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Darkroom rental

Located only five minutes from downtown Ottawa and Gatineau (Hull), we offer the rental of a photography studio measuring 15′ x 20′ and a darkroom that allows printing up to 16″ x 20″.

The Darkroom

Our darkroom allows film development and enlargement up to 16″ x 20″ from negative as small as 4″ x 5″. It can accommodate 2 photographers at the same time with its 2 enlargers and its numerous processing trays.

The following equipment is available in the Studio Huit Dalpé darkroom:

  • Two DeVere 504 enlargers with multigrade head with 3 Rodenstock lenses each;
  • Negative holders for 35mm, 120mm and 4×5;
  • A 16″ x 70″ sink with a water temperature controller and ventilation system;
  • Development trays from 35 mm to 4″ x 5″ film sheet;
  • An archival washer and a dryer for fiber paper and films;
  • A mat cutter and a dry-mount press are also available on the premises.


  • $140 for a day (from 8 AM to 10 PM)
  • $250 weekend (Saturday and Sunday, from 8 AM to 10 PM)
  • $450 work week (Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 10 PM)

Please note that studio rentals are not offered by the hour, and are only available for the above time slots.


Please schedule a visit and tour our facilities so we can answer your questions.

Need help?

First time in a darkroom? Consider taking the Introduction to darkroom training offered by the Studio to better understand its subtleties.

You can also get your processing chemicals pre-mixed for 11×14 paper development for only $25 including the chemicals.

Alex Leblanc has many years of experience in photography, silver and non-silver printing as well as large format camera. His hourly rate is $50.