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Photographer Checking Films

darkroom usage

The darkroom is located inside Shanna Dugan's photography studio.  To utilize the darkroom, you must apply & go through a safety orientation.

Darkroom Usage

Develop film

Bring your own chemistry


Photographic Printing

Use our Canon Prograf Pro1000 printer to print your digital images

Prices vary depending on size & paper

Develop film

Use our C-41 color process or black & white chemistry



Film scanner

Use our scanners (Plustek dedicated 35mm or Epson V600)


Darkroom General Safety Rules

  • Only authorized persons are allowed to work in the room.

  • Practice good housekeeping. Keep the work area clean and uncluttered to prevent tripping over hazardous chemical bottles.

  • Always segregate chemicals. Don’t store acids near reducer!

  • Use the least toxic chemicals available. Avoid cyanides, heavy metals, and developers containing pyrocatechol or pyrogallol when possible.

  • Do not store chemicals on the floor.

  • Do not eat, drink or smoke in the darkroom.

  • Wear appropriate protective equipment whenever possible, such as gloves, goggles, etc.

  • Always wash hands with soap and warm water after working with chemicals.

  • Know how to use emergency equipment prior to an actual emergency.

  • Always Add Acid to water, never water to acid. (Remember ‘AAA’)

  • Do not use paper towels or sawdust to clean up acid spills as this may cause a fire.

  • Pregnant women should not be exposed to powdered developer.

  • Store all chemicals in locations that will minimize the chance of breakage and splashing.

  • Label all containers.

  • Keep all containers and trays closed or covered when not in use to prevent the release of toxic gases.

  • All spent chemicals should be placed into an appropriate waste container. 

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