Facilities within the SMC Photography Department
The Photography Department has 10 shooting bays or studios for use by intermediate and advanced level students, black-and-white and color darkrooms, and a digital lab.
Intermediate level students enjoy the use of 1,440 square feet of studio space, divided into six 240 sq.’ bays. Equipment supporting these studio bays includes Profoto lights and modifiers.
Advanced students have access to nearly 1,800 square feet of shooting space. There are two studios of 285 square each. There is a 600-square space with cove and return. The other is a 600-square studio with a cyclorama and return, a working kitchen, dressing and makeup room, and equipment storage rooms.
Each studio is outfitted with all the necessary grip equipment and Profoto lights and modifiers.
Digital Imaging Lab
The digital imaging lab consists of 28 instructional Macintosh computers, with 10 additional Macs supporting a tabloid flatbed scanner and multiple Hasselblad/Imacon film scanners handling all formats up to 4x5” with Canon inkjet printers capable of handling papers up to 44" wide.
A Community Darkroom
SMC offers a community darkroom of thirty Omega D5-XL black-and-white enlargers with a full compliment of Rodenstock lenses for 35mm, medium format and 4x5 films arrayed around a 200 square foot stainless steel sink. Twenty-two individual color printing rooms contain Chromega D5-XL enlargers, again with Rodenstock lenses for all formats up to 4x5”. Type C prints are machine-processed here, and our Ilfochrome processing is completed in a Fujimoto CP-51 dry-to-dry processor. The Photography Department also maintains a 900 square exhibition gallery with shows running year-round.