces a striking Prussian Blue image and Van Dyke Brown, an Iron/Silver process that produces a beautiful and painterly sepia coloured image.

Check out all our other courses in July

Crash Course In Lightroom Tues 12th
Intermediate Portrait Sun 17th,
Landscape Photography starting Fri 15th,
Street photography Starting Fri 22rd,
Intermediate Video, weekend of the 24th & 24th,


TEST STRIPS FLYERTEST STRIPS is your chance to try something new or brush up on an old skill. We have guided Photo Walks through the City and through the Phoenix Park, Cyanotype Printing workshops where you can print your very own image from your phone or camera as an authentic Cyanotype photograph, Photogram workshops are a perfect introduction to the traditional darkroom, using B&W photo paper you can create your very own unique and original B&W prints, the Film Development course lets you develop your very own roll of B&W film and make a contact sheet so you can see your images as positives, or join us for our B.Y.O.Camera DAY, we can show you how to set up your camera, answer any questions you have about getting the perfect shot and show you some of our rare and unusual cameras that we use for our own work. Click on to Test Strip Courses

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May and June at the Darkroom

May and June at the Darkroom

We have great courses running Just for you this May and June with a lot of exciting weekend workshops, Such as Introduction to Photography weekend workshop using 35mm (Standard) SLR to 120mm (medium format Cameras) The Weekend of the 28th and 29th of May.

We have now also opened a new section to the Darkroom with our Alternative process Guru Louis Haugh, Starting with a Introduction to Cyanotype & Van Dyke Brown a weekend workshop on the 4th and 5th of June.

On that same weekend we are running a 16mm motion film course With Darn Thorn

Analogue 2 Exhibition Launch

Analogue 2 Exhibition Launch

Original works produced by the students of The Darkroom @BLOCK T for this exhibition. Established in 2011, The Darkroom offers a variety of courses, from introductory film and digital workshops to high-end masterclasses. As a result, this student exhibitions offer an eclectic variety of styles and approaches to the medium of photography and film, all produced to a high standard.

New Summer Courses

New Summer Courses

Summer’s here at The Darkroom, and you’re all invited! Come dip your toe with our new Test Strips – short, fun, and affordable classes for July and August running both day and evening.

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Super 8 Alchemy

Shooting on Super 8 is easy (and great fun), but tracking down the right chemicals and mixing them to create a positive film strip to project with… that’s something else. Our solution at is to make our own developer.

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Launch Party

A big thank you to everyone who came along to our launch party on March 6th.