Our 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 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, 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.

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 for Spring 2020

Digital Lab

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Bodie 205

Mon.: 11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Tue.: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wed.: 11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Thu.: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Darkroom Lab

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Von Ohlen 224 

Mon.: 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Tue.: 9:15 a.m. -10:45 a.m.
Wed.: 9:15 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Thu.: 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.


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Photography Information:
Tonya Whitlock
(630) 466-2287

Lab Coordinator Office Hours

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Mon.: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Tue.: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Wed.: 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Thu.: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Fri.: Off