BAPhL – Büchsenhausen Analog Photo Lab

The Büchsenhausen Analog Photo Lab (BAPhL) provides equipment, a darkroom, and the materials to process black-and-white and color film photography from negative development to medium-size paper prints in black and white or color. (The equipment for making color prints is in preparation). Thus we provide in Büchsenhausen a unique offer in Innsbruck for artists as well as ambitious analog photography enthusiasts!



The BAPhL is equipped with all necessary utensils, machines, and chemistry for the development of black and white films as well as exposure and development of paper prints.

Film development:

All film formats from 35mm film to medium and large format film (up to 4×5) can be developed in black and white as well as in color and also reversal films (slide films).

Prints of B&W negatives:

  • 35mm film
  • medium format film (6×4.5, 6×6, 6×7)
  • large format film (4×5)

The BAPhL is equipped with three enlargers:

  • Kaiser System-V VPM 9005 Multigrade for B&W prints of 35mm film processed in split grade
  • Durst Laborator 138 for B&W prints of medium and large formats processed in split grade
  • Kaiser VCP 3500 Professional Color for color and B&W prints of 35mm film

Other equipment:

The large washbasin can be used for washing negatives in the developing tank as well as paper in the tray.

In the laboratory of the Künstlerhaus (large room on the 1st floor), there is a JOBO CPP2 machine with lift, which can be used for developing color negatives or color prints. This machine can also be used upon reservation. Without exception, it can only be used after a detailed introduction or after participation in a half-day workshop!


The BAPhL is only available upon reservation!

To be able to use the BAPhL, you must have participated in a short introductory course (if you have previous experience) or in a basic workshop (description see below). If you are interested, please contact baphl[at]

You can either purchase chemistry, paper, and films from us or bring them with you. Unfortunately, it is not possible to store paper or chemistry in the photo lab!


Analog black and white photography (BASIC WORKSHOP):
2 days
max. 8 participants

The workshop is designed for people with little or no experience and who would like to shoot on film, develop films and make prints.

Day 1:
Getting to know the camera, taking photographs, developing
black and white films

Day 2:
Making prints

Please bring your own analog camera (35 mm or medium format). We also have a limited number of cameras on site that you can use.
Please bring a black and white film or buy it from us at cost price.

Fee: 80 €

NEXT DATE: 25 – 26 February 2023
Registration: baphl[at]

Introduction to the new photo lab (ADVANCED WORKSHOP):
max. 6 participants

This workshop is designed for people who have already worked with analog film.
After a presentation of the lab and equipment, you can develop your own films and/or make prints from your own negatives.

Attention: B&W ONLY! Color workshops are in planning.

Fee: 50 €


An annual fee of EUR 70,00 (members of the Tiroler Künstler:innenschaft: EUR 60,00) must be paid to Künstlerhaus Büchsenhausen for using the BAPhL.

Basic workshop (2 days): 80 €

Advanced workshop (half day): 50 €

Price list chemistry/paper: upon request