You are here: HomeAbout UsFacilities

Facilities

Enlargers and Darkrooms

There are three darkrooms for individual use in addition to the main darkroom. The rooms are referenced by the colour of their door. The yellow, red, and green rooms are for individual use for black and white. These are available to the general membership when not in use for instructional purposes. As a reminder, please report any faulty equipment or chemical needs to the Porter immediately so we may deal with these issues promptly.

Digital Equipment

Note: An orientation is required before the digital suite may be used.

Apple Computer with Adobe Photoshop CS3 and Nikon Scan 4

Dell PC with Adobe Lightroom 6, Windows Movie Maker

Asus Professional 2k IPS Monitor (2560x1440) with 99% Adobe RGB. Capable of displaying a billion colours. (To take advantage of the full capabilities of this monitor, please use the Dell PC)

Nikon Super Coolscan 9000ED ( with 35mm holder, 35 mm slide holder, and medium format holder) – connected to the Mac computer only

Lightbox to view your negative or positive film. A magnifying loupe is not provided.

Internet Access:

            Dell: Click the WIFI icon and sign into the UofT network using your UTORid.

            Mac: Just open Safari and start browsing! If any messages come up, just ignore them.

Chemistry

The Club provides stock solutions of the most common chemical solutions required for black and white film developing and printing, including developer, stop bath, and fixer. As well, basic chemicals are provided for more customized and advanced applications. These include chemicals for film and paper processing, such as, hydroquinone, elon, sodium sulphite, acetic acid, sodium thiosulphate, etc. and are provided free for the members to make up their own black and white developers and fixer. Paper is not provided but can be bought at various shops including online. A great online shop for photo supplies is https://www.bhphotovideo.com/.