VALE OF YORK DARKROOMS  opened in April of 2010. It is run by Peter Heaton, a Lecturer and Artist with over twenty five years experience of working in the photographic medium. 

Recent years have seen a tremendous rise in digital photography, but there is still a keen and growing interest in the art of traditional ‘film based’ photography, especially the ‘classic’ look and feel of black and white images. The art of dark room/chemical developing and printing calls for a far more involved and personal interaction to produce an end result.

It is a process with the emphasis firmly on a mix of creative and technical skills; a process which is often said to have something magical about it, and which rewards the time an attention spent on it with a feeling of satisfaction and achievement.





Cattle and castle.


The darkrooms offer a varied range of Black and White photographic courses throughout the year. These are suitable for beginners through to the more experienced photographer, and cover traditional and experimental techniques.

The black and white darkroom is also available for hire to both groups and individuals.


Vale of York Darkrooms

Home Farm
Mill Lane
North Yorkshire
YO61 1NG  

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