Seeing the world through the camera’s lens

Technology has made it easy for anyone to take a picture—but not everyone can be a photographer.

Photography is an exciting medium that marries expression and aesthetics with evolving technology. Our Photography specialization encourages you to develop creativity while mastering technique, giving you the skills and vision to focus on the areas that interest you most: fine art, studio portraits, event photography, corporate communications, fashion, product—or wherever your lens takes you.

Courses and Certificate Program

Waubonsee offers several photography courses, along with a career-focused Certificate of Achievement program centered on photography.

Photography Certificate

Photography Facilities

Traditional Darkroom
Traditional Photography Lab

Our traditional lab consists of a film loading room, film processing area and one large open darkroom with 12 Bessler enlargers which students are able to print 35mm - 4x5 negatives. We also have a small darkroom used for advanced students. 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 Photography 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, 4900 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.

Photographic 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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Hans Klemmer, Adjunct Faculty

Wade Duerkes

Wade Duerkes, Adjunct Faculty

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Jasmine Clark, Adjunct Faculty

Digital Photography Student Work

Traditional Photography Student Work

Photo Lab Hours for Fall 2018

Digital Lab

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Bodie 205

Mon.: 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Tue.: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Wed.: 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Thu.: 8:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Fri.: CLOSED

Darkroom Lab

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Von Ohlen 224 

Mon.: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tue.: 8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Wed.: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thu.: 8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Fri.: CLOSED

Contact

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Photography Lab Coordinator:
Jonathan Underwood
(630) 466-2287
junderwood@waubonsee.edu

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Lab Coordinator Office Hours

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Mon.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tue.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wed.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thu.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Fri.: Off