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A public darkroom serving New Jersey.  Located in Newark, we will offer classes for adults and teens and open darkroom hours.
A public darkroom serving New Jersey. Located in Newark, we will offer classes for adults and teens and open darkroom hours.
113 backers pledged $10,703 to help bring this project to life.

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    FSC member donation

    Attention Film Shooters Collective Members! Contribute towards naming an enlarger and a spot on the Obscura Wall of Fame! Exclusive to FSC members. Thank you so much for your support!

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    • Contribute to the official FSC sponsored enlarger
    • Contribute to the official FSC sponsored wall of fame plaque!
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    Obscura stickers, magnet, and button!

    Get stickers, a magnet, and a button! All items feature the Obscura Darkroom logo.

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    • Stickers, magnet, and button, all with the Obscura Darkroom logo!
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    Obscura Darkroom T-shirt

    How stylish! Wear your own Obscura Darkroom t-shirt! 100% cotton.

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    • 100% cotton
    • Sizes from S-3XL
    • Black t-shirt with yellow Obscura logo
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    Obscura Tote Bag

    Be the envy of all film photographers when you carry the Obscura Darkroom tote bag! Use it to haul your printing supplies to and from the darkroom!

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    • 100% cotton
    • 19" x 15" x 6"
    • White with black details, and the Obscura logo in yellow
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    Individual b/w film processing lesson 1h

    Extended through the end of the campaign... get an individual lesson in processing your b/w film! Bring your 35 mm, 120, or 4x5 film and you'll learn how to process step by step. You provide the film, we'll provide the rest... negative sleeves included!

    Includes:
    • Individualized attention
    • Private lesson
    • 1 hour lesson
    • Learn how to process 35mm, 120, or 4x5 b/w film
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    Obscura t-shirt swag bundle

    T-shirt, sticker, magnet, and button PLUS a special surprise bonus thrown in... could be a pen, could be a small handmade print of my choice, could be both, etc ... All items will have the Obscura logo on them.

    Includes:
    • 100% cotton
    • Sizes from S-3XL
    • T-shirt, sticker, magnet, and button
    • Special surprise bonus swag!
    • Black t-shirt with yellow Obscura logo
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    T-Shirt and Tote Bag Swag Bundle

    You'll be the best dressed film photographer with your very own Obscura t-shirt and tote bag! Additional goodies includes stickers, magnet, and button! Special surprise swag thrown in, because you're awesome!

    Includes:
    • Special surprise bonus swag!
    • T-shirt, tote bag, stickers, magnet, and button!
    • Tote Bag is a roomy 19" x 15" x 6"
    • T-shirt comes in S-3XL
    • T-shirt and tote bag are 100% cotton
    • Black t-shirt with yellow Obscura logo
    • White tote with black details, and the Obscura logo in yellow.
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    Individual B/W Darkroom lesson 2 hours

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! Get acquainted (or reacquainted) with the black and white darkroom! Individual lesson includes darkroom orientation. I will guide you step by step through your first print! 8x10 RC VC paper will be provided, all you need is a black and white negative!

    Includes:
    • Ages 18+
    • Learn basic darkroom skills
    • Gain confidence in the darkroom
    • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    • Individualized attention
    • 2 hour private lesson
    • 8x10 RC VC black and white paper provided
    • Just bring your negative!
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    Put your name on the Wall of Fame!

    Here's your chance to make a huge impact on Obscura Darkroom... and in return be immortalized on our Wall of Fame! Your name (and a brief quote if desired- family friendly of course) will be placed in a visible area for all to gaze upon. Backers at this level will also receive lots of Obscura swag... and our eternal gratitude.

    Includes:
    • Special surprise bonus swag!
    • Plaque with your name or favorite saying...
    • Join our Wall of Fame!
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    1 month membership

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! Purchase a one month membership now for Obscura Darkroom, and save $25. Membership includes unlimited use of darkroom facilities during business hours, dedicated storage space for your printing supplies, and best of all, opportunities to participate in members' only gallery shows! Try it out!

    Includes:
    • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    • Facilities orientation included in membership
    • Dedicated and secure storage space for your darkroom supplies
    • Opportunities to participate in members only gallery shows
    • Unlimited use of darkroom facilities during business hours
    • 1 month membership at Obscura Darkroom
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    Hand printed 8x8 photo image 1 of 5

    Receive a hand printed black and white gelatin silver print by Jennifer Zehner. 8x8, ready to be framed. Image 1 of 5 "Catch the Ball." Limited edition of 10.

