When the car was first invented, people assumed the horse would become almost extinct. This didn’t happen for the simple fact that people love and appreciate horses. In the photography world, the same could be said to apply to the darkroom.


There is a certain kind of charm and magic to darkrooms that can’t be beaten. For those strong photography lovers, traditional photography puts them in intimate contact with the whole process. While digital photography has made the art easier and faster, it doesn’t involve the magic of developing prints in the same way.

Working in a darkroom has a scientific and dexterous appeal that is certainly missing in more modern practises. Being in this environment often feels like home for some photographers. It can also help you to appreciate just how much the use of light affects photographs. You have complete control of how dark you make an image, simply by keeping it longer in the chemicals.

If stuck in the dark regarding where to buy darkroom equipment online, simply take a look at our range on RK Photographic. This includes aluminium bottles, filter drawers, countdown timers, glass powder jars, Winchester bottles, lamp bulbs and condenser heads, film cleaner, air blowers, heat filters, developing rods, tail clips, film hangers, film loaders, and much more.

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