what we do
we are here for the love of film, photography & darkroom printing
Film Photography & Developing Workshop
Not all of us are satisfied with happy snaps. Our tutors will teach you how to use the manual controls on a beautiful vintage camera while you explore the alley ways and hidden spaces of inner city Kensington. When we’re done shooting, come back to the studio and we will teach you how to develop your film. The experience is so rewarding!
Darkroom Printing Workshop
The perfect followon from the FIlm Photography & Developing Workshop. For some it’s once in a lifetime, for others the start of a lifelong passion. One thing’s for sure you will never forget your first time in a darkroom. Watching the first blacks creep in followed by shades of grey. Into the stop bath, fixer then rinse. The romance of printing your own black and white photographs will stay with you forever.
Hire our darkroom
Everything you need to develop and print beautiful black and white prints will be at your disposal. All equipment and chemicals provided. Film and paper available for purchase (discounts for Members). Make use of our fantastic darkroom facilities or kick back in our studio, make a coffee, spin a record and find inspiration in our photo library.
Become a member & Join our community
Join The Fox Darkroom community. Relax with a cup of espresso, use the darkrooms, flick through a mag and share your inspiration with other avid photographers. All equipment and chemicals supplied. Film, paper and frames available at discount prices. Feel free to make an appointment to come and see our facilities and discuss your needs. Join now only $95/year.
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The Fox Darkroom & Gallery – Art for Change from Tom Goldner on Vimeo. Photographic artist, Tom Goldner, produces a print for the YGAP, Art of Change event. The image of the Masai Warriors was taken in 2016 in Tanzania. Image handprinted at The Fox Darkroom & Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria.
If you had told me three years ago that I would be running a photographic darkroom, I simply wouldn’t have believed you. As so often is the way in life, a small, simple idea can completely change your path. As I sat in bed one night with my cat, Boozie, I had the sudden[…]
Rosemary “I consider myself to be a worldly person and already well-travelled. So when I stepped into this workshop I was prepared for an adventure. What I came out of the workshop with was not only an epic adventure, but many new friends, and a kick of inspiration to further grow on my photography[…]
The Fox Darkroom is proud to announce our 2016 international photographic workshop Tour du Mont Blanc – France, Switzerland & Italy. 2 – 7 September 2016 “This workshop is for those who are willing to take that extra step to get that perfect photo. What better motivation than the awe-inspiring Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB). Our[…]
The Fox Darkroom is proud to announce our second annual international photographic workshop in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It will be hosted by award winning documentary photographers Tom Goldner and Harriet Tarbuck from The Fox Darkroom. 13 – 18 November 2016 (group 1) 22 – 28 November 2016 (group 2) “This workshop is simply like no other,[…]
What inspired you to first pick-up a camera? I wanted to make photographs. However, my reasons for continuing to pick up a camera have grown. What are you currently working on? I’m currently working on a few things. On a community level, I put energy into She Shoots Film. She Shoots Film is an online[…]
Light-dark presents the work of a handful of like-minded individuals, whose appreciation of traditional photographic processes have emanated at The Fox Darkroom to create a series of works inspired by the early musings of the first photographers. Adapted from renaissance painting, techniques like chiaroscuro allowed experimental photographers to transcend the functional and scientific side of[…]
“In my experience it’s rare to come across a photographer like John Umina. The moment John entered The Fox Darkroom I was floored by the depth and the quality of his work. When exploring his motivations it quickly become clear that his drive is deeply personal and driven by a want to understand and comment on his[…]
I love my job. I realise how silly that sounds, but I honestly mean it; I love teaching people the value of film photography and darkroom printing. I love seeing people inspired. I love that my darkroom is in the heart of industrial Melbourne. I love watching people see their photos come to life. I[…]
I believe everybody is capable of taking beautiful pictures. For me, the difference between an amateur photographer and a professional is the ability to consistently produce quality photographs. In order to improve as photographers, we need consistency in our work, and to produce consistence, we need to identify what makes for a great photo. Today I[…]