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Not Dead Darkroom

Not Dead Darkroom is Kelowna’s community darkroom and analogue photography source. After working for years as photographers in the fast-paced digital world, we decided to slow down and return to our roots. This is a place to share, teach and experience the simple joys of analogue... Not Dead Darkroom is committed to keeping alive the slow practice of connecting people to the individual moments and places of our world; through the the lens and light and sliver of film photography.
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Our Services

General Appointment at Not Dead Darkroom
Book your next visit with us at Not Dead Darkroom to pick up some hand rolled black and white 35mm film, develop your own film, or have us develop and scan it for you, and so much more! (general appointments are booked in blocks of up to half an hour each)
Full-Service Film Developing (drop-off)
Not Dead Darkroom is proud to offer Kelowna’s only on-site true black and white same-day film developing. No more giving your film to a store that sends it away for two weeks. We offer true traditional black and white film developing done for you by hand and ready to pick up the same day you drop it off! We’ll even digitize the files for you with our add-on scanning options so you can save, post and share that analogue goodness all over the internet!
Self-Serve Film Developing
Like getting your own hands into your film? Not Dead Darkroom is offering you the full film lab experience. Bring in your film, do it yourself and save time and money! Photographers have been developing their own film for centuries, getting to literally have your hand at this crucial part of the process is one of analogue photography’s greatest joys; and it’s surprisingly easy to master! Never done it by yourself before? No problem, grab an espresso (or tea) on us and we’ll sit down and show you how for free, it’s that easy)! Book an appointment and bring in your film, any B&W film, and DEVELOP IT YOURSELF we’ve got tanks for 135, 120, even 110!
Private Lesson
Get a one-on-one private 1 hour session tailored to your needs. Focus on a specific aspect of black and white film photography, or get a broader lesson, the choice is up to you. All necessary equipment and resources will br provided, or feel free to bring your own. You shoot, we’ll bring the espresso (or tea)!
SLR Camera Kit Rental pick-up/drop-off
Book out one of our pre-curated personal favourite 35mm SLR camera kits and try your hand at this old craft with some of its finest tools! We’ll even give you a free tutorial on any of these easy-to-use professional grade film cameras so you can be shooting on them like a pro in no time!
Darkroom Enlarger Usage (booked by the hour)
Darkroom time cards can be purchased in person at the time of your booking, or in advance online at and picked up next time you visit us. Please add 1 hour for every hour you wish to use the darkroom.
Private Group Lesson
Get a private lesson for you and a friend, or a group of your friends, all focused on diving deeper into the world of B&W 35mm film photography! Private group lessons are $50 per participant, per hour.

Our Staff

Shimshon Obadia