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 printing by hand.
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 44” inches wide. Students can also output digital negatives in this facility, which in turn can be used in our Historical Processes area to create Cyanotype and Van Dyke Brown prints.
The Historical Processes area is equipped with two UV Exposure Units. 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, 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
Students who wish to access the Photography Centre and its equipment and facilities must join the Photography Centre Class on Canvas. Please click the link above to join the class, complete the modules, and achieve 100% on the comprehension quizzes. Eligibility requirements are covered in the modules on Canvas.
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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.