In order to use the studios and darkrooms members must first attend the appropriate Accreditation session. Accreditation provides a short introduction to the facility: the equipment, rules and tips. Accreditation is not a detailed training session. Accreditation is meant to give members the ins & outs of our particular equipment and facilities, not a step-by-step course on how to light a model, develop film or use Photoshop. Training workshops are run from time to time – check our Events page for info. Accreditation is FREE*.

Please note that if you allow your membership to lapse for more than 3 months after the expiry date, you will need to undergo re-accreditation in order to use the facilities.

Studio Accreditation

Studio accreditation sessions are held on Thursday morning at 10:15 am and should be booked in advance. To book a Thursday morning session phone Steve Ullathorne 07961 380969.

Alternately, you may also achieve Studio Accreditation by attending the Intro to Studio Workshop, a paid group evening event which runs monthly throughout the year. Please see the Studio Groups page for further info, and the Club Calendar for upcoming dates.

Darkroom Accreditation

Darkroom Accreditation is intended to introduce Members to the Camera Club Darkrooms and the equipment. It is also to ensure that you are familiar with the chemicals involved and does not include any tutition. To arrange Darkroom Accreditation you should email If you do not have internet access you can telephone the Duty Steward at the Club on 020 7587 1809 who will take your details.

Accreditation can also be arranged by attending one of the ‘Darkroom Skills and Techniques’ courses. If you are interested in learning more about darkroom techniques these courses run regularly. Dates and Times are listed on the Club website and shown on the Club Calendar or you can email if you have specific questions.