We have answered a range of frequently asked questions below. If you have a question not covered, please contact us.

Membership is open to students and staff currently on the books of Trinity College Dublin and to Alumni of Trinity College Dublin who can proof they were a member of the society during their time in TCD

If you are interested in signing up for membership please visit trinitysocietieshub.com, log in with your TCD email account and search for DUPA under Arts and Culture. Membership is valid for the current session and costs €3. 

Join DUPA to access a range of resources and a fantastic community of enthusiasts. We offer classes, workshops, exhibitions, photowalks, trips, equipment and much more. See here for details.

Yes, we have a committee room in the Atrium. See location details here.

We hold an Annual General Meeting in Hilary term to elect the committee for the following session. At least seven days notice will be given once an AGM has been scheduled. An EGM may be called during the year if a vacancy arises. 

Members receive a weekly email on Monday evenings outlining events for the following week. We also advertise events on our Instagram page and by posters throughout campus. A listing of upcoming events is available on the Events page.

The equipment available for rental and the rental procedure are available on the equipment page.

You can see the equipment available in our rental stock on the equipment page.

Unfortunately we cannot facilitate ad-hoc equipment rental requests. Ensure to book your equipment with plenty of time as bookings made with less than 48 hours notice generally do not get fulfilled. Pre-booking of equipment is essential.

Yes, we have made available all the lecture notes on the Classes page.

Full details on darkroom access are here. You must book use of the darkroom online in advance. In particular, please note the rules pertaining to darkroom use.

We stock the darkrooms with a limited supply of paper and chemicals but feel free to bring your own resources. A fair usage policy applies to our supplies, so depending on your project, resource consumption or usage frequency, the Darkroom Officer may ask you to supply your own materials. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us!

During term, you can email lab@dupa.ie and enquire about processing times. Black & White processing typically can be done as fast as 24 hours. Color development will depend on the chemistry supply. 


Outside of term, when our darkrooms are closed, we recommend dropping your film at John Gunn Camera Shop on Wexford Street. They can process B&W and Color film in 35mm and 120 size. See here for latest pricing. Remember to mention you are a DUPA member for 10% off film processing!


Yes, the Atrium darkroom is equipped with a scanner and computer for scanning film. Details on booking the darkroom are available here and instructions to use the scanner are coming soon.

We are currently working with a few film manufacturers/suppliers to provide us with film and other photographic supplies. When we have products available, we will make an announcement.  


For now, those who come on the annual trip will receive a free roll of film! Or if you ask nicely, the darkroom officer might have some extra film lying around…

DUPA is a firm believer in making photography (film and digital) as financially accessible to our students. We offer free equipment rentals and other resources that can help you get started with photography. 

For film shooters, we are working on supplying our members with subsidized/low-cost film stock in color and B&W so that everyone can enjoy shooting film without worry. 

Sure, we know lots of great photographers with event experience. Contact us for details, be sure to include full details on your event. We strongly advocate the fair payment of photographers for their service. 

We will still answer you! Contact us!