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Photography Studios and Darkrooms

The Photography facilities let you create work using a variety of contemporary, historical, and alternative processes including both analog and digital techniques. In addition to a variety of shooting spaces, we offer multiple darkroom facilities for developing film and analog printing, spaces to edit and print digital photography, and services to send work out to be developed.

A wide selection of film and digital cameras, as well as lighting and studio equipment, are available for checkout from the Media Stockroom.

Features

Beseler 45 and Omega D Series Enlargers

These enlargers are designed for printing with 35mm, medium-format, and 4”x5” negatives. Two gang darkroom are available, one for beginner students and one for advanced. Processing trays allow for printing up to 20”x24”. Chemistry is provided and refreshed on a regular basis.

Film Processing Area

You can develop black-and-white film of any format. Processing tanks support 35mm, medium-format, and 4”x5” sheet film. A tray processing room is available for developing large-format sheet film. Chemistry is provided and refreshed on a regular basis.

Mural Room

A 45” wide processing sink is available for making large-scale gelatin silver prints. A Leitz enlarger for printing from 35mm and medium-format negatives, and a Beseler enlarger for printing from 4”x5” and 8”x10” negatives are available for large-scale projection.

Alternative Processes

A UV exposure unit allows for making prints of varying size and technique. Cyanotype, van Dyke brown, and platinum/palladium are some examples of processes supported in this area.

Project Suites

Hasselblad FlexTight X1 and 848 Partial-Drum Scanners

For making sharp, high-resolution scans of color and black-and-white negatives. These scanners support 35mm, medium-format, and 4”x”5 and 5”x7” sheet film. Can make 3F scans.

Epson Perfection V850 Flatbed Scanners

For scanning 35mm, medium-format, 4”x5” and 8”x10” negatives or books and documents up to 8.5”x11”.