Photography Studio

The Photography Studio  and Darkroom provide a space for students to work on black and white photography, digital photography and related projects.


Darkroom – Room 136
Photography Studio – Room 133


  • Lockers to store chemicals and paper are available for a rental fee.
  • Digital cameras and 35mm camera for loan during class time

Black and white darkroom:

  • 12 enlarger stations
  • Drying cabinet
  • Drying racks
  • Water baths
  • Oversized sinks
  • Light table

Photo studio:

  • Black, white and gray backdrops
  • Lighting equipment
  • Green screens
  • iMac computer with Photoshop and Chroma Key (green screen software)
  • Matte cutter
  • Negative scanner


The Photography Studio and Darkroom are open during Crafts Center hours, but available for use by studio members only when a class is not in session. View schedule »

Studio Membership

Studio memberships are available for purchase by those not taking a class, provided they have sufficient experience and knowledge to work independently in the studio. First–time users must complete an orientation before purchasing a membership. Membership to the Crafts Center entitles members full access to special events and their studio of choice during open hours and when a class is not in session. [The Center’s schedule runs on the official NC State University schedule.]

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Studio notes

  • You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to use          the studio.
  • Photography Studio members may reserve the photo studio (Room 133) by calling the info desk at 919.515.2457.
  • You must provide your own chemicals and paper for the darkroom. These items are not available for purchase at the Crafts Center.