The Real Photography Company are a group of Bristol-based photographers, incorporated as a Community Interest Company since 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. Black and White Beginners Courses, Supported Darkroom Sessions, Cyanotype Printing and Pinhole Workshops, see our Events and Courses page for details and bookings.

Our funded projects include:

  • Chemistry Workshops with local schools, Cabot, Glenfrome, St Werburghs, St Barnabus and Evergreen, now taking place, funded by the Royal School of Chemistry.

  • Photo-Social Project 2019 - 20 bringing people together for a variety of workshops, talks, exhibitions and other events, funded by the Big Lottery,

  • Photography course, workshops and exhibition in 2019 - 20 for the Over 50's Inner City Photographers funded by Bristol Ageing Better,

  • School Science Project with five local primary schools 2018 - 19, funded by the Ogden Trust,

  • 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.

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.

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