A place for photo enthusiasts

We are a community of photography lovers based in the West End, Vancouver. Primarily an analog collective we also offer a community darkroom in the West End Community Centre.

If you are looking for a place to explore your photography, share tips and tricks with other photographers, or develop and print your black and white film then join the West End Photography Club.

The club has a fully equipped darkroom available to members on an hourly basis. In addition members meet on a monthly basis to share their work and explore darkroom and photography techniques.

Our location:

870 Denman StVancouver, BC V6G 2L8


How to become a member

  • Show proof of recent training and/or experience in the darkroom.  It is critical that everyone using this shared darkroom has the skills and knowledge to keep the space safe and functioning well.  
  • If you do not have recent experience/training you will need to take an introductory darkroom course. Some of the facilities that offer refresher or introductory courses that we encourage are: Langara College, Emily Carr, West End Community Centre, and also private tutoring from known and qualified photographers such as Benjamin Poulton (www.benjaminpoulton.com)
  • Attend an Orientation Session given by the club in order to become familiar with the West End Photographic Society rules, expectations, and the darkroom itself.
  • Purchase an Annual Membership.  The membership helps cover administration costs such as website and domain and society fees, as well as darkroom equipment, repairs, and improvements. ($36 per annum)
  • Purchase a darkroom time card to gain access to the darkroom. ($30 for a 15 hour card)
  • Once you have bought some darkroom time you will need to reserve a time slot.

Complete this form to join us!


January monthly meeting minutes can be found here.

Current members can still signup to be featured in the West End Community Centre display. Please fill out the contact form if you are interested and someone will be in touch.

Current members can also be featured on our Instagram page and in the “Gallery” section of our website. Please fill out the contact form if you are interested.

Upcoming community events include: