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Photography Centre

Overview

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 (B&W) 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 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, call 416-977-6000, Ext. 301

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

PHOTOGRAPHY CENTRE GUIDELINES 2015/2016

Please read for information regarding how late fines work in the Photography Centre.

Materials

Materials available for purchase in the Photography Centre

Please note: Photography Centre staff make every effort to keep materials in stock, but availability and prices are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed. For the materials purchasing policy, please see the Buying materials page for details.

 

Schedule

Photography Centre, Rm. 417 - Summer 2016 schedule

Studio schedules are subject to change without notice. Please consult studio doors for the most up-to-date information.

Contact

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

For email inquiries: Photography Technician

David Otterson
Technician
416-977-6000, Ext. 264
Office: 417h
dotterson@faculty.ocadu.ca

Hugh Martin
Technician
416-977-6000, Ext. 264
Office: 417h
hmartin@faculty.ocadu.ca

Angela Del Buono
Technician
416-977-6000, Ext. 264
Office: 417h
adelbuono@faculty.ocadu.ca

Tek Yang
Technician
416-977-6000, Ext. 264
Office: 417h
wyang@faculty.ocadu.ca

Jessica Maltais
Technician
416-977-6000, Ext. 264
Office: 417h
jmaltais@faculty.ocadu.ca