Photography Facilities

Photography at the School of Creative Arts

Photography works over four lab areas to provide students the opportunity for production in analogue black & white film processing and printing along with digital image processing and printing. The lighting studio further supports student production.

Black & White Photography Lab

The black & white photography lab includes professional quality equipment for processing film and producing black & white photographic prints up to 16” x 20”. 

The photo lab includes a film loading room, film processing sink and a well-ventilated eleven-station gang darkroom, with two 4x5 enlargers, and nine medium format enlargers, set up to print from medium format and 35mm film. The black & white facility also offers equipment for fibre-based printing.

Supervised open lab time provides expanded access to the facility, usually 30 – 40 hours a week, to allow students to engage deeply with the medium.

Graduate students are assigned private darkroom access upon request with the completion of Health & Safety training. 

Lighting Studio

A lighting studio with new lights and sweep backdrop system supports production in portraiture, still life, etc. The studio is available by reservation. 

Equipment for Student Loan

Along with the equipment and facilities available within the building, students may borrow equipment for use outside the school. These include DSLR cameras, tripods, light meters, and light kits. Loan access increases as students progress through the program. Chris Blais, Digital Technician handles all equipment sign out. His office is located at Room B12, Armouries.

Digital Image Processing

Photography students work in the computer lab to process their images. Calibrated monitors are available for print preparation.

The Digital Video Imaging Lab (DVIL) and the Senior Computer Lab have film and flatbed scanners to digitize material.

Digital Print Lab

The Digital Print Lab provides high quality printing, at up to 44” x 90”, at affordable prices.

Nadja Pelkey, Technician
Armouries, B02a
(519) 253-3000 ext. 2841