Camera Darkroom (formerly Bright Rooms) is a darkroom in Peckham, London, run by photographer and film-maker Dan Fontanelli. Unique to London, Camera Darkroom Specialises in private analogue photography workshops for individuals or small groups of up to four friends or family offering a highly personal experience focused on the needs of the participants.

Recognising that the future of analogue photography lies in practitioners making a living from their work, Camera Darkroom is focused on teaching the aspects of analogue that can make it truly unique to the photographer / artist and techniques that make the darkroom print so special.

The Workshops

Workshops include B&W film developing, B&W darkroom printing, 35mm camera use and medium format camera use. We also build bespoke workshops and organise special day photography events for small groups and couples, so don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have something particular in mind!

All workshops are run at a time to suit the participant so simply book via the website and then get in touch with a few suitable dates and your workshop will be organised.

When you buy a workshop you also purchase a tree to plant on the Camera Darkroom grove helping re-wild the Scottish highlands.


1) Out of Peckham Rye Station turn left on Rye Lane. 

2) Look for the PeckhamPlex Cinema approx. 100m on your right.

3) Walk towards the cinema then turn right and walk down the pathway beside the building until you see the door with Peckham Levels logo on it.

4) Walk up to the 5th floor and you’ll be collected by the entrance. (lift and disabled access is also available)

Opening Hours:

Darkroom: We run very flexible hours according to when workshops are running and / or the darkroom has bookings. You need to book your session prior to arrival.

Visiting: If you want to visit please email us and we’ll arrange a time.

All enquiries: hello@cameradarkroom.com

Dan Fontanelli – Owner




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