CALL US: 1-510-548-6888
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​1045 Ashby
Berkeley CA


These are the darkrooms you’re looking for!


Photographers rejoice! Our staff have prevailed. Now witness the printing power of this fully STOCKED and OPERATIONAL darkroom! We’re also set up for film developing.


Group Darkroom – Pay as You Go

140 sq. ft. of space featuring Beseler 23C enlargers and a Saunders 4×5. We provide all chemistry, tanks, trays, and an RC dryer. NO fiber dryer or dry mount press available. We have paper and blotter books for sale if you need them, so all you really need to bring are your negatives. We expect our patrons to have a working knowledge of developing/printing techniques. If you need a refresher, we offer a once-monthly class that covers developing and printing. All applicable developing times are posted for customer use.Services offered & accompanying fees:

Film Developing:

  • Plastic and metal tanks/reels available
  • $6.00 each of the first two hours
  • $4.00 each additional hour


Regular Printing Set-up:

  • Standard lens & accessories; Ability to print up to 11″x14″
  • $6.00 each of the first two hours
  • $4.00 each additional hour


Premium Set-up:

  • Beautiful Nikkor lens, increased quality of accessories, four-bladed easel
  • $10.00 each of the first two hours
  • $7.00 each additional hour


16×20 Set-up:

  • $15.00 extra (one-time fee)


Hours of operation:

The darkroom closes exactly half an hour before the store closes, no exceptions. Therefore, darkroom hours are as follows:

  • Mon-Fri: 10:00 – 6:00
  • Saturday 10:00 – 5:30
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 3:30


The Pay As You Go darkroom operates on a first-come, first-serve basis. We don’t take reservations, but you are welcome to call ahead and check on availability. 510-548-6888

Membership Darkroom – Annual, Exclusive Membership Required

Details are coming! If you have an interest, email us your contact info at with ‘Darkroom #2 Membership’ in the subject line. We’ll email you when we have more details to share. In the meantime, here are a few details:

  • 10″x10″ enlarger
  • 4″x5″ set up for projection
  • 4″x5″ with drop table

Visit us

1045 Ashby Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710

  • M-F: 10am-6:30pm
  • SAT: 10am-6pm
  • SUN: 10am-4pm


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