The Edwards Center Darkoom has a variety of state-of-the-art equipment necessary for most photography needs.
Edwards Center Darkroom

The introductory classes in our program emphasize 35mm black-and-white film-based photography.  As part of the intermediate level of the curriculum we offer classes in digital color and large-format photography and our advanced offerings encourage sustained self-directed study. The photography facilities include a 2,200-square-foot 18-enlarger gang darkroom and “white” room for print washing and drying, three negative developing rooms equipped for 35mm and large format development, a print finishing room, and a critique space. Our digital media lab, also measuring 2,200 square feet, has state-of-the-art digital image processing capacity. All photography students have 24-hour key card access to the facilities.

Darkroom Equipment includes

  • Chemicals for black and white printing and developing
  • 8 Beseler 23C III Enlargers, to be expanded to 15 in the coming months
  • 3 Omega 4x5 Enlargers
  • Each enlarger is housed within an individual workstation. The workstations each have an 11x14-inch adjustable enlarging easel, and a 16x20-inch adjustable enlarging easel is available for larger prints.
  • 2 16x20 Gravity Works archival print washers

Digital Media Lab

  • Epson 4990, 10000XL and V750 Scanners
  • 2 Epson 3880 17-inch wide Printers
  • 1 Epson 9880 44-inch wide large format printer
Available for Check Out
  • 7 4x5 cameras and tripods
  • 1 Arri light kit
  • 1 Rolleiflex medium format camera
  • 1 Mamiya RB67 medium format camera
  • 10 Bogen Tripods
  • Numerous digital cameras including Canon Rebels from IT Loaning