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The Photography Centre (Room 417) is equipped with a wide range of facilities, providing students with the opportunity for hands-on learning in areas such as traditional black and white printing, traditional colour printing, digital printing and a variety of historical and experimental photographic processes.

The traditional B&W and Colour Darkroom complexes contain 59 enlarger stations, including 14 mural printing stations and two large-format wall projection stations. The Colex Colour Processor will develop traditional colour prints up to 30 inches wide, while Basic and Advanced B&W darkrooms contain large sinks for hand format.

The Epson Imaging Lab is equipped with Macintosh computers, film and print scanners, as well as large format Epson inkjet printers upon which students make photo-quality digital prints up to 60 inches wide. Students can also output digital negatives in this facility, which in turn can be used in our Historical Processes area to create Cyanotypes, Van Dyke Brown prints and Albumen prints.

The Historical Processes area is equipped with a Stat Camera and UV Exposure Unit. There is a resurgence of interest in old 19th-century techniques. Photography staff assist by preparing chemical formulas for students, which are weighed and mixed using recipes from the past.

The Print Finishing Room is used for trimming, dry mounting, mat cutting and photo editing purposes.

Three Shooting Studios accommodate photography students who wish to produce indoor still life, portrait and tableau pieces. The studios are equipped with Mole Richardson tungsten lights and various studio accessories. Speedotron Strobe units can be signed out from the Photo Equipment Cage.

The Photo Equipment Cage has available for sign-out a wide range of portable equipment, including: 4”x 5” view cameras, digital cameras, filters, light meters, film developing tanks and portable strobe kits to name just a few of the items available to students. Much of this equipment is available for overnight sign-out for students interested in location photo shoots. To contact the Photo Equipment Cage, please call 416-977-6000 Ext. 301

The following document must be read and understood before access to equipment and facilities will be granted:



The Photography Studio is now closed for the summer months.


Consumable materials can be purchased from technicians or class assistants during open studio hours. Please check studio and shop schedules in order to ensure you are not interrupting a class when you go to buy materials. Materials can only be bought using OCAD U tickets. Tickets can be purchased from the Cashier, Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Cashier is located in the Rosalie Sharp Pavilion, 115 McCaul Street, Level 1.

Materials available for purchase in Photography Centre

Please note: photo staff makes every effort to keep materials in stock, but availability and prices are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed.


Photo Equipment Cage: 416-977-6000, Ext. 301

David Otterson
416-977-6000, Ext. 264
Office: 417h

Hugh Martin
416-977-6000, Ext. 264
Office: 417h

Angela Del Buono (currently on leave)
416-977-6000, ext. 264
Office: 417h

Tek Yang
416-977-6000, Ext. 264
Office: 417h



The shops and studios are now closed for the summer.

The first day of the new academic year is: Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014.

Please check back soon for updated schedules!


Check back soon for Fall schedule updates!

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