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Photo Lab / Check Out 

Location- 209A Chalmers Hall​

Primary Contact: Bruce Wagman, 218-209-6135, bwagman@ku.edu

Accessibility and Limitations on Use: Only students enrolled in Photo Media courses are allowed to use the wet darkroom facilities. Equipment check out is available for all Arc/D students, faculty and staff. Please note that there are limitations on the types of photo equipment that can be checked out by students who are not Photo Media majors.

Hours: The Wet Lab is open to Photo Media students Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm and on Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. Equipment check out is available Monday-Friday, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm and Monday-Sunday, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.

Services Available: Full black and white wet darkroom facilities along with alternative process darkroom and coating room.

Appointment Required: No

Training Required: Yes, for advanced equipment checked out

Available Equipment:

            -DSLR Canon Cameras (23)

            -Point & Shoot Canon Cameras (2)

            -Canon Lenses—various sizes (37)

            -Speedlights (10)

            -35mm Film Cameras (17)

            -4x5 Cameras (15)

            -Video Cameras (12)

            -Audio equipment (various microphones, condensors, recorders, mixers and headphones)​

Darkroom Equipment:

            -Processors (2)

            -Film drying cabinets

            -Enlargers (18)

            -Mounting press


            -Strobes (16)

            -Continuous Lights (14)

            -Tripods/Stands (14)​

            -Reflectors (7)

            -Soft boxes (11)​

            -Lighting stands (29)

Rules on Usage: Darkroom rules are posted. Equipment check out requires signature of an agreement that covers responsibility, liability and check out duration

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