The Real Photography Company are a group of Bristol-based photographers, incorporated as a Community Interest Company in July 2017. We revive and refresh traditional photography, and introduce new audiences to the wonders of optical science, silver and light.
We provide inspirational courses, workshops, events and exhibitions open to the public; eg. Darkroom Beginners Courses, Supported Darkroom Sessions, Cyanotype Printing and Pinhole Workshops, see our Events and Courses page for details and bookings.
Our funded projects include:
My St Pauls Community Photography Project, 2018 - 19 funded by Bristol City Council, working with local groups including Over 50's, refugees and asylum seekers and people recovering from addictions.
School Science Project with five local primary schools 2018 - 19, funded by the Ogden Trust,
Photography course and workshops in 2019 - 20 for the Over 50's Inner City Photographers funded by Bristol Ageing Better,
Photo-Social Project 2019 - 20 bringing people together for a variety of workshops, events and exhibitions, funded by the Big Lottery,
Chemistry Workshops with local schools coming up in Spring 2020 funded by the Royal School of Chemistry.
More info in our Projects section.
Our spacious, well-equipped accessible darkrooms are located at St Pauls Learning Centre in the heart of Bristol. St Pauls Darkrooms are open 7 days a week, available for individual or group hire, with free inductions and a low cost membership scheme.
Find out more on our Darkrooms page.