The Darkroom Underground Magazine is your analog photography periodical produced on a quarterly basis serving photographers and readers worldwide.  

Subscribe today and start receiving new editions in PDF format every Jan 1, April 1, July 1, October 1.  

When you subscribe, you always get immediate access to the latest release and then all future editions with your subscription.  

Check out the July Edition to get an idea of the incredible content we have from some of the top names in analog photography today.  


"Congratulations on your accomplishment!  You, the other authors, and team members now have something to celebrate.  I'm flying from Vermont to Seattle soon, so "Vol 1, No 1" is on the top of my reading list on my iPad - I'm forcing myself to wait..." Phil Gingrow

"Wow! Wonderful effort. What a great collection of articles and contributors. I think you’ve made it difficult to top yourself next time." Donald Stark 

"Tim, Congratulations!. Although my standards are quite high. I must say that you have exceeded them with your first edition."  Jim Boice

"Congratulations on an excellent first issue of Darkroom Underground Magazine Tim - all 82 pages of it.  I am very pleased to have been part of it. It addresses a wide range of interests aimed at different levels and I thoroughly enjoyed it." Tim Rudman 

"Tim, very well done!  I am honored to be part of this."  Jon Paul 

"Received the Darkroom Underground Magazine.  Outstanding!  The articles and images are really beautifully done.  I can appreciate the effort you put into making it so beautiful. Thanks.  Looking forward to future editions." Frank Baudino

"Hi Tim, I just subscribed to the Darkroom Underground and it is really helpful already (read the article about how to test film with a step wedge and figured out where I always failed miserably) This magazine is a God send for photographers. I mean it. This will improve how I photograph.” Marc Lemaire

You can also purchase archived editions.  


Join us in our Public Darkroom Underground Facebook Group and become part of the conversation.  Share in your darkroom fun with us and network with other darkroom photographers.  


The focus of The Darkroom Underground publication is rooted in art, imagination, and brought to life through the creative souls that share their most personal thoughts and experiences.  

Photography has evolved over the last 175 years to a place that the 19th and 20th-century photographers could have never imagined.  In spite of the proliferation of technology and digitalization of just about every area of modern life, people still have a strong desire to create handmade artwork in the darkroom.  Photographers that have only used digital gear are discovering the joys and mysteries of darkroom photography.  

The Darkroom Underground publishes a balance of technical and creative articles in every issue along with featured photographers and their portfolios. 

We are pleased to offer editorial from internationally recognized photographers and writers and also publish articles and portfolios from our readers. 

Submit your questions to our expert advisory team and we will review and publish a detailed response to your best questions in our "Q&A" section.  If you have an interesting or helpful tip that you would like to share, I am happy to review and publish the best tips for our readers in the "Readers Tips" section.  


Distributed in PDF format for maximum portability, The Darkroom Underground caters to photographers of all skill levels.

Many darkroom photographers today capture on film, and either uses a blended analog/digital approach for the rest of their workflow or just digital exclusively after capture.  Digital photographers that didn't grow up with film are discovering the joy of creating a digital negative and making handmade alternative prints.  With all of these options, technical and creative options are effectively unlimited for contemporary photographers.  

Whether you are a traditionalist like myself that employs the analog process in every step of my fine art printmaking or a hybrid photographer, The Darkroom Underground publishes a balance of technical and creative articles in every issue along with featured photographers and some of their best artwork. 

We include technical articles for every format (e.g., 35mm, 120 medium format, large format, ultra-large-format) in addition to a wide range of print types to include classic silver gelatin darkroom prints, RA-4 color prints, and a variety of alternative mediums such as platinum/palladium printmaking, wet plate collodion, and many others.  We balance the technical articles with creative essays and full page photographs from featured photographers.  

At a time when we are all bombarded by digital in just about every area of our life, a publication dedicated to analog darkroom photography and its artists is resonating with photographers from around the world.  

Meet our world-class team of advisors.