Darkroom Rentals

Zang Morning LightLocated in Denver’s historic Zang Mansion, CPAC offers film processing and printing capabilities in a professionally maintained environment designed for the intermediate to professional user.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 am – 5 pm or by agreement

How to Rent

  • First-Time Renters: Attend a free orientation, offered the first Saturday and third Tuesday of the month. Must register in advance
  • Darkroom Renters: Schedule a session ONLINE or call 303-837-1341. Rentals are only final after date confirmation from CPAC staff.

Schedule Online

Daily Rates

Members 20.00 + 5.00 chemicals fee*
Non-Members 35.00 + 5.00 chemicals fee*

Monthly Rates

Members 120.00 + chemicals fee*
Non-Members 200.00 + chemicals fee*

Private Instructor Hourly Rates

Members 60.00 per hour
Non-Members 80.00 per hour

*Chemical fees are based on 11×14 trays and “normal” usage. Processing large batches of negatives or printing over 11 x 14 requires a higher fee to offset chemicals costs. Fees for 16 x 20 or larger are $10 per day. Fees will be waived for renters using their own chemicals. Chemical fees are negotiable for monthly renters


  • 6 enlarger stations with 35mm to 4×5 capabilities
  • Film processing space
  • Zone VI archival 16×20 washer
  • Individual storage cubbies
Users must be intermediate level or above unless accompanied by CPAC tutor. Basic chemicals provided. Renters responsible for paper and supplemental supplies. Renters must be over the age of 18 (unless registered for a CPAC Teen Darkroom Workshop). Users must follow safety protocols; renters who do not follow CPAC Darkroom’s Rules and Regulations will be denied access.

Darkroom Calendar