Studio
&
Darkroom

Studio and Darkroom Hire

Studio hire at Platform3

Our fully equipped studio is available for hire on an hourly [min 2 hours], Half day, or Full day basis. We have a total of 6 Elinchrom flash heads with a large variety of light modifiers including, Octobox softbox, beauty dish, brollies, snoots etc. A selection of white and coloured roll-down backdrops are available along with some natural walls and some painted brick pillars. Total length of the studio is approx 30ft and width is just over 14ft. At the window end of the studio shooting can be done in two directions either using a raised planked area or the lower sheet floored area.

Darkroom hire at Platform3

Our fully equipped darkroom is available for hire on an hourly[min 2 hours], half daily or daily basis by appointment.
The darkroom has all facilities for Black and White film developing and printing.
Our Enlargers can cater for film formats of 35mm up to 6x6cm and we will hopefully be adding a larger format enlarger soon. All enlargers are equipped with top quality enlarging lenses, easels, and focus finders.
Developing trays and washing facilities up to 16×12 are available for both RC and FB paper.
Chemistry for developing film and prints is included in the rental price but printing paper must be supplied by the user or will be charged by usage.

The darkroom may also be used for Wet Plate Collodion with full facilities and Alternative and Vintage print making and we have a UV light box available for this. Papers and chemistry for these processes should be provided by user but may be provided by Platform3photo where possible for an appropriate charge.

“I have been using Platfrom3photo regularly for the best part of a year now. Mike and Dave have set up a top class studio for both photography and videography right in the city centre. I couldn’t reccomend them highly enough” Luke Kelly-Wilmot

“I have rented the darkroom a few times and it has always been a great experience.Mike is always nearby to give a helping hand and always help set me up with what ever I need for the day. Such a great service !”                  Katie Ni Bhriain

Studio hire rates

Studio Hire Rates:
2 Hours [min booking] – €75.00
Half day [4 hours] – €140.00 – This can be any 4 hour period during the day subject to availability
Full day – €250.00
Regular users may avail of a discount on these rates by agreement with management.

A half-hour set up time will be allowed before your session begins.
Assistance with lighting set ups can be provided for an agreed fee. Please enquire when booking!!

Booking is essential for all studio hire

Darkroom hire rates

Darkroom hire is by appointment only as we do not attend the premises every day!!
Darkroom hire is €40.00 for the first two hours and €10.00 per hour after this – All chemistry is provided but users provide their own paper. Paper can be provided at a cost per sheet rate.
Booking is essential at all time