Imperial College Photographic Society

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We have a fully stocked darkroom with paper, chemicals and all the necessary equipment to develop and print. We also run tutorials for those who want to learn how to develop film and print. More information is available on the darkroom section of the website. There is also a dedicated Facebook group, where you can discuss anything darkroom related.


We are a well-equipped society, and we allow all our members to borrow our many cameras, lenses, flashes, lighting, tripods and other equipment. We also have access to a studio next to the darkroom, along with backdrops and strobe studio lighting.

Visit the equipment page to find out more, and fill in the borrowing request form if you want to borrow anything.

Event photography

If you’re a member looking to photograph events, check out our Event Photography Facebook group for opportunities.

If you’re running an event or club/society and want a photographer, send us an email and we will get back to you to discuss details.

Please see the events page for more details.


You can join PhotoSoc by going to the Union website and buying membership, which costs £6. From the website you can also buy darkroom access for £10.


PhotoSoc runs several exhibitions each year, including the Annual Photosoc Exhibition and ARTSFEST collaborative exhibitions.

Thanks to large-format print supplier Display Wizard for providing free banner stands for our exhibitions and freshers’ fair stall.