Darkroom Interior - Interior view of the Tintype Traveller mobile Darkroom
Darkroom Interior - Interior view of the Tintype Traveller mobile Darkroom
Darkroom Interior - Interior view of the Tintype Traveller mobile Darkroom
Darkroom Interior - Interior view of the Tintype Traveller mobile Darkroom

Darkroom Hire - on site or on location

The Tintype Traveller is a mobile darkroom in a converted vintage caravan. The darkroom is parked in the studio carpark at Cog Creative space, but it also travels to a variety of locations for workshops, shoots and events. The darkroom is available for hire - most photographers use it when it's located at the studio in Norwood. The darkroom is cosy but wonderful to work in - plenty of space for up to 2 people to work, and air-conditioned / heated as required. It has 2 excellent extraction fans & lightproof ventilation to reduce chemical fumes. You can book it for a full day or a half day. The darkroom includes the following equipment:

  • 2 enlargers (35mm up to 5x4" negatives) with timers
  • Processing trays & tongs
  • safelights
  • Aircon / heating
  • Extraction fans (industry-standard)
  • A bluetooth speaker so you can bring your own playlist
  • Basic chemistry for B&W printing (developer, stop, fixer) & film processing
  • Processing tanks, drying cupboard (basic), neg sleeves if required
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The mobile darkroom is also available to move to your venue - the Tintype Traveller can be set up in any accessible and reasonably flat area. Preferably with access to a power point and an outdoor tap - however we do have a generator and on-board water storage with a pump if necessary. This darkroom is perfect for school excursions or artist retreats, or arts residencies. We also run photography workshops in both large format and wet-plate photography, as well as traditional black and white film processing and printing. If you would like any further information please get in touch with Sam or call 0414939768.

Here's a timelapse of the Tintype Traveller on location in the Flinders Ranges at a location workshop

Here's a video showing the darkroom exterior and interior - this was our first location excursion for the Shimmer Photography Biennale in 2016.

Booking Darkroom Hire (& tech support)

You can book darkroom hire directly from the link here . Once you click on the shopping cart, you will be able to select the date and time you would like, and the cost will update.


Darkroom Hire fees are::

Full Day (9am - 5pm) $65 + gst

Half Day (4 hours) $45 + gst


We look forward to supporting your analogue photography pursuits in the Tintype Traveller - if you have any questions or would like someone to take you through the film processing and printing process to teach you how to do it - please email Sam to discuss this - we are here to support, encourage and inspire you!