Photography Studio

The Photography Studio and the Darkroom Photography Studios provide spaces for students to work on black and white photography, digital photography and related projects.

Locations

Darkroom Photography Studio – Room 136
Digital Photography Studio – Room 133

Features

Darkroom Photography Studio:

  • Lockers to store chemicals and paper are available for a rental fee.
  • Digital cameras, 35mm cameras, and 120mm cameras are available for loan during class time. Outside of class time  these cameras may be rented for a fee.
  • 5 enlarger stations
  • Drying cabinet
  • Water bath
  • Oversized sink
  • Light table

Digital Photography Studio:

  • Black, white and gray backdrops
  • Lighting equipment: continuous and speed lights
  • Green screen
  • iMac computer with Adobe Suite
  • Matte cutter
  • Heat press
  • Epson Perfection V850 Pro negative scanner

Hours

  • The Darkroom Studio is open during Crafts Center hours, but available for use by studio members only when a class is not in session. View schedule»
  • The Digital Photography Studio is available by appointment only with appointments limited to a duration of two hours. Contact the Photography Studio Manager Katy Walls at kswalls@ncsu.edu to schedule appointments.

Studio Membership

Darkroom Studio:
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 with the Studio Manager 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.]

Learn more about membership» and membership fees»

Digital Photography Studio:
Due to high demand and limited availability, memberships are not available for this studio. The Digital Photography Studio is available for a fee* and by appointment only with appointments limited to a duration of two hours. Contact the Photography Studio Manager Katy Walls at kswalls@ncsu.edu to schedule appointments.

Digital Studio rental fees are as follows:

  • Level I – Fee paying NC State students: no charge
  • Level II – University Employees & Affiliates: $35/hour
  • Level III – General Public: $40/hour

Learn more about the designated fee level on our Fees page»

Studio notes

  • You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to use the studios.
  • Darkroom Studio members may reserve the negative scanner [Room 133] by contacting Studio Manager Katy Walls at kswalls@ncsu.edu.
  • You must provide your own chemicals and paper for the darkroom. These items are not available for purchase at the Crafts Center.
  • 35mm and 120 films are available for purchase at the Crafts Center.