Photography Studio and Darkroom

Photography Studio

The fully equipped, large photography studio is not only used for Tashkeel workshops but is also available for professional photo shoots. Photographers can create an extensive setup for their photo session with professional lighting, tripods, backdrops, reflectors, filters and various lighting solutions. An equipment rental service also meets the needs of practicing photographers and videographers. Advance booking of the photography studio is required.

Tashkeel members receive an allowance of up to 12 hours of free access per month to the Photography Studio depending on the tier of membership.

The Studio is also available for hire by non-members, starting from AED472.50. Please call/email Tashkeel for information and availability.

Studio Equipment List

Flash Units

Multiblitz Xenolux - 2 Nos
Multibliz Profilux - 2 Nos

Digital Camera

Nikon D5600
Nikon D750
Nikon D70
Nikon D100

Analogue Camera

Nikon F80
Diana F+ El Toro

Video Camera

Sony DCR-HC1000E
Sony DCR-VX2100E


Nikon 24mm, 50mm, 60mm, 28-105mm
3 piece filter kit, 58mm

Light Meter

Gossen Starlite


Durst M670


Nikon Speedlight SB800



Manfrotto Tripods

Boom stand
Light shaper
IR flash trigger

Combo video boom



The darkroom is not only used for Tashkeel workshops but is also available for private use.

The black and white darkroom contains all of the facilities necessary to meet the needs of practicing analogue photographers. It enables members to process film, to develop, enlarge and experiment with traditional black and white printing techniques. Chemistry and equipment are included in each visit. Various sizes of photographic papers are available for purchase.

Tashkeel members with darkroom experience enjoy free access to the darkroom. Those who wish to learn are encouraged to register on an upcoming workshop.

Non-members with darkroom experience may purchase a 15-visit bundle with a six-month validity at AED1,000+VAT. Please call/email Tashkeel.

In order for Tashkeel to confirm any booking, users must demonstrate an understanding of darkroom processes and procedures and are required to read the Darkroom Procedures PDF and complete a Booking Form (sending it to [email protected]). Any breakages will be charged to the user.

Darkroom Equipment List

1 Enlarger B3652

4 Enlargers B5920 (Durst M601 VC)

Contact sheet printers

Darkroom Easels (10x12, 14x18)

Darkroom timers

Developing tanks

Developing trays (A4, A3, A2)

Enlarger masks (35mm, 6x6, 6x7)

Film clips

Film grain magnifiers


Glass Chemical beakers

Measuring Jugs

Plastic concertina bottles