EVENT: Intrepid Studios to Host Three Free Open Days in November and December

By Molly Kate

On November 25th, December 2nd, and 9th, Intrepid Studios will be hosting open days for anyone interested in checking out their studio space and darkroom, trying out their cameras, or having a chat with the team and fellow enthusiasts. Opening times will be 10 am to 4 pm at Intrepid Studios, 11 Chapel Mews in Hove (BN3 1AR).

Free workshop tasters will run for both colour and black & white darkroom printing. To sign up, send an email to Intrepid via their contact page here (or at [email protected]) to make sure you get a spot.

Intrepid Camera is known for its large format and darkroom products but they also opened a studio space that is available for the community to use 7 days a week for up to 8 hours per day. Memberships are available for 3 months, 6 months, or on a residency basis but the space can also be hired out on a one-off basis. Along with the rentable darkroom and photo studio, they have a film scanning station!

Intrepid Studios Darkroom
Image via Intrepid Studios Website

The darkroom has four individual booths that are self-contained and stocked with all the equipment needed for printing except for paper and negatives. This includes a De Vere 504 Enlarger that can do both colour and black & white from 35mm, 120, or even 4×5 negatives. For first-timers, the Intrepid Studios team will walk you through everything needed to get started with the set-up but they also run group workshops for folks new to printing.

Intrepid Studios Film Scanning Station
Image via Intrepid Studios Website

At the film scanning station, you can use either an Epson Perfection V850 scanner for 35mm up to 8×10 or a Plustek OpticFilm 8200i SE scanner for 35mm that both hook into a 27″ iMac with Epson Scan loaded with Silverfast Ai software. There’s a lightbox for checking negatives that is available for darkroom users as well.

Intrepid Studios Photo Studio Space
Image via Intrepid Studios Website

If you are looking for an affordable photo studio to rent, Intrepid Studios is set up for full-day or half-day rentals. You’d find most things a studio could need including Godox continuous lighting and strobes, stands, modifiers, tripods, backdrops, polyboards, and either wireless or cable sync. You could also rent a large format Intrepid Camera to use in the studio.

The space sounds like a dream for any photography creative to take advantage of, especially if you are local to Hove. Find more information on Intrepid’s website here and don’t miss an open day!

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About The Author

By Molly Kate
Photographer, writer, and CPA currently running a Youtube channel called Eclectachrome. I'm a huge fan of shiny new objects which makes writing news a perfect fit. Favorite cameras are often mechanical rangefinders, folders, and compacts and I love most film stocks. I enjoy developing and scanning my own film as well as printing in the darkroom when there's extra time!
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