Photography Facilities

623 S. Wabash Ave., 600 S. Michigan Ave., and 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Photography students have access to a state-of-the-art ink jet print lab and lighting studio, as well as extensive darkrooms.

Ink Jet Print Lab
623 S. Wabash Ave., 9th Floor

Edit and print photo projects big and small in our digital lab. We are equipped with plenty of printers, scanners, and computers to complete all of your projects.

Available to students enrolled in Photography courses, our digital lab is your dedicated campus workspace. We always have staff on-hand to answer questions. Want to print a mural-sized image or print on vinyl? We can do that. Need specific gear? You can check it out.

Inkjet Print Lab Contact
Weston Morris, Computer Lab Manager, wmorris@colum.edu

  • Printers
    • Canon printers
    • Epson printers
    • 18 17-inch printers (Epson and Canon)
    • 44-inch mural printers
    • Large format printer for vinyl, latex, etc.
  • Computers and Software
    • More than 70 Mac/PC Computers running Parallels
    • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Microsoft Office Suite
    • Apple iWork and iLife suites
    • FTP Applications, and more
  • Equipment
    • MacBooks
    • iPads
    • Wacom tablets
    • Mac Minis
    • Monitor Color Management Solutions
    • A variety of graphic design tools
    • Cameras are also available in our Media Center

Photography Darkrooms
600 S. Michigan Ave., 10th floor

Print black and white images in our fully outfitted photography darkrooms or experiment with Cyanotype, Van Dyke Brown, and liquid emulsion processes in the Experiment Techniques (ExTech) Lab. The photography darkrooms are open to students enrolled in a darkroom class or to students with previous darkroom experience.

Photography Darkrooms Contact
Robert Linkiewicz, Director of Facilities, rlinkiewicz@colum.edu

  • Equipment
    • Black and white darkrooms
    • Enlargers capable of printing up to 4x5 negatives, print easels up to 20x24
    • Access to 35mm, 6x6, and 4x5 cameras
    • RA4 Color Processor
    • Experiment Techniques (ExTech) Lab with facilities to work with Cyanotypes, Van Dyke Brown, and liquid emulsion processes

Photography Lighting Studio
1104 S. Wabash Ave., Room 202

Open to students enrolled in a Photography course, the 6,800-square-foot lighting studio is fully equipped with industry-standard cameras, lighting equipment, and computers. Create custom backdrops and scenes, experiment with lighting, and bring your vision to life with the help of knowledgeable and experienced staff.

Photography Lighting Studio Contact
Thomas Nowak, Studio Manager, tnowak@colum.edu

  • Equipment
    • Large shooting bays
    • Equipment cage
    • Lighting gear including: Mole Richardson, Smith Victor, Speedotron, Bowens, Kino Flo, Phottix and ProFoto
    • Available cameras: Canon 5D MarkIII, Leaf 40mb medium format digital backs with assorted lenses, and Calumet 4x5 film View Cameras
    • iMac computers with Adobe CC Suite and Capture One for tethered capture