    Includes:
    • Hand printed gelatin silver print
    • 8x8 unframed print
    • Image 1 of 5 "Catch the Ball"
    • Black and white photograph
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    Hand printed 8x8 photo image 2 of 5

    Receive a hand printed black and white gelatin silver print by Jennifer Zehner. 8x8, ready to be framed. Image 2 of 5 "Random Chair: Asbury Park" Limited edition of 10.

    Includes:
    • Hand printed gelatin silver print
    • 8x8 unframed print
    • Black and white photograph
    • Image 2 of 5 "Random Chair: Asbury Park"
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    Hand printed 8x8 photo image 3 of 5

    Receive a hand printed black and white gelatin silver print by Jennifer Zehner. 8x8, ready to be framed. Image 3 of 5 "Leaf in Hand." Limited edition of 10.

    Includes:
    • Hand printed gelatin silver print
    • 8x8 unframed print
    • Black and white photograph
    • Image 3 of 5: "Leaf in Hand"
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    Hand printed 8x8 photo image 4 of 5

    Receive a hand printed black and white gelatin silver print by Jennifer Zehner. 8x8, ready to be framed. Image 4 of 5 "St. Mark's NYC." Limited edition of 10.

    Includes:
    • Hand printed gelatin silver print
    • 8x8 unframed print
    • Black and white photograph
    • Image 4 of 5 "St. Mark's NYC"
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    Hand printed 8x8 photo image 5 of 5

    Receive a hand printed black and white gelatin silver print by Jennifer Zehner. 8x8, ready to be framed. Image 5 of 5 "High Line Walkers NYC." Limited edition of 10.

    Includes:
    • Hand printed gelatin silver print
    • 8x8 unframed print
    • Black and white photograph
    • Image 5 of 5 "High Line Walkers NYC"
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    Name an Enlarger!

    You read that right... you can name an enlarger in the Obscura Darkroom! We'll put up a plaque with your name, the enlarger's name, a nickname, or an inspiring quote of your choice... family friendly of course.

    Includes:
    • Special surprise bonus swag!
    • Plaque with your name or favorite saying...
    • Sponsor one of 10 enlargers...
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    Group B/W Darkroom Crash Course 4 hrs

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!! Save $50 by registering now! Learn how to use a darkroom. This group crash course will teach you how to develop b/w film, use darkroom equipment, and how to print your photographs. It's like boot camp, except it's fun! Each session is limited to 6 participants, so you will be sure to receive individual attention. Just bring at least one roll of b/w film to develop, and the photo paper of your choice... let Obscura handle the rest!

    Includes:
    • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    • Gain confidence in the darkroom
    • Learn basic darkroom skills
    • Small class size guarantees individual attention
    • 4 hour group class on film processing and darkroom skills
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    Film Closet Dedication

    Ever wanted a really small room named after you? Now's your chance! For $300 you can have our film closet named in your honor. There will be a plaque with your name, an alias, or a quote (family friendly of course) picked by YOU! There will only be one film closet, so act fast! Bonus Obscura swag included.

    Includes:
    • Special surprise bonus swag!
    • Plaque with your name or favorite saying...
    • Name our film closet!
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    3 month membership (over 15% discount!)

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 10 PEOPLE!! Pre-purchase a 3 month membership. Membership is usually $150/month, so you get a discount by beating the rush! Membership includes unlimited use of facilities during business hours, opportunities to participate in members only gallery shows, dedicated storage space for your printing supplies, and a facilities orientation.

    Includes:
    • 3 month membership at Obscura Darkroom (a $450 value)
    • Unlimited use of darkroom facilities during business hours
    • Opportunities to participate in members only gallery shows
    • Facilities orientation included in membership
    • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    • Dedicated and secure storage space for your darkroom supplies
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    3 month membership and SOLO gallery show

    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!! AVAILABLE TO THE FIRST 5 PEOPLE!! Pre-purchase a 3 month membership, and as a thank you, receive a discount on membership AND get a SOLO gallery show for your photographs! Includes an opening night event at Obscura Darkroom, gallery space reserved for your photographs for a month, and an opportunity to sell your work! Shows will be reserved in the order in which the memberships are received, starting January 2019, and rotating monthly. Membership includes unlimited use of darkroom facilities during business hours, and opportunities to participate in group shows. Membership is usually $150/month, so not only do you get a discount... by purchasing in advance you also guarantee gallery space reserved just for you!

    Includes:
    • 3 month membership at Obscura Darkroom (a $450 value)
    • Unlimited use of darkroom facilities during business hours
    • Opportunities to participate in members only gallery shows
    • One month SOLO gallery show for your photographs
    • Opening night event at Obscura Darkroom
    • Facilities orientation included in membership
    • EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
    • Dedicated and secure storage space for your darkroom supplies
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    Angel Level Donation Only

    Donation only.

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