Photography At Waubonsee

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Our Facilities

Traditional Darkroom
Traditional Facilities

Our newly remodeled traditional lab consists of a film loading room, film processing area and one large open darkroom. In the darkroom there are 12 Beseler enlargers and a custom sink with a large drum washer. In the classroom students have access to mounting equipment, mat cutting, and editing tools, as well as a large vent hood for toning or using spray adhesive. Traditional film cameras (35mm to 4x5 film formats) are also available to check out for FREE on a week to week basis.

Digital Lab
Digital Photography Lab

The digital lab consists of 24 MacPro work stations and 5 Macbook Pros which are all equipped with the latest Adobe CC software. Also available in the lab is a Imacon large format scanner, 5 Epson 17" wide, P5000 large format printers, and a Epson 4880 Piezio (B&W) printer. The students have the tools to make and use custom paper profiles, and are able to check out a variety of digital cameras and lenses for FREE on a weekly basis. Students can also print their work on a large scale using one of two Epson 44" wide printers, an Epson 9800 or an Epson P10000 for a small fee.

Lighting Studio
Photo Lighting Studio

The lighting studio consists of a single open area, with the equipment room inside containing a multitude of grip equipment (stands, light modifiers, light meters, etc.). For lighting, students use Speedotron, Mole-Richardson, Travelights, and Smith-Victor lighting equipment. We also have location kits (strobes, LEDs, and tungsten lights) that students can check out on a weekly basis for FREE.

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Photo Lab Hours

Digital Lab

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Bodie 205

Mon.: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tues.: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wed.: 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thu.: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fri.: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


If the door is closed please see Lab Coordinator in VON 213. If no one is there to let you in during open lab times, please see someone in Bodie 136.

This Room is to stay locked when unoccupied at all times.

There is also no food allowed in the lab, drinks must be in a container with a closing non-spill lid.

Darkroom Lab

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Von Ohlen 224 

Mon.: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Tues.: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wed.: 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thu.: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fri.: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


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Photography Information:
(630) 466-2287

Lab Coordinator Office Hours

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Mon.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tue.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wed.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thu.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fri.: 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.