The WSU Photography Department maintains both darkroom and digital facilities, designed to support creativity, exploration, education and community. The Photography area is committed to teaching both traditional and digital technologies in order to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the medium, and to promote an active exploration of ideas, materials and techniques.Darkroom Facilities
Our gang darkroom has 18 stations all equipped with large format enlargers. In addition there is a separate film processing area with two film loading rooms. A large format film processing / non-silver space is available for use by advanced students. There is also a dry area for mounting and matting of prints. A lab monitor is always available during darkroom hours. Intermediate and advanced students have 24 hour access to the lab.
Photography students have 24 hour access to a state of the art Mac Lab with 20 stations located a short distance from the darkroom. There is also a smaller Mac Lab inside the darkroom area that is dedicated to digital input and output. Each station has its own scanner and archival inkjet printer. The lab is also equipped with a 24 inch archival inkjet printer.
We supply students with much of the equipment required for their classes. Students have access to a variety of equipment including: Single Lens Reflex and 4x5 field and monorail film cameras as well as Digital Single Lens Reflex cameras. Tripods and lighting equipment are also available.