Chalmers Hall Photography Lab


209A Chalmers Hall​

Primary Contact

Christina Santner,

Accessibility and Limitations on Use

Only students enrolled in Photo Media courses are allowed to use the wet darkroom facilities. Equipment check out is available for all Arc/D students, faculty and staff. Please note that there are limitations on the types of photo equipment that can be checked out by students who are not Photo Media majors.


Monday - Thursday 8am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 2pm
Sunday 12 - 9pm

After-hours access is available. To receive after-hours access, students must complete a training with the lab technician as well as have the necessary course pre-requisites.

Services Available

The photography lab offers full darkroom facilities for black and white silver gelatin printing, as well as wet lab spaces for processing both B&W and color film. Additionally the lab offers an alternative process darkroom and coating room, a fully equipped lighting studio, and film scanning space.

Appointment Required

No appointment is required during Open Lab Hours. Students have the option to reserve time in the Lighting Studio, Scanning Room, and Photo Digital Printing Lab.

Training Required

Yes, some advanced equipment requires training or a course prerequisite to check-out. To reserve time in the lighting or scanning studio, training or course prerequisites are required.

Available Equipment

  • DSLR Canon Cameras
  • Point & Shoot Canon Cameras
  • Canon Lenses—various sizes
  • Speed-lights & LED Light Kits
  • 35mm Film Cameras
  • 4x5 Cameras
  • Video Cameras
  • Audio equipment (various microphones, condensers, recorders, mixers and headphones)

Darkroom Equipment

  • Jobo Processors
  • Film Drying Cabinets
  • Small, Medium, and Large Format Enlargers
  • Mounting Press
  • Archival Print Washer
  • Film Scanners
  • UV Exposure Boxes

Lighting Studio

  • Strobes
  • Continuous Lights
  • Tripods/Stands
  • Reflectors
  • Soft Boxes
  • Lighting Stands

Rules on Usage

Darkroom rules are posted. Equipment check out requires signature of an agreement that covers responsibility, liability and check out duration