Frequently Asked Questions

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

Can I join the society?

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.


How do I join the society?

If you are interested in signing up for membership please visit us during office hours. Membership is valid for the current session and costs €3. 

What are the benefits of membership?

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.


Do you have an office/committee room? Where is your committee room?

Yes, we have a committee room in the Atrium. See location details here, and handy video guides to navigate the Atrium here.


Can I join the DUPA committee?

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. 


I’d like to talk to someone about: DUPA/photography/my camera?

Visit us during office hours and we’d be happy to chat photography.


Where can I find out about upcoming events?

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

How do I rent equipment?

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

Do you have [equipment name] available for rental?

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


I need [equipment name] now! Can you help?

Unfortunately we cannot facilitate ad-hoc equipment rental requests. Ensure to book your equipment with plenty of time as bookings made with less than 24 hours notice generally do not get fulfilled. Pre-booking of equipment is essential.

I’ve missed some of the classes, can I access the lecture notes?

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

How do I access the darkrooms?

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.


Do I need to bring my own paper and chemicals to the darkroom?

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.


I have 35mm negatives and would like to scan them. Do you have a scanner?

Yes, the House 6 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 here.


Do you sell film?

Yes. We stock a range of 35mm B&W film and resell this at €2 per roll. Please visit us during office hours to purchase. A fair usage policy applies.


I need a photographer for an event. Can you help?

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. If you would like to source your own photographer, our Facebook group might be a good place to start.