The darkroom is the primordial home of the photographer, where the process all began.

Sadly, nowadays often it’s only studio photographers and college students who frequent the dank, chemical-scented room, which always has an air of magic to it. But for many photographers, it’s an essential part of understanding the process and learning about light, chemicals and the science of photography.

Darkrooms have been used since the dawn of photography itself in the 19th century. However, due to the complexities of printing colour, they were supplanted in the second half of the 20th century.

They have always come in many different forms, from Ansel Adams’ elaborate space to Timothy O’ Sullivan’s retooled ambulance wagon. As long as you have the right equipment and plenty of darkness, any room can be a darkroom.

Where can I buy the best darkroom equipment?

At RK Photographic we sell a range of the best darkroom materials, including darkroom papers, chemicals, toners, aluminium bottles, glass powder jars, enlarging lamps, and a range of other accessories.

All our darkroom equipment is extremely affordable and perfect for schools, private darkrooms and college darkrooms.

Why not browse our range of darkroom materials?

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