Join the community

photo access is a non-profit incorporated association with a diverse community of over 300 members, including photographers, photo-media artists, curators, scholars and image enthusiasts of all levels of experience. If you’re interested in building your photographic skills, developing your creative talents, accessing making facilities or finding friends who share your passion for photography, then we invite you to apply for a membership now!

Apply here for a photo access Annual Membership

Account perks

For a low annual rate of $60, and $45 for concession, a photo access account is full of benefits, including:

Access to our state-of-the-art darkroom facilities to unleash your creativity in an environment equipped with enlargers and chemistry for developing and printing your own photographs (darkroom pass required);

Free access to our light-protected film processing room equipped with Patterson tanks, equipment and chemistry for black & white film developing, this dedicated space is designed specifically for the film processing experience;

At no extra cost use our Members’ digital imaging suite, including Mac computers and Epson scanners to digitise your negatives and slides, with PhotoShop and Lightroom also installed for all your editing needs;

Access to our extensive and diverse collection of photo books showcasing the work of world renowned photographers, as well as instructional how-to books for analogue and digital photography techniques and methods;

All your studio film needs are covered with convenient daily and weekly hire rates on top-notch equipment. Elevate your projects with our extensive range, including analogue film cameras, DSLR cameras, lenses, studio lighting kits, as well as paper and fabric backdrops;

Elevate your skills, unleash your creativity, and connect with fellow enthusiasts through our hands-on and informative workshops with a 5% discount across all of our workshop offerings;

Receive 10% off Ilford products in our shop including film and photo paper

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45 90 Framing + Gallery

20% discount on framing services by 45 90 Framing in Kingston

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10% discount on printing services by Lucent Imaging in Fyshwick

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10% discount (7.5% for card transactions) from Paperchain in Manuka

On-going technical support, creative advice and mentoring (either face-to-face or online) from our experienced staff team;

Take an active role in the future of photo access with a vote in the Annual General Meeting to nominate and vote for new board members.

Receive our monthly newsletter, with invitations to up-coming exhibition openings, forthcoming workshops and our diverse program of photo-media conversations, tours and call-out opportunities.