Learn how to make 2 different types of perfect bound books – one with a soft cover and one with a hard cover, both without complicated or expensive equipment. Materials will be provided, but please feel free to bring along any of your own that you’d like to work with. Not just for photographers – You will learn how to make a soft cover and a hard cover for your book using card and book-cloth and explore a variety of style options you could use. By the end of the day you will leave with 2 finished photo books and lots of ideas to use for your own projects. Workshop is led by artist Marion Archibald from the Old Printing Works. A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Marion incorporates photography, print-making, found objects, artist books and small-scale sculptures into her practice.

£80 All materials included. This workshop can be booked through Eventbrite here:

Saturday January 25th 2020, 10am – 4pm


Get to know your camera better – whether it’s a new digital camera, or an old analogue camera – this relaxed afternoon session will take you through the controls, menus, buttons and numbers that unlock your camera’s creative possibilities.

You will learn how to get the most out of your digital or analogue camera, including manual and automatic controls. Open to non-members.

Sunday February 9th 2020, 1 – 4pm

£35 No previous photography experience necessary. This workshop can be booked through EventBrite HERE. Spaces are limited to five, so book soon! 

3 hour session. Bring your camera!



Everything you need to know to get started in black and white analogue photography – in one day! Learn to shoot, develop and print 35mm black and white film at the Inverness Darkroom. Cameras are available for use – or bring your own. OVER TWO EVENINGS.

Wednesday and Thursday evening Feb 26 + 27, 7-9:30pm Purchase Wednesday’s ticket and Thursday is included.

£80 All materials supplied. No experience necessary. This workshop can be booked through EventBrite HERE. One ticket is for both evenings!



Learn about the simple chemistry involved in one of the earliest 19th century photographic processes, to make beautiful rich blue prints – without a camera!



Pinhole photography is a long known way to make photographic images without the use of a lens.

WORLD PINHOLE DAY Sunday April 26th 2020

Members only nights:

Tuesday evenings ongoing, 7 – 9PM,  £2 donation per session – no registration required

AND new for 2020: Member Days 1st Tuesday of each month – from 1-4 pm.

Evenings (and an afternoon) in the Darkroom with Matt 

Meet up with Matt Sillars on Tuesday evenings in the Darkroom from 7-9pm. These supervised darkroom sessions are for sharing tips and tricks and getting feedback on your photographs and prints. Social and productive!

Can’t make it over in the evening? First Tuesday of the month there’s an extra supervised session in the afternoon from 1-4pm.

All chemistry is provided. £2 donation gratefully accepted. Paper will be available to purchase – by the sheet!! Any level of darkroom skill welcome, including those in need of a refresher, or just starting out. Note: You must be a current member of the Inverness Darkroom.