Students in the Photography program are provided facilities that include black and white darkrooms, color darkrooms, a lighting studio and digitally equipped classrooms.
With an array of analog and digital photography equipment the division is an important student resource. Gear holdings include medium and large format cameras, digital SLR and mirrorless cameras, light meters, location lighting kits, tripods and video equipment. A full-time tech maintains our extensive equipment pool.
Equipment Check Out Facility
Equipment is available for check out on a 3-day basis
- 35mm cameras
- Medium format cameras – 6×6, 6×7, and 6×9
- Large format cameras – 4×5 and 8×10
- Digital cameras – DSLR and Micro four thirds, HD Professional Handheld Camcorder
- Light meters
- Portable light kits
A fully equipped lighting studio, complete with overhead grid, studio strobes, extensive light modifiers and seamless backgrounds, is available with 24-hour access for students.
- Full compliment of hot lights and strobe lights
- Full sweeps and tabletop sweep available
- Facility is available 24 hours, 7 days a week
Both private and communal darkrooms are available and equipped for working with all film formats from 35mm through 8×10 inch. The division also has capacity for work in antiquarian and alternative processes.
Black + White Darkroom
- 25 enlarger stations
- 1 8×10 enlarger
- 3 sinks
- 2 circular washers
5 Private Black + White Darkrooms
- Condenser head enlarger
- Processing sink
- Private darkrooms are available 24 hours, 7 days a week
DIGITAL PRINT STUDIO
The DPS uses a service based drop-off system and provides high quality, fine art digital prints using state-of-the-art printers and scanners. The studio also offers finishing services, which include mounting, matting, and framing.
Students also utilize the Center for Creative Photography and its extensive photographic archives. Both formally and informally, students have the opportunity to interact with the Center, its staff, visiting artists, historians, critics and theorists.