Photography At Waubonsee
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.
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, 1 Epson 17" wide, P5000 large format printer, 4 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.
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.