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Camera Basics

Not all of us are satisfied with happy snaps. Our tutors will help you get to know your camera and show you how to use manual controls to get the shot you want. Discover (or re-discover) the satisfying physicality of the shutter click, of winding on the film. Before you know it , manual photography will be second nature to you.

Photography Tour

It's not every day you get to explore the alley ways and hidden spaces of inner city Kensington. Step outside and discover architectural spaces, factories, studios, film props, local artisans, grit and graffiti.

Film Developing

When we're done shooting, come back to the studio and develop your own film. White gloves, hands inside a bag with sleeves, feeding film onto a spool. Then place the spool inside a tank and fill it with developer. Agitate ‘til it’s done, a little drying time et voilà.

It’s very satisfying to walk away with your first hand-developed roll. As with all aspects of black and white photography, we will show you the tips and tricks for maximizing ‘the feel’ you want to create with every new roll you shoot.

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Class Schedule

11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

What you will learn
  • Learn how to manually control settings on a beautiful vintage camera and achieve the shots you want.
  • Explore the alleyways and hidden spaces of industrial Kensington while putting your new found knowledge into practice.
  • Learn how to hand develop your first batch of black and white negatives!
What you will get
  • Tea, coffee and snacks provided on arrival and throughout the day.
  • Post workshop a comprehensive PDF document will be sent to participants outlining how they can continue to develop film at home.
  • Walk away with your first batch of hand developed black and white negatives.
  • One-on-one guidance from a professional photographer.
  • Access to a warm and inspiring learning environment. We believe everybody is capable of creating beautiful photographs, we will help you achieve this!
  • A complimentary gift from your favourite darkroom!

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
  • Warm and comfortable clothes suitable for adventure!
What to wear


Appropriate for

creatives, photography enthusiasts, urban explorers, those who like to make art by hand and are seeking a truly unique experience with likeminded folk

Terms & Conditions

Terms and conditions

The Fox Darkroom provides goods and services to you subject to the following conditions. If you purchase from our online store ( or visit out premises at (10 Elizabeth St, Kensington) you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully.

Workshop Enrolment

All workshops must be paid for in full (prior to the workshop commencement date) to secure your place. Places are subject to availability.


Refunds cannot be given when notice is given less than 1 week before the workshop date.

Transfers (between people or a workshop date) can be made if notice is given no less than 1 week before the workshop date.


The Fox Darkroom website and information contained within it can be used for your own personal use and must not be used for any commercial reason.

Darkroom hire

Access depends on availability. Bookings must be made in advance.

Health and Safety

The Fox Darkroom is not responsible for the archival quality or outcome of film processing or printing made in this facility. You also acknowledge that the darkroom is hired out as a shared facility and it is your responsibility to be aware and courteous of other people’s needs and safety and to take care of your belongings at all times. The Fox Darkroom has no liability for personal belongings of darkroom members.

While we take all care to ensure your safety, in agreeing to these terms and conditions you agree to understand and be liable for the health and safety risks of the darkroom. It is your responsibility to take the appropriate health and safety precautions. Your health and safety is not the responsibility of The Fox Darkroom.

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29 January 2018 • Film Photography & Developing Basics

A great course that was both really informative and fun. I feel I can go out now and further explore taking photos and am looking forward to doing it!


15 January 2018 • Film Photography & Developing Basics

Highly recommended - this one day class was a lot of fun and I walked away with the knowledge to process my own film at home!


20 July 2017 • Film Photography & Developing Basics

Great environment with an intimate learning experience. Really looking forward to continuing on with the further workshops and becoming apart of this awesome community. Thanks guys!

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