The Photo Parlour in Nottingham offers a professional working environment but remains comfortable and friendly! Members can make use of all of our facilities and resources available, as well as benefit from being part of a thriving local community.
Black and white and Colour Darkrooms
We provide all the facilities for film photographers to produce black and white and colour prints as well as process black and white film by hand.
Our darkroom contains 6 photographic enlargers which can be booked in advance and take all film formats up to 5x4 sheet film.
We have a large darkroom sink (2.8m X 0.75m) that enables our members to produce large prints by hand as well as a print washer and drier. All Chemicals are provided in the darkroom so all you need to bring is your photo paper.
If you would like to process black and white film we charge per roll for chemicals and provide Paterson daylight developing tanks to process your film.
We are also one of the only Colour darkroom facilities in the country. In the colour darkroom you are able to print negatives of all sizes up to 5x4 sheet film fomat and process your photographic paper using our beautiful Kreonite processor. A very rare opportunity to access a colour darkroom!
All darkroom facilities need to be booked in advance via email or phone.
Being a Photo Parlour members gives you a reduced rate on your processing.
All types of 120 medium format per roll, process only - £5.00
All types of 35mm per roll, process only - £6.00
All types of 5x4 sheet film, per sheet, process only - £2.50
Members Social Events
We hold quarterly social events at the Photo Parlour for members only. This means that you'll get to chat with like minded indeviduals who use the space, talk about your practice and help each other. We getnerally make these meet ups as informal and relaxed as possible with no difficult group critiques or photo challanges (unless you decide to set them yourself). We will also organise members exhibitions to give our members the opportunity to showcase thier work to the general public.
On Hand Support and Technical Help
An important part of the membership is that you will be able to ask Dan (Photo Parlour owner, Ilford Artisan tutor and darkroom wizard) for advice and assistance if you get stuck during your session in the darkroom. Dan will be able to offer you help in becoming a better darkroom practitioner and help as you hone your film photography skills.
Studio and Gallery space
We have a beautiful studio here at the Photo Parlour with the option of daylight and artificial lighting setups. This space is avaliable at a reduced rate of £90 per day or £65 for a half day to our members.
We also have a gallery space avaliable for a reduced rate of £120 per week to our members as well as the opportunity to exhibit in members exhibitions.
Membership of the Photo Parlour starts at only £18.00 per month for Black and White darkroom use only and £25.00 per month for use of Colour facilities and is open to everyone over the age of 15. If you haven't used a darkroom in the last 6 months we ask you to attend a Darkroom Crash Course in order to refresh and equip you with the skills required to use the facilities safely and effectively.
If you'd like to become a member, or if you're interested in viewing the space and facilities, please contact us.