Photo of a street sign showing legs walking


Shoot film? Join us at 4pm outside Custom Lane - by the Shore, Leith - for our first meet up since forever. Everyone’s invited, there’s film if you need it and it will be ace. Don’t shoot film? Come anyway, as Keith once said to Charlie “what the hell else would you do”.

Saturday 4th September 2021

4pm // Meet outside Custom Lane (film available if you need it, point and shoots to borrow)

4.30pm - 6pm // Walk the backstreets and boulevards of Leith cameras in-hand, talk film.

6pm onwards // Outside pints at the Shore (for late joiners check outside Malt & Hops or Innis & Gunn or message us on here for location)

Open to all // Always free

An informal analogue photography meet up that's free and open to all. Those new to film photography are especially welcome. Canister Camera Club is a place to ask questions, swap film, borrow cameras, hang out and catch up. 


Past Events


Come find us at Trading Post on Sunday 1st December down at Custom Lane, Leith for the finest selection of 35mm, 120 & instant film, quality Canister goods, unique gifts and zines.

TRADING POST | A Marketplace

Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL
We are delighted to announce that, following the success of the inaugural Trading Post event, the unique marketplace will return to Custom Lane on December 1st.
Carefully curated by Custom Lane and Rogue Village, Trading Post is a design-led marketplace, featuring some of the country’s most exciting independent designers, retailers and producers.
The indoor food hall will offer a diverse range of produce, perfect for your Christmas larder or gifting, while our activity spaces will host design and making workshops for all ages.
Full line-up to be announced soon. Image design: @_humanresources_


Canister Pride Edinburgh Photowalk 2019

Canister Camera Club is getting together for a special analogue photography photowalk in support of Pride Edinburgh 2019

Meeting from 11am to 12pm at the wonderful Hemma Bar, 73 Holyrood Road to load up on film, coffee and breakfast for those that need it. They’ll be a few select rolls for sale in case you’re running low, DM us on Instagram @canistercameraclub with any requests.

At 12pm we head out and jostle for position before the march heads off at 12.30pm. We’ll walk with the march however the group will most likely splinter off in search of shots. Any late comers, slow starters or lost souls can be scooped up from outside Revolution, 30a Chambers Street on the way past around 1.30pm.

As the march moves on to the EUSA Campus, George Square and then the Meadows we will reconvene at The Royal Dick at Summerhall from 3pm.

More details on Pride Edinburgh 2019 can be found here. We are not officially affiliated to the event, we’re just getting together to shoot some film, hang out and show our solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community in Scotland and around the world.

As always Canister events are free and open to all.


© Paul Marr Photography

Paul Marr // Guest Talk

Saturday 11th May at 3pm // Custom Lane, Leith


We're very excited to be welcoming freelance fashion photographer and post-production pro Paul Marr to Canister. Paul produces stunning dream-like fashion editorials for a range of publications, mostly shooting with his beloved Hasselblad and Kodak 120 film.

Collaboration plays a big part in Paul's work - from hair and make-up to stylists and set-designers - allowing him to craft images that seem to exist in another, more beautiful, ethereal world.

© Paul Marr Photography

Paul also shoots Polaroids and 8mm shorts and will be presenting work and talking about his inspiration, process and post-production. 

Free and open to all.

Canister Pop Up Poster

Saturday 11th May // 10am - 5pm

Canister Pop-up Shop will be open for business all day at Custom Lane, Leith.

Head down early for some StreetCandy ATM400 specials only on the day.

StreetCandy ATM400 is a 35mm black and white ISO 400 film which has been repurposed, re-spooled and beautifully repackaged by Vincent Moschetti in France.

Originally manufactured as cashpoint / ATM surveillance film StreetCandy has a thin physical base (to save space in those holes in the walls!) so it's not recommended to push any more than one stop but at box speed it's perfect for street shooting in all conditions. Simply self-dev as per HP5 or support your local film lab, just let them know it’s spooled on to a recycled canister. Check out Vincent’s video from the link above for more info.

We'll also have a range of 35mm, 120 and instant film for sale as well as books, zines and our own brand accessories, all created via collaborations within the Canister Camera Club community. 


Canister presents

Lost & Found at Custom Lane, Leith

An evening of analogue rediscovery

Friday 18th January 2019 // 6.30pm - 8.30pm // Free

Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL

Screening: Robert Blomfield: An Unseen Eye

Stu Edwards and Robert Blomfield at home

An Unseen Eye is an intimate portrait of photographer Robert Blomfield, now in his 80s, as he reflects on his early life shooting the streets of Edinburgh during his student days and early career in the 1950s and 60s. As his family work through his incredible archive, Robert’s work is now being widely seen for the first time. 

Stuart Edwards is a photographer and film maker based in Edinburgh and a Canister Camera Club regular. Intrigued by Robert’s story, Stu made contact and spent some time at Robert’s home in the north of England. The resulting 15-minute documentary is a beautiful insight into one man’s lifelong passion for photography and currently accompanies Robert’s exhibition at the City Arts Centre, Edinburgh.

Stu will be introducing his film, An Unseen Eye, followed by a screening and Q&A.

Artist Talk: A Sense of Someplace

© A Sense of Someplace

Artist Lindsay Perth works with found 35mm slides, spending hours taking them apart, pairing them by hand and projecting them to create new stories from long lost memories. 

Lindsay will present her work as projections and prints.

The Guest Roll

FilmNeverDie ROI200

Our guest roll will be FilmNeverDie IRO200. FilmNeverDie is an analogue photography store / lab / cafe in Melbourne, Australia. Funded via Kickstarter, they launch their own rebranded 35mm ISO200 colour film in 2017. Our stock is from the most recent (and probably the last) batch run and comes as 36 exposure rolls. It's DX coded so is perfect for compacts as well as SLR cameras. 色/ or IRO simply means colour in Japanese. The film is produced from existing Fujifilm stock.

FilmNeverDie IRO200 will be available at cost only on the night.