Welcome to the Photography Area's Resource Page
The Photography Area is located in 212 Dodge Hall and can either be reached through the doorway off of College Walk or by taking the stairs at the back of the LeRoy Neiman Gallery (310 Dodge Hall). The facilities include a gang black and white darkroom with 15 enlargers, black and white film processing area, and a photo finishing area. The Photography Classrooms are located on the first floor of Watson Hall (612 W.115th Street). Lab fees cover the cost of all chemistry and darkroom facilities.
Full list of classes with course descriptions can be found on the Visual Arts Bulletin.
If a class is listed as full, please put your name on the Wait List for that class via CourseWorks.*
*Note: You must attend the first two class sessions or you will automatically be dropped from the class. Those not enrolled must also attend the first two class sessions or they will not be eligible to be added from the Wait List.
Faculty & Staff
Dana Buhl, Manager of Photography Facilities, Adjunct Assistant Professor. firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Claiborne & Diana Palermo, 2020 Photography Fellows. email@example.com
Darkroom Monitors and Hours
During Lab Hours the darkroom is kept open by trained student monitors who mix chemistry, answer student questions, and keep the facility clean and safe. Taking Photo 1 is a prerequisite to becoming a monitor, and becoming a monitor is the best way to gain access to the darkroom during semesters when you are not taking a photography class. Students interested in being a monitor should contact the Photography Fellow at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Darkroom Hours are available at this website: http://bit.ly/darkroomhours
PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTO I Supply List. Everything you need to purchase for this class.
Recommended 35mm SLR Cameras. These cameras are suitable for all classes.
Photography Area Technical Guide (8.5mb pdf). Last updated 9/14/2012.
Enlarger Diagram (111kb jpeg). A labeled diagram of our enlargers.
Photo Area's YouTube channel We post HOWTO videos on our channel
Light Meter Exposure Sheet (pdf). The only light meter you will need!
Nippon Photo Clinic: 212-982-3177
CAMERA & DARKROOM SUPPLIES
K&M Camera: 212-523-0954. Supplies and Cameras.
Fotocare: 212-741-2990. Cameras and some Supplies.
Brooklyn Camera Exchange: 888-570-6009. Cameras, ask for Arnie!
KEH: Camera Store, Online Only.
B & H: The behemoth. Cameras and Supplies.
Photography MFA Graduate Alumni Listing by year of MFA graduate students
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I took Photo in High School/Another School. Can I skip the Photography: Photo I pre-requisite ?
A: No. Our classes are unlike any other class you are likely to have taken.
Q: I have a digital SLR Camera. Can I use it for class ?
A: Advanced Photo III Seminar: YES. Photography: Photo I and Photography: Photo II: NO. We use film cameras exclusively and we make Black and White prints in the Darkroom.
Q: The class I want is listed as Full. What can I do to try and get in the class ?
A: Sign up for the Wait List for that class via CourseWorks and attend the first two sessions of the class in which you wish to enroll.
Q: Is there a Photography Major?
A: No, but there may be a Photography Concentration in the near future.
Q: I have a question about classes, cameras, or something photography related. Who can I contact ?
A: Stop by the Photography Office in 212 Dodge Hall during Office Hours.