Dave Butcher Darkroom Enlargers in Safelight

Private Courses

We can run a private, bespoke course based around your own needs. Darkroom masterclass, beginner’s course on landscape photography, a mix of shooting and processing…anything.

We’ll provide equipment and materials.

Just fill in your requirements below, including preferred dates, and we’ll get back to you with a price.

For information, for film photography in the Peak District where we live, or a darkroom workshop it is £300 for one day, £500 for 2 days.

For photography courses in the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Northumberland or Glen Coe we can quote for these.

I can also run a 2 day course where we go out so that you take landscape photographs in the surrounding Peak District National Park with a film camera and then process the films on the first day. On the second day we make the contact prints of the previous days films followed by printing your negatives from those films and any others you have brought with you. This costs £500.

Our prices for private courses are per day not per person. If you want to bring someone else along it’s a good way to split the cost. I will take up to 2 people on darkroom workshops and up to 3 on photo courses.


Send me an email with details of what you are interested in doing and we can sort it from there.

Due to Dave’s busy schedule, not all days are free. Please give us your preferred dates in the form below (they don’t have to be consecutive) and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

If you want to see if Dave’s availability matches yours he publishes his calendar online.