Services

at B&W Basement

Whether you are looking to rent a darkroom for film processing or hand printing, we can help. You can hire one of our three self-contained darkrooms by the day or half-day at very reasonable rates and with exclusive use during the session.

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Learn the techniques of black and white film processing and hand enlarging in our professionally equipped Darkroom. Our popular and affordable 1-to-1 Tuition service teaches you how to load and develop the film, assess and expose the processed negatives, and make finished prints using the traditional dish method.

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Traditional hand processing using spiral loading and Kodak X-tol fine grain developer. We take the utmost care with time, temperature and agitation to ensure your black and white negatives reach optimum density and contrast for subsequent printing. 

Films are washed in filtered water, finished with a final ‘photo-flow’ rinse, air dried and hand cut into sixes in clear ‘Printfile’ archival negative sleeving.

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Hand-printed enlargements on Ilford resin coated or fibre base paper carefully crafted by our expert technicians. Precise density and contrast adjustment is achieved using multi-grade paper, combined with “burning & shading” techniques. Prints are hand finished using traditional sable brush spotting techniques.

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