Belfast Exposed


2nd Feb - 25th Mar

Futures Curator Award: Nothing But A Curtain

Belfast Exposed presents a  journey along the former Iron Curtain from Polish-born documentary photographer Zula Rabikowska,...

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1st Dec - 25th Feb

Street View: Chad Alexander

From December 2022, Belfast Exposed is proud to be sharing a range of work by Chad Alexander via our Street View installation...

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24th May - 25th May

Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022

Belfast Exposed is proud to present The Belfast Exposed Photography Academy Showcase 2022, an exhibition featuring work from ...

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14th Oct - 25th Nov

Looking Through Our Eyes

Belfast Exposed present a photographic exhibition exploring the theme of portraits by a group of individuals who have an acqu...

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Darkroom Hire





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About The Course

Our Darkroom is available to hire. It is accessible to all, from Monday to Saturday, from 10am-5pm. Before booking, participants must either have prior darkroom experience; be a past-participant of our 'Film Photography' courses; or have completed our 'Darkroom Induction'.

The time and date of the darkroom hire will be decided by the participant. If you would like to hire the darkroom, please contact

The cost to hire the darkroom is £10 per hour. If you require a 'Darkroom Induction', this will cost an extra £10, and can be completed within 30 minutes. Participants can decide whether to do the induction immediately before the hire, or it can be completed on a separate date prior to the hire booking.

What you will need
  • We provide all of the darkroom chemicals. The participant must bring their own film/negatives/paper.
  • Before booking, the participant must have at least one of the following:
    • The participant has prior darkroom experience.
    • The participant has completed one of our 'Film Photography' courses.
    • The participant has completed our 'Darkroom Induction'.
What you will learn
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For more information contact Conor at

Course Structure

We have 30 years experience delivering practical training courses enabling students to develop and grow as photographers. Our photography training structure has 4 stages, where students progress through each stage, developing their skills and understanding of photography. Participants may begin their journey at any stage.

We also offer one-day specialist Focus On workshops. Alternatively, if you would like a Bespoke training course, we can create a one-to-one training experience for you.

Stage 1 is an introduction to digital photography, designed both for beginners and those wishing to refresh previous knowledge.

Stage 2 is for those who want to further develop their knowledge and practice of photography, and provides the opportunity to have your work reviewed by one of the Belfast Exposed tutors.

Stage 3 will help you develop your personal style, confidence and technique, by experimenting with a number of specialist themes and practices. We offer Stage 3 courses specialising in Street, Portrait, Landscape and Documentary photography. your work reviewed by one of the Belfast Exposed tutors.

Stage 4 is an extensive, advanced level course designed for photographers with a keen interest in moving into a career or education in photography.