The Dublin Camera Club is headquartered in a dedicated three storey premises in Lower Camden Street, which provides two fully equipped darkrooms, a fully equipped studio and an exhibition gallery.
The club has two fully equipped darkrooms which members may use once the probationary period of membership has been completed. The main darkroom is equipped for both colour and black & white, with 35mm and medium format enlargers, while the smaller room has a single black & white enlarger capable of modification for medium format. Both darkrooms carry a full range of ancillary equipment so that members only need paper, chemicals, negatives and...patience!
The club boasts a fully-equipped Studio on the top floor, which has backdrops, lights soft-boxes, reflectors and remotes for booking by any member for non-commercial work. The studio is fully equipped with Bowens flash units and ancilliaries. A variety of background materials are also available. Members must attend a studio introductory course and have a basic competence of using studio
equipment before using the studio.
The ground floor meeting room of the headquarters doubles as the Dublin Photographic Centre Gallery. As well as providing a showcase for the best work of the members of the club, the club extends invitations to the best national and international fine art photographers to exhibit. Exhibitions normally run for a period of four to six weeks and the gallery opens on Saturdays from 11am to 5pm and, whenever possible, on weekdays during the summer months.
Dublin Camera Club can boast gallery space which can display 30 framed 20”x16” images on the walls, as well as images in the window. This space doubles as the clubs meeting room which can seat 50 people comfortably, display digital images via the calibrated projector, or display twenty 20”x16” prints on the bespoke panels
The club hosts numerous workshops throughout the year, where members pass-on their expertise to other members.
The Novice Workshop is held each second Monday evening at 7:30. Members submit images on a theme which are critiqued and sometimes adjusted in Photoshop to illustrate a point. For the first-time ever in the history of the club, the Novices put on their own exhibition early in 2016. Periodically, the club also hosts a Photoshop workshops which are usually aimed at beginners and intermediate users.From time-to-time, the club will host other educational workshops