Darkroom Rentals

Rental facilities will resume early Fall 2017 at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

How to Rent

First-Time Renters: You must attend a free orientation, offered the first Saturday and third Tuesday of the month. You must register for the free orientation in advance by calling 303-837-1341 or reserving online by clicking below.

Darkroom Renters: If you have already attended an orientation and been approved for darkroom use, then you may schedule a session by calling 303-837-1341 or online by clicking below.

Note, rentals are only final after date confirmation from CPAC staff. Renters must be intermediate level or above, unless accompanied by CPAC tutor (see tutoring rates below).

Full-Day Rates (4 – 8 hours)

  • Members

  • Daily Rate

    $33 + $5 chemical fee*
  • With private instructor

    $60.00/hour
  • Non-Members

  • Daily Rate

    $37 + $5 chemical fee*
  • With private instructor

    $75.00/hour

1/2 Day Rates (4 hours or less)

  • Members

  • 1/2 Day Rate

    $18 + 5*
  • Non-Members

  • 1/2 Day Rate

    $20 + 5*

*Chemical fees are based on 11×14 trays and “normal” usage. Processing more than 4 rolls of 35mm film or printing over 35 prints requires a higher fee to offset chemicals costs. If you choose to bring your own chemicals, please note: we do not allow powder chemicals to be mixed in our space. 

Chemical Fees

  • Film

  • 1-4 rolls of 35mm, 1-3 rolls of 120mm or 1-3 sheets of 4x5 film

    $5
  • 5-9 rolls of 35mm, 4-7 rolls of 120mm or 4-7 sheets of 4x5 film

    $10
  • 10-14 rolls of 35mm, 8-11 rolls of 120mm or 8-11 sheets of 4x5 film

    $15
  • Print

  • 1-35 prints 11x14 or smaller

    $5
  • 36-70 prints 11x14 or smaller

    $10

Equipment

  • 2 enlarger stations with 35mm to 4×5 capabilities

  • Film processing space

  • Zone VI archival 16×20 washer

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. Users must follow safety protocols; renters who do not follow CPAC Darkroom’s Rules and Regulations will be denied access.