This DarkroomDave website has free hints, tips and general advice for photographers using film cameras and making black and white prints in a traditional darkroom.

Tutorials and other information on black and white photography using film and darkroom printing are just a click away. Read the latest news, find out more about the site or Darkroom Dave himself.

Private darkroom and photography courses are available, customised to your own dates and requirements. Find out more…

Covid-19 Note: Due to Covid-19 we are not running landscape photography courses or darkroom workshops at the moment. We were hoping to resume running courses and workshops once lockdown restrictions in the UK were lifted in July 2021 but the number of new cases reported daily is so high that we are still waiting until it is safe to run them (I have chronic asthma so am being more cautious as a result). If you would like to be added to the waiting list please send me an email (see contact page). We will contact you and agree dates in the order in which we are asked to add details to the list.

If you are interested in the equipment that I use see the Kit page. I have also uploaded lots of pdf files of original manuals and brochures for all sorts of equipment, films and papers to the Kit page too. These include DeVere and Durst enlarger manuals and brochures, most Ilford equipment manuals such as the MG500 enlarger head, Ilford film, paper and chemicals technical information, Sekonic light meter manuals/brochures and more.

My photographs are available to buy as darkroom prints from my Gallery website DaveButcher.co.uk Here are a few of the images currently available. There are around 1700 images in total across cities and landscapes in the UK and around the world. Enjoy browsing! Click the link or the DaveButcher logo